My Real Life

December 31, 2009

Last Day of the Year

The monkeys and I had a great last day of 2009.

We started our day by driving through the snow to ShopRite to do our first shop of 2010.

It was snowing pretty good when we left, and I was a little nervous about the drive home. 

Going down the mountain is nervewracking, but one way or the other, I know I’m getting to the bottom of the hill.

Not to worry…I stopped each time I took a picture.  I can see my parents reading this and imagining me driving and snapping away with my camera, endangering the lives of their grandchildren.  I stopped, then snapped.

We did our first shop of 2010 at ShopRite.  Normally, I shop on Sundays only, but I had a bunch of coupons that expired today, and those items also happened to be on sale, so I decided to go today to get the best deals.  I won’t go back to the store until Sunday, January 10th.  Tomorrow, I’ll be posting my goals for the New Year and one of them is a grocery goal, so you can see what I bought and track our progress on the page I’ll be adding for that goal.

When we got home, the monkeys couldn’t wait to play in the snow. 

So, we bundled them up and out they went.

After getting good and cold and wet in the snow for a few hours, the monkeys came in and had a snack.

After their snack, I gave the boys a haircut, and then they went and had a nice, long, hot bath.  When the boys were done with their bath, Monkey Girl took one.  Normally, she takes showers, but today, she decided she wanted a nice, long, hot bath, too.

After the bath, everyone put on their jammies and I made some chicken noodle soup for lunch.

After the soup, we baked some chocolate chip, chocolate chunk cookies. 

We made two cooling racks full.

By the time I got to the camera this is how many were left:

As you can see, my monkeys love them some cookies.  (I know…I know…I don’t do street slang well…it’s hard for me to sell it…still, I try.)

After cookies, we settled in to watch (oh so appropriately) Curious George, and while we watched, Monkey in the Middle pulled out his second loose tooth. 

Apparently, “eves” are Tooth Fairy nights for us.  Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve…  I hope this doesn’t mean that we have to wait until next Christmas for the next tooth to fall out!

We’re looking at a night of board games, kids movies, popcorn, and general family time.

After the monkeys go to bed, Real Man and I have Extract and Into the Wild to watch.  I’ve heard great things about both, so here’s hoping they’re good.

I hope that however you are spending your New Year’s that you are surrounded by people you love and that you spend the evening smiling!

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