Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Joys of the Holiday Season

My kids remind me everyday what December is all about. I try to keep it focused on Christ as much as I can, but the television is corrupting my children with all the toys and must haves for Christmas. I have had many talks about why we have Christmas and the real reason that we celebrate. It is so fun to have children that are this age.

I find myself getting excited because my children are excited. Growing up my mother was the same way. As we got older and sleep became more important then christmas gifts at 2 o'clock in the morning, I was awakened by my mother because she couldn't wait for the sun to come up to open up gifts. Such a great memory of my childhood!

I know that it isn't all about the gifts, but I love to be able to be on the other end of giving my children presents. There is something that makes me so happy to see their smiles and excitement on Christmas morning. I can't wait until December 25th!

Just a funny thing that Mya said to me the other day that I would like to share..... While watching a christmas show on television this week she turned to me and asked, "Mom, if I am closing my eyes, but not really asleep, do you think that Santa will still come?"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Camera

The old camera finally became unoperable. It has served us well for the last 5 years. was dropped to many times. The battery had to be taped closed, and the screen went out about a month ago. I couldn't see what pictures I was taking until I went home and looked at them on the computer.

I have had the camera a day and I think that I am going to be taking a lot more pictures. Feels good to have something that actually works!

Today we went to the park and it was freezing (I know that all of you up north have no sympathy) so we went over to the library and let the kids play in the kid area. Jacob loved the big bear and was so cute that I couldn't resist taking a picture. He is getting so big! He is crawling all over the place and we call him a mountain goat. He wants to be on top of everything. This is him trying to tackle the bear......

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mya Won Principal's Pride

There was an assembly today for principal's pride. The kids have to try really hard to win it. They have an award ceremony every six weeks to honor the kids. Mya got an award for outstanding academic performance in reading. She was so excited!