We are leaving this afternoon for Honduras. Yep all four of us. We'll be back on Jan 1. Excited!!!
I'll catch up on Christmas posts when we return!
It has been a wonderful Christmas filled with love!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
That is such a relative phrase.
Me: "Pierson what have you done?"
Pierson: "I worked so hard making you a 'salad' for our picnic. Isn't it awesome?"
Me: Shoulders drop. Heavy sigh. "Yes Honey it is wonderful"
Obviously he could see the disappointment on my face.
Pierson: "What Mommy?"
Me: "Well Buddy, Mommy worked really hard to get that plant to grow there. Now it is all gone."
Pierson: "It's OK Mommy. We'll put it back together again."
He watered those plants several days in a row to no avail.
I was proud of my success in growing Lamb's Ear. He saw something else.
He was proud of his salad. I was... frustrated.
Lesson learned: The phrase " but I worked so hard" is only relative to the one who did the work.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I need to get this girl in gymnastics ASAP or I fear I am going to have a circus runaway soon.
and she dangles some more. Remind you of the girl hanging from a tree at the Renaissance Festival?
Yep. Gymnastics here we come!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Oh yeah, we are at it again. I don't know if you remember last years Pumpkin Toss (check out this link to see how this tradition began .pumpkin chunk
A brief reminder: My kids are sentimental and attached to EVERYTHING. It is hard for them to let a little piece of paper go so FORGET just throwing away their awesome pumpkins. (even if they are starting to rot.) We have to have an event centered around getting rid of these stinky pumpkins. Even with all the 'excitement' they cringe before each toss as they say "Awe that is my favorite pumpkin".
None the less the "tradition that everyone in America does" (and if they find out this isn't true I will find the culprit and they will be on the naughty list) is to get rid of the old things of the past to prepare for the coming of Christ... Soooo....
Away we threw!
The track and field "shot put" technique. I think he decided the soccer "throw in" worked the best!
They were happy to participate in this great tradition preparing for Jesus's birthday. I was happy to get rotting pumpkins out of the house! Win! Win! You just can't get better than that!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Our church held a Polar Express night for the kids recently. The kids had a blast and the parents had some peace and quiet at home. It was a simple idea filled with lots of grand ideas! The kids came in their pajamas, brought blankets and pillows to lay on, ate finger food for dinner, watched the Polar Express and had a visit from Santa.
I can laugh about it now after seeing the joy and excitement of the children. Rest assured I was not laughing then! :)
Saturday, December 17, 2011
It still makes my stomach a little icky to think of all the sugar that was consumed while making this miniature village.
And there were cookies eaten.
You OK Grandma?