It has been a long week.  I woke up at 3:30 Wednesday morning with the mother of all migraines.  I used to get migraines all the time, but over the years I have been more careful about the triggers that would bring them on as well as taking different medications to regulate my hormones.  Well, I am thinking it must be time to adjust my medications again.  That migraine pretty much wiped out the rest of my week.  So, my posts and my photo taking has been pretty limited. 

We got the tree up last weekend and I was able to get the kids to agree force a photo in front of the tree.


I was able to take Bennett out for our date for the month.  He is our special kid of the month for December and we went to the mall and he tried out Sbarro.  He was quite impressed with the massive piece of pizza he got!

On Saturday, we started the first of many of Patrick’s basketball tournaments for his traveling team.  It was an early morning and a long time on those bleachers.  I will have to get my rear back in bleacher training because January and February are quite busy with tournaments.  Even though the boys only won one game, they stuck with it and played well against some tough teams. 

Patrick ready for the pass

Patrick’s got the ball

This year I got a puzzle for our family to do during Advent.  Unfortunately, it was more of a Mom and Dad activity than a family activity…..until we were down to the last 20 pieces, then the kids were ready to help out.  We are pretty proud we got this 500 piece puzzle put together in just 11 days!

Since Lego started making their Winter Village sets 3 years ago, I started purchasing their featured set each year.  It started with the Toy Shop, then the Bakery and this year was the Post Office.  We take them apart and then put them together again each year, so again, it is another family activity.  This year we put it on top of our entertainment center, but we may have to carve out a special place just for this village as we will be running out of room up there.  I added the fake snow to make it a little more fun!

The Bakery

The Post Office and Mail Truck

The Gazebo and Band got with the Post Office Set and then the Toy Shop

The rest of the Toy Shop set

The best way we know how to close out our week is with homemade ice cream!  Today was a great family day so what better way to send Sunday night off with a bang but with homemade Cookies and Cream ice cream.  YUM!

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  1. Lorie on December 12, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Busy week! That ice cream looks GREAT! 🙂

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