I have been buried in Christmas preparations. Today I have spent my whole morning and expect the remainder of the afternoon doing secret Christmas presents :-)
Although Christmas is sneaking up quickly and I have been swamped I took a much need and break earlier this weekend to hang out with my beloved nephews! My brother and sister needed time to do some last minute Santa's helper errands and Hubby and I offered to keep the kids. We had the boys Friday, Friday night and most of the day Saturday. We had a blast but...let's just say I have a great appreciation for my sister. An appreciation that was there before this weekend, but has tripled....no quadrupled after our few days together.
Now, don't misinterpret my comment, my nephews are amazing, polite, and well behaved. They were nothing short of great this weekend. But two boys under the age 9 and 5 take a lot of energy and a lot of ingenious methods of keeping them busy (and out of trouble)! Not to mention someone should follow them around with a dustbuster! But so is having the boys around and I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Hubby and I did have a blast and we cherish every minute we can spend with them. They offer a new perspective and they are too funny for words. (I think I recall my brother saying that his kids must be really funny when you don't have to spend every day with them....and yes bro, yes they are hilarious!) I have to laugh at how Lil'D (the 5 year old) snuggled up to my hubby on the couch while we watched a movie Friday night, my hubby who, bless his heart, doesn't generally do well with hugs and snuggling.
The boys and I spent some time at the Scrap Exchange on Friday afternoon. A great place to get re-purposed materials for crafts. Then we made these really cool Christmas Ornaments with some clear glass ornaments and re-purposed crayons. A great cold day activity. All in all, we had a great weekend and even had more snow on Saturday afternoon!
So there is my quick update. I hope to post lots of pictures of all the things I have been working on (after Christmas....I would hate to ruin any surprises!) I hope you had a wonderful weekend too! (I bet your weekend wasn't as good as my brother and sister's was :-)