Christmas Break Rocks

We still have 1 more day of Christmas break.  Everyone in my house has been on Christmas break forever since December 22………..except me, that is. But I can’t complain. I only worked 2 1/2 days each week 😉 So here’s my favorite parts of winter break, starting with today:

Jeremiah declared today ‘Winter adventure day’. So we went to an awesome local park and did a lot of sledding. It was just the best thing. We sledded until the girls could hardly walk and G wanted to stay forever……and then went to the indoor pool. HA! We proceeded to swim for another couple of hours. Amelia was soaked from me holding her in my suit, but she slept quite awhile on the pool deck! We had plans to go on at another park to hike the snowy trails and possibly ice skate, but we’ll leave that for another adventure.  Ended the night with pizza and fed our whole crew for just over $10. What a deal!  It’s safe to say the kids are wore out! But Lucy did tell me, “Mom, this is the best day ever!”

Gabriel got a ninja turtle chia pet for Christmas. We started growing it after the boys decorated the turtle with Sharpies. Since I’m just a big kid and always wanted one of these as a kid, I check it every day to see if it’s growing yet!

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J got these as a stocking stuffer. Great ideas in the shower? Everybody’s got them! Write ’em down!!

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Jeremiah and G and Uncle K went on a quest to the land of Wisconsin to pick up new tires from some tire-dealer-guy, and saved us a lot of money! I find it kind of odd that my husband and his brother have all these different ‘dealers’ for all sorts of different things, but I guess it works, as long as I don’t have to go along. 😉 I think the real reason they wanted to drive all the way up there was to do a bit of snowshoeing in the beautiful Wisconsin countryside…..

Jeremiah and G  and my Dad also went and saw Star Wars. I had no interest to see it, but they said it was decent. I also know that Gabriel is no longer allowed to drink an entire cherry slushie while at the movie as his stomach does not appreciate it. Let’s just leave it at that.

We got the pleasure of attending my Dad’s retirement party. He has worked hard his whole life and has taught his children the irreplaceable value of hard work and how it pays off. Now he gets to have some time off and do what he wants! He’s already got several projects/ideas/deals going so I’m positive he won’t be idle….at all! Happy (semi) retirement, Dad! You deserve it!

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The kids moved up in the world and now have a bunk room. J actually made this bunk several years ago, but I’m not sure he ever envisioned his kids someday fighting over it.  G gets the top, of course, but now Amelia is in a regular bed! No more crib! They love it, along with their own new sheet sets from Christmas (think ninjas, Elsa, and Minnie).  G just has to be careful climbing up and down if the ceiling fan is running…good thing he’s a quick learner 😉

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And right before the beginning of break, G got to bring half-birthday treats to school. He was pretty psyched!

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That’s about all for now. And my low back hurts from sledding, but we’ll still go again!

-The {adventuring} Costellos

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