Saturday, December 26, 2009
Another great day in FL!  I got up bright and early, my one early shopping day of the year, and headed to Target.  I love all their Christmas toys they have each year and always stock up the day after Christmas for next year's stocking stuffers.  After a bunch of great deals, I picked up Olivia and we went to get my hair cut.  Then we headed to the mall to spend some money which was again burning a hole in her pocket!  She had decided to use Christmas money to get her ears pierced (again).  The first time was a birthday gift and she ended up taking one out at school, so I left them out.  I'm hoping she's learned her lesson and leaves them in this time! :)

We girls had lunch at Panera and then headed back to Grandma and Grandpa's.

The kids got a few outdoor toys for Christmas so we spent some time outside playing today...

Olivia did great on her pogo stick!

Santa gave each of the kids a skateboard and they were in heaven, having wanted these forever! :)  I have it on good authority that Santa and his wife got great deals on these! :)

Unfortunately we all have pretty sore throats which is not much fun right now.  Braeden seemed to be the worst and during dinner just did not want to eat, asked to be carried, and was almost moaning aloud... oh wait, he was moaning! :)  We took his temp and it was a whopping 103!  Poor guy, no wonder he was moaning!  Praying it's short-lived and that the Motrin kicks in quick!

It was a long, but good day... and we had one tired pup who crashed hard about five minutes after being sent to bed...

Off to Krispy Kreme tomorrow for breakfast and another day of ice skating for Olivia! :)  Good night!


Sara said...

Loved seeing all the pictures! And I'm impressed with Olivia on the pogo stick. I got one for Christmas one year and never figured out how to use it. :)

maureen said...

Wow what talent. Sounds like everyone is having a great time. Happy New Year.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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