As I was updating my calendar for the month, I couldn't help but stare in disbelief when I realized it was December 3. That means there are only 22 days until Christmas and 28 days until the year is over. Fortunately, I am finished with my Christmas shopping but I am still concerned about the end of another year. Remember when 2000 seemed so far away? 2009 seems almost impossible to fathom.
The only thing more disturbing is the thought of celebrating Jordan's 9th birthday which was 3 days ago. He has been anxiously awaiting his birthday so he could have a laser tag party with 12 of his closest friends. I, personally, hate birthday parties. I hate going to them and I hate hosting them even more. I even offered to give him $150 cash to avoid the whole thing. I was certain this would get me out of the party scene because Jordan loves money. But he was set on a laser tag party and there was no negotiating with him. So I decided to have his party the day after Thanksgiving because the only thing I hate more than going to birthday parties is shopping on black Friday. It seemed like a good day to get the kids out of the house... and it was. We were the only people there and the kids had a blast (pun absolutely intended). It's a good thing, too, because 12 - 9 year-olds are a lot to handle and I would not want to deal with a big crowd, as well. Jordan scored in the cash/gift card department and he could hardly wait to get home so he could count it all. He bought one video game and is putting the rest in the bank. I am not sure who this kid belongs to but I am impressed with his desire to save money (which is a plus because I will probably need to borrow it to pay for all of the Christmas presents).
In other news, the longest baseball season EVER finally ended last week. Hurricane Ike postponed the season by 3 weeks and it has really thrown our schedules off. Joe & Jared were both on teams that weren't that good, but they had a really fun season and made some new friends. Jordan is still practicing once a week with the Eagles. At least it isn't consuming our nights and weekends. Now that the season is over, it has been nice. It has given me time to do all of my online Christmas shopping (let me give a shout out to Amazon.com and Buy.com) and I love having the kids in bed at a decent time. The best part is, we don't have to eat in the car 3 days/week, although I do miss the concession stand food, already.
Well, I guess that's the latest from here. I am finishing up some party stuff for the 3rd graders and then I plan to get a bunch of pictures formatted so I can share them. And with any luck, my kids will do something funny any day now so I have a good reason to get on here and post more than once/month. Thanks for not giving up on me!
BTW, if you are trying to figure out the title.... look closely at Jordan's cake. I forgot to buy him a candle so someone suggested I use a 6 and a 3 because that's the same as 9. Way to improvise, hu