Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday

1. I reconnected with a friend that I've lost touch with for over 10 years, she was my best friend for such a long time... so many fun memories have her in them!  And it's so neat that she's EXACTLY the same in so many ways.

2. We're teaching the girls the "grateful game."  We play it every day.  It's precious-- and hilarious-- to hear the things they say they're grateful for. 

3. Kadyn's sweet little voice.  She's learning to mimmick.  So if I say uh-oh, she will too... in the same tone.  Or if I say, whooooooaaaaaa and really drag it out... she'll do the same. :)

4. The love of the middle child.  I'm going to remind myself that I'm grateful that she loves me so much- she crawls in bed with me, never leaves my side, and even has to shower with me... day after day after day... grateful for the love of a child that creeps into our room at night just to cuddle and sleep at my feet.

5.  DISNEYLAND!  Even better,

Monday, November 9, 2009

Track Break Updates

We've been MIA for a bit.  With track break, we're all off schedule.  I figured I should post something before we head off for our Disneyland trip. 
Kylie's in year-round school, so we're off the whole month of November- which has really been fun... it's only Nov. 9th but I've been putting her to work!

Some painting, Kacey too after naptime... hence the hair :)

And our (their) creations:

~Apples~ Autumn~ Falling Leaves~
hard to see with paint but it's still cute

*I love hearing the Christmas music ringing through my house!!!  So fun, we're listening to songs in the car.  It's funny to see the songs the girls like- Kylie loves Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, and she always asks me to turn it up. 

I've also begun, well next to finished my family's Christmas shopping.  It's been lots of fun, great deals are to be had.  First time I've ever found coupons for toys... wow!  I feel relieved to be all done, like I can fully enjoy the Christmas season without something hanging over my head--- which is what I fully intend to do. 

Also on that note of enjoying the season- avoiding the hussle and bustle, if you usually get a Christmas present from us this year.. anticipate a New Years gift instead.  I had a friend do that last year, and she was able to get a lot more things accomplished with her kids, and baking and decorating, making holiday crafts, doing new traditions, because she put stuff aside and put what matter most first.   And avoiding the post office at all costs before Christmas will definitely lower stress levels.  So, I think it's a great idea to slow down the holiday craziness and enjoy the spirit of the season a bit more. So we'll try it :)