Thursday, December 24, 2009

Away in a manger!

The kid's practiced this with me for a couple of weeks as a surprise for daddy!

Merry Christmas!

"For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

We hope you all have a blessed Christmas!

Getting Big!

Our little man is 6 weeks old now, and he is growing fast! He is much more high maintenance than any of my other kids were, and he loves mommy. This is a big reason I haven't been blogging much I have been very tired lately. Last night he actually went to sleep around 11:30, so I feel great today. I have been up until 2:00am nearly every night. He is such a joy though, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. They grow so fast, and I want to cherish these moments no matter how hard ;)

Cookie Time!

We have had such a fun December! I can't believe it is nearly over. It is probablly a good thing though because the Christmas fun is starting to show in the kids this week. They have been extra crazy. Since the last time I posted we have gone to a drive through Nativity, and two light parades. Here are some pics of the kids making gingerbread men enjoy.

My sprinkle queen!


I ate the head!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tot School!

Tot School

Buttercup is 22 months

Playing puzzels

She loves our Little People Nativity

All bundeled up for Christmas lights

Castle blocks!

Buttercup and Sweetpea playing Barn.

Getting used to her little brother.

Weekly Wrap Up!

We are still plugging away at our studies, but a little lighter the past few weeks. The newest little man doesn't give me a lot of free time. Just one more week and then we will take two weeks off. I hope to start a fresh in January. Other than the basic phonics and math Buster has been copying Jesus' birth story from Luke 2. I plan to have him make a little book out of it when he is done, and daddy will read it on Christmas Eve. Reading has finally clicked for Buster, and I finally convinced him that he can read an actual book. Up until now we have tried easy readers off and on, but it was like pulling teeth. Two weeks ago I got out Little Bear for him to read. He has finished the first book, and read one story from the second. He is actually enjoying it and reading it really well. I have the book that is three books in one. When he finishes we will start Frog and Toad, which was my personal favorite from childhood. We have also been doing some fun Christmas stuff. My husband made a wooden advent calendar a couple of years ago, and I stuff it with candy, verses, and a daily activity. Last weekend we went to the coast to see some lights. On Sunday we checked out a really neat Nativity called Bethlehem boulevard. You broke up into groups and a leader took you through like 9 different settings complete with actors and props. The finally was the manger! It was really neat and the kids loved it.

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One month old!

Our sweet baby boy is one month old now! I can hardly believe it. He is such a sweet boy, but loves his mama time. It has been hard to do much of anything except the basics. He does love his sling though, so that helps sometimes with cleaning. Here are some new pictures to enjoy.