Elfin’ Shenanigans: Week Three

This whole week has been insanely busy! But, it IS the week before Christmas, so I shouldn’t be so shocked! Here are this week’s elf shenanigans in the Della-Coletta house!

Monday, Buddy was so excited for Aiden to return from his Grandparents’! So, he brought Aiden a few special treats!




Tuesday was probably my favorite so far. Buddy painted Aiden’s nose red while he was sleeping! (I also videotaped this one, and it can be viewed on the NATM Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/notjustanotherteenmom )



Wednesday, Buddy roasted some marshmallows over one of Mommy’s candles!


Thursday, Buddy munched on some sugar cookies and juice, while reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” (Mommy’s favorite Christmas story)



Friday, Buddy hung out with Mommy’s snowman by the fireplace. Too bad it was 65Β° here in NC and we couldn’t light it!


Last but not least, we woke up this morning to see Buddy rocking out.

“The best way to spread some Christmas cheer, is singing LOUD for all to hear!” -Buddy


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Weeeeeeeeeee! -Buddy

Missed posting yesterday since I was a bit under the weather, so I figured I would do a double post today! πŸ™‚


Yesterday, Buddy made a zip line that ran across the living room with ribbon and a candy cane that he swiped from our tree πŸ™‚




Every time Aiden left the room, Buddy slid a little further down the zipline. He never gets caught!



Then, he landed on the tree, where he stayed until bedtime!


Today, Buddy got into Mommy’s markers again!



Apparently D0gD0g (Aiden’s stuffed dog lovie) isn’t very good at TicTacToe. He only won once! Aiden couldn’t get over the fact that DogDog snuck out of his room while he was sleeping!


Buddy was lectured again for using Mommy’s markers without asking. He took it like a champ. πŸ˜‰



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Elves Like Chocolate Too.

Buddy got into Aiden’s advent calendar and chocolate stash this morning!




But he saved today’s piece just for Aiden!


And another passive aggressive “list” reminder for Mommy.


Aiden’s reaction the Buddy eating his chocolate, summed up in a photo:



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Elf Diaries: Day 2

I’m not sure if Aiden was more concerned about the fact that Buddy colored on his face, or the fact that Buddy was holding Mommy’s markers. (Aiden isn’t allowed to touch them after a certain hallway wall re-decorating fiasco.) Either way, day two was successful…so far!





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Playing Catch Up.

I tend to let my blog fall under the back-burner when I become busy, which is okay I guess. Some other things should come first. Since my last post, my baby has turned two, I started back at college, and I turned twenty-two this past Saturday.

Aiden had a Toy Story themed birthday in July. I invited a bunch of people thinking not so many would come, but pretty much all of them came, of course. I had a house FULL of people, and anyone who knows me, knew that I was about to lose my mind! So many people in my tiny house and yard, holy goodness. BUT, Aiden enjoyed having all of his favorite people around him all at once.

I took the past year off of school to work and spend as much time as possible at home with Aiden. Best choice I’ve ever made, and finding the motivation to get back in class was difficult. It helped that a lot of my friends graduated this past May, and were preparing to teach this fall. It made me jealous, and motivated me to get my degree so that I can begin teaching myself. I cant wait! Having Aiden put me a little behind, but it’ll be worth it in the long run! It also helped that this time, I’m on my own financially. Gives me the incentive to succeed in my classes since I’m the one paying for them this time around.

And lastly, turning twenty-two on this past Saturday was kind of a big deal for me. Sometimes I feel like no one takes me seriously as an adult and mother. Almost like they still see me as this naive, 15 year old girl. That’s not who I am. I am a twenty-two year old woman and mother. Maybe people will begin to take me seriously now that I’m out of the “party” age of 21. Because that’s clearly what I spent the entire year doing.

Regardless, I’m ready to see what this year has in store for Aiden and me!