Saturday, December 15, 2007

Party Time!

Last night we went to Todd's work Christmas party, and had a fabulous time. A whole night out with adults. I forgot how fun that can be.

It was a vast improvement on last year simply for the fact that I was 8 1/2 months pregnant last Christmas. I remember I was primping in our bathroom before the party and Joey came around the doorway, took one look at me and said, "You look like Santa, Mumma!"  Just what I wanted to hear. Here I thought my red blouse simply looked festive. Ah well.

This year when I came downstairs where the boys were eating Joey looked shocked when he saw me and said, "WHAT? Mumma you look beautiful! I love your beautiful blouse! I like your headband!"  It was very sweet, and yet a little disconcerting that he was so taken aback to see me look put together. Of course he did finish it off with, "You should wear that everyday!"  Typical male. Every woman should wear high heels, full make-up, and a skirt around the house while she cooks and cleans. Little caveman.

I managed to keep myself clean for all of 10 minutes until Tommy put his sticky food fingers on my blouse. He just couldn't keep his little hands off. He kept saying, "Mumma you so bootiful. I lub you." Heh, heh.

Can you see how sweaty I am in this picture? This was the last one taken in a series of 800. The boys are little camera hogs and kept trying to jump in between us. Towards the end there I was kicking them away. Todd's head was ready to blow, and my mom was laughing so hard she could barely keep the camera still. I especially love the toys spilling out of the toy box behind us. Very classy, no?


Anglophile Football Fanatic gave me this awesome award. It is to go to bloggers that, in her words, spread Festivus for the rest of us. I am very excited about this one as it feeds into my snowman obsession.

I would like to pass this award on to Kellen at On the Upside for her festive new design. I love the red and green and it makes me feel cheery every time I visit. I also want to give it to Lotus at SarcasticMom for the picture she has of her son in the Santa hat. It is SO cute and funny you must go check it out.


Anonymous said...

Why thank you! Very cute award. :-) If you liked that picture, you should check this one out:
He's Watching!

Hehe. Mexican Santa knows if you've been good or bad!

Lovely photo, btw. Beautiful couple and beautiful tree!

The New Mom on the Blog said...

Sometimes when we are too caught up with kids and every day life, we often forgets to have our own personal time...and that's when the frustrations start coming...

so glad you got time away from the kids.

you really look festive! *wink*

Kellan said...

I love that it was the 800th picture as I can so relate to that and you all look so happy and beautiful - what a nice looking couple you are!!!

Thanks so much for this really great award - I'm glad you like my new design, I couldn't be happier with it and I love that you always come to visit me as you are my dear friend. Thanks again and have a good weekend. Kellan

OHmommy said...

Awwww, that picture is perfect. And yes, I do love the toys.

I was soo pregnant this time last year too. Wow, things really do change in a years time. Don't they?

Have a good one. Again, you picture is adorable. Makes me want to take one of just my husband and I.

Brittany said...

I think you look gorgeous! You don't look sweaty at all! Hope you had fun!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

It is generally at the point when you are about to just say, "That's it. There won't be a good one," that the really great one appears. What toys? That's every room in my house! You guys look great.

Chrissy said...

That is such a great picture of you two. Hope you had fun at the party.

painted maypole said...

you both look fabulous, not at all sweaty or about to blow up at the kids. good acting. ;)

Family Adventure said...

Hope you had a good time. Lovely picture -- wouldn't have imagined it was taken amidst chaos :)


Julie Pippert said...

You guys look great (and no, not sweaty!) and so glad it was a nice time out. :)

Using My Words

Rima said...

You guys look gorgeous! My kids are always taken aback when I "clean up," too.


Anonymous said...

You look great. And it's nice you are teaching your son how to complement a woman.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson