Monday, December 8, 2008

Spreading Christmas Cheer

I absolutely love the holiday season with all the fun things to do. One of my kids favorite things to do is to help create an advent calendar or if they don't help make it just to help eat the treats! This year I created one with my sister-in-laws, it was so much fun to make and we are just loving it.

Usually I add a scripture or a thought on Christ to each day but this year I only had time to put treats in it. So tonight for Family Night I'm going to allow each of my boys to help me fill the calendar with thoughts or kind deeds that they can do for each other or scripture stories that they love to hear told. It always seems to be more meaningful when you help so I'm trying to make this years calendar more meaningful for them.
Another great idea is to choose a family or friend to do the 12 days of Christmas for and to think of ideas to give them on each day. I've been pondering this for a few weeks now trying to decide what family we can do something for. So tonight is the night we choose the family and then we'll spend this week getting preparations done so that we just have to deliver something every night and it doesn't turn into a big hassle.
Happy Holidays everyone! For more ideas on Family Moments Monday visit Motherhood for Dummies.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Look what I got today!

So I went to a little craft type boutique today with one of my friends and let me just tell you it was awesome! They had bags, shirts, jewelry, watches, and tons and tons of baby stuff. Mostly for little girls, which I have none of, but my sister-in-law just had her first girl. Soooooooooo you know what that means, yep presents from the favorite aunt (that's me in case you were confused *S*).
So here is what I bought

Isn't this so stinkin' cute? I love the big bow to tie up the bottom

and of course a little girls outfit is not complete without bows, so bows I bought.

I also got a cool watch but the lady didn't have the right fit so she is going to make me one and mail it on Monday, I can't wait to get it. I've been looking at the for a while but hadn't found one I loved until today! Yipee for craft fairs!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm all blogged out

So I know my blog has been a little lonely these days or should I say weeks on no more like months. I'd do the cross out thing but then I'd have to call my sister to figure out how since it's been so long! :) I have another family blog and I haven't been posting there much either. I guess it's because of the holidays and trying to get everything ready plus I just got put in charge of the girls youth group at my church so I help with all their activities and teach their class on Sundays. It's the best place to be in the world since they are awesome and so much fun but it's really busy and I am just not getting to everything, if you don't believe me you should take a look at my laundry room. It is out of control and it's not getting any better.
Anyway, just thought I'd post a little bit and again it's about Tyce since he's one of the funniest kids on the planet!
So we were at my church the other day and when we finished I took my kids out to the car. After we got in Tyce turned to me and said, "Mom I left my toys in the church." I said, "You did? Did you leave them in the classroom?"
He turned to me and said, "ahh damn it!"
That's right, my 4 year old swore right then and there. I should have been shocked except for the fact that hubs has had a little bit of a potty mouth lately, I'm pretty sure it's due to the market and business and all but nonetheless not acceptable.
So then I asked Tyce where he learned that (as if I needed to but thought I'd humor myself).
He said, "Dad says it all the time!"
So when he father got home they had a little chat and then pinky promised they'd try harder not to say that anymore!