Wow! I am so glad that Friday is finally here. Yesterday I worked really hard to have my house clean and wrap presents so that I could enjoy today with the kids. And so far, everything has worked out. I have been wanting to make crayons with Olivia for a long time and we have just not been able to stay at home and play. So, this morning we stayed in our pjs and made crayons. It was great fun! Olivia loved it! And then we ate Chick-fil-a for lunch, Olivias favorite. Now, they are both taking a nap and I am having mommy time watching Mamma Mia! (Love it!) Then tonight Olivia and Wyatt are going to Tom-Tom's house to spend the night while we go to our Sunday School Christmas party and I am so excited. I am really looking forward to eating some good food. To make a long story short, today has been a GREAT Friday! Sorry, no pics this time.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
...you go to Bass Pro Shop with your kids dressed in camo to have their pictures made with Santa Claus! But I am so glad we did because we had so many fun photo oppurtunities and the pictures with Santa were free! And Santa Claus was GREAT! Not only that but they had tables set up for the kids to color or write letters with Santa. It was a blast! And of course we fit right in with our camo on! I think Olivia is wanting to add this four-wheeler to her Christmas list! Which I am not surprised be that at all maybe we will have to get a Batman symbol to put on it too!
It was a great time and I am sure we will be going back next year!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
That's my girl! Olivia has decided that Batman is her hero and ever since she has gotten these pajamas, I can't seem to get her out of them. The pj's came equipped with a cape, so she flies around the house saving Wyatt! I am not sure where she has learned about Batman but I am pretty sure it was from her friends at school. I do think that this is funny now, however, I hope she grows out of it. I would like to be able to dress her in pink again someday. But who knows I may have a tomboy on my hands which is ok because I was a tomboy! Either way she is precious to me!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
After I had my panic attack/pity party yesterday I was ready to get to work. I was planning on using this weather as an oppurtunity to stay at home and play catch up, but one of my dear friends, Melanie, called this morning and had something else in mind. She thought that today would be a great day to watch movies, play games, drink hot chocolate, and snack. I looked around me house and thought, "Why Not!" So, about 45 minutes later we were watching a movie. I have been in my pajamas all day, (I did take a shower, but put my pjs right back on), and did nothing around my house! Olivia and Wyatt had a great time too. I really got to enjoy some fun time with them instead of trying to do house work. I had a great day! The Lord knew that I needed a fun day with a good friend in order to do the not so fun stuff every other day! Isn't that Awesome! He renewed my strength! I love that! So, now I am ready to get to work with a new attitude (for now, give me about 1 day and I will have the old attitude back) and even some Christmas spirit! Thank you for a fun day Melanie!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
From tubes in Wyatt's ears yesterday to the eye doctor appointment for Olivia today, I am wondering what I am going to be doing tomorrow. It seems that December of 2008 has been and will continue to be the busiest month that I can remember. And this leaves me feeling like I cannot catch up on anything. There is always something that needs to be done in the house such as laundry, cleaning, cooking....the list keeps going. Not to mention things I would like to do for myself, like going to the gym! Sometimes I feel like crawling in bed, pulling the covers over my head, and hoping that in some magical way this all gets done without me. And I know what you must be thinking, "That's life" or "That's being a mom," but I would say back, "So, you have never felt this way, well, you must be perfect!" Because, this is not me! I like being busy, but here lately it has risen to a new level and I am overwhelmed! Sure, this to shall pass and I know that but right now I want to know when?
Christmas time is my FAVORITE time of year, but here lately I catch myself ready for it to be over. And this makes me very sad. Everything seems to be one more thing to add to my list and I just want to get it over with. I love decorating the tree, cooking, having parties with friends, but this year I have not been in the mood for really any of it. I sound like a real Scrooge, don't I.
Well, all I know I can do, is get up everyday, start over, and count my blessings because I know there are plenty. By doing that I realize I don't have that many worries, and in the end everything well get done, Christmas will be wonderful, and I will look back at this and think, "Get over yourself, Erin!"
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Wyatt did great this morning! He was in such a cute mood at the hospital that I just had to take pictures. The doctor said he had so much build up behind his ear that it was like cement, and even though we could not tell yet, it was affecting his hearing. Bless his heart!! He is sleeping now and I am so glad it is over with!
Monday, December 8, 2008
I am not looking forward to in the morning. Wyatt is having tubes put in his ears and I am worried. I know that this is a common procedure, but this will be the first time one of my children has had any kind of "surgery" and I am anxious. Just so ready for it to be over with!!! I need to get in the bed even though I know that I will not sleep much tonight, but it is going to be an early morning! Good Night!