This. Is. Awesomeness!!!!! I know I go on & on ad nauseum about how horribly shy I was growing up, but the fact is I was. Add a whole bunch of insecurity in the mix and you pretty much get a disaster waiting to happen. That is why it thrills me to no end that my kids are nothing like me (or how I used to be anyway).
This getup, it kills me. It's spirit week at Emry's Junior High and today is dress as your favorite Christmas character. Emry picked a Christmas Tree. As I was pinning her costume on it was really itching her but she said "It's worth it for the fame". Hahahahahahaha, Oh, I guess she'll be famous after today :)
Her first class is P.E. and I tried to explain how she could take her outfit off but she said she'll just put her P.E. clothes on over it. Um, okay. That will be a sight to see.
The point is she's having fun and no one is going to get in the way of that. Bravo Emry. Bravo.
Here's some random Christmas spirit-y pics. Obviously Glenn and Lila haven't had the Christmas spirit. Either that or I've been lazy with the camera.
Also a fun tradition we've started this year is Elf on the Shelf. I thought it was lame but Glenn came home with one and it's actually so much fun! The kids can't wait to wake up every morning and find Tiny Buddy Ron. That's his name. The kids couldn't agree on a name so we used all their suggestions. It works.
Emry and I made the hat above for Monday's spirit day. As with the Christmas tree outfit everything was purchased at the thrift store. The snowman on top of her hat actually bounced all around. Good times.
Didn't take any pics of the mountains of caramel corn I made, probably too busy eating it. We woke up one morning to find that Tiny Buddy Ron ruined my puzzle. But that's okay because I need to get this house in order as my sister and her family arrive in 3 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so ready for the BEST Christmas ever. I will be surrounded by my kids, Glenn, my 2 sisters, parents, brother in law, nieces, nephews, possibly 2 of my brothers and Brutus. Nothing Better.