We have had a fun and super busy weekend! Friday night we had Game Night - we all played Dance, Dance Revolution - well, I observed. 7+ months pregnant makes it kinda hard to play! It was hilarious to watch, though! Saturday we got up to early to clean house and get everything ready for Emma's b'day party. My parents came over early to stay with Emma while she took an early nap so that Michael & I could run around and pick up last minute stuff for the party and Emma's birthday cake. We hadn't really planned on getting a big cake b/c the kids were going to all decorate cupcakes together, but every single trip to HEB she asked to go look at her birthday cake in the deli and we had to go see it for at least five minutes - the castle cake. So, of course we had to get it for her! She was so thrilled when she saw it on the table. "For me? It's for me!?!?"
We still decorated cupcakes, though - and since the weather was so cold we brought it indoors to do. I was a bit worried it was going to be a complete messy disaster, but I have to say it went great and all the kids seems to have a good time decorating (and eating) their cupcakes!
Saturday night was my company Christmas party so after Emma's b'day party she went to spend the night with Geddo & Teta - which lately she asks to do all the time. Every time we visit now she says, "Can I stay with Teta & Geddo?" - she is also getting into visiting friends' houses. "Can so-and-so come to my house..." or "Can I go to so-and-so's house?" Does that usually start this early!?!?! LOL
Anyway, so after everyone headed home and we finished cleaning up the house we got ready and headed downtown for the Christmas party. It was a lot of fun and we had a blast until I saw the cheesy prom pics we took and saw myself in my preggo dress looking like a big old tent!! I haven't found one maternity dress that was attractive. I bought this one when I was pregnant with Emma actually, but since she came three weeks early I ended up not wearing it to that year's Chrsitmas party - so, I couldn't let it continue to just hang in my closet. We did have a great time, though. We had a wide variety of entertainment this year, too. The main stage had Roger Creagar and Lori Morgan and company employees even held another stage for a while...but the show that I enjoyed the best were these guys:
They are called the Bucket Boys for obvious reasons - they really were pretty awesome. I couldn't believe how fast they were playing and it sounded great. It was hard to believe it was just buckets they were playing on. It was funny, though b/c when they left they had special made canvas carrying cases for their buckets! Guess they gotta keep their buckets protected, too! Ha!
It was harder this year to stand on my feet too long, though so we ended up heading home a bit earlier than last year, but still ended up sleeping in on Sunday and missing church. The afternoon was productive, though. Since Emma was still at my parents' house I took advantage and put up our Christmas decorations - Emma was so excited to see the tree all lit up when my parents brought her home. I was glad to get it all done to surprise her before she made it home! My parents brought her home in the evening in time for all of us to go to church for the annual Christmas pageant they put on - it was so good. Emma did pretty good - we only had to take her out twice. Once to potty and once to have a talk about being quiet!
I took today off so Emma and I went shopping - we had two more birthday presents to buy and a couple more Christmas presents. I'm actually just about done with my Christmas shopping - I'm so thrilled. I just need a couple more and I'll be finished. I actually got on the ball early this year like I SAY I'm going to do each year and finally did it this year!
Well, now I have b'day presents to wrap and I need to get something out to start for dinner, too.