Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The almost tween years...

My daughter will be eleven in Feburary.  We have been going through some changes lately, meaning, SHE has been going through some changes.  This makes me sad.  Sometimes even mad.  Sometimes irritated.  Sometimes, I have to laugh.  I refuse to believe that I ever acted the way she does.
So, I captured her day yesterday.
Ah yes.  The all, endearing attitude.  I had to laugh about this. 

This is probably her favorite place since the girl has been eating us out of house and home.  The craziness of hormones have started.  God help us!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Early Christmas Morning

4:00 AM Christmas morning.  This is the time I hear little voices in my half awake ear, while they were nudging me.  "Let's go see what Santa brought".  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????  WHY do they insist on getting up so early?  We head downstairs (thank the lord that I had the coffee ready).  Let me just say that by 11:30 am, it felt like it was bedtime. 

Yes, my little one wanted an mp3 player and he loves the Jonas Brothers, so he couldn't have been happier.

Caleb got his tablet that he wanted.  Now, if we can just get flash on it:(

My baby girl loaded up on Barbie stuff!

Well, no pics of me since I was the one holding the camera!  Hehehehe!!!!

A Busy December

Is it over yet?  December?  Christmas??  Nope, one more week and then we'll be into 2011!  Can you believe it?  I'm definitely ready to get back on a schedule.  During Christmas break, the kids have WAY too much time on their hands, which in turn, drives me absolutely nuts.  On top of that, I made a total mistake: ate ham on Christmas day.  I haven't really been eating anything much other than vegan/vegetarian for the past few months so my body let me know that it wasn't happy.  So, back to the diet.  For lunch, I made a yummy Vegan Oatmeal Cookie that I got from http://ohsheglows.com/.   It's big and very good, especially topped with Almond Butter:) 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The bustle of Christmas

I woke up this morning in a panic.  Realizing that my youngest boy turns 5 tomorrow and the preprations for his bday party this weekend AND finishing up Christmas shopping...WHEN WILL I HAVE TIME???  It's always last minute.  Every year, it's last minute.  However, this year I'm focusing on the real reason for Christmas.  Not the gifts (they will get a couple) but I want my kids to celebrate Christ's birth, not celebrate how many gifts they get.  During the holidays, I think that we get too busy baking, shopping, and decorating that we don't have time to breathe.  I love all this stuff, don't get me wrong, but I need to just slow down.  Another great idea, most of the gifts this year are going to be homemade (the best kind).  I already foresee a WONDERFUL Christmas!!!!  I'm so blessed!