Sunday, December 25, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Yesterday we started the Christmas celebration!! This is Aidan's first Christmas and he is a pro at it!! Abigail really had lots of fun getting the presents and opening them, loved each one of them!!








Today we will enjoy a special breakfast, open Santa gifts, and then head to church. Today will be extra special day for me as I will be re-baptized and become a member at First Missionary Baptist where we have been going to church. It is a glorious day, celebrating our savior Jesus!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas is almost here!!

Are you ready for Christmas? We are, we have been doing our Advent puzzle and countdown!! Abigail reminds me every morning, which is a good thing, because otherwise I might forget. We visited Santa at the library the other day and when asked what she wanted him to bring her, her response OJ and this wasn't the first time she said that. She had visited Santa a few weeks ago, but didn't want to sit with, but when we asked her what she wanted she replied OJ. She is going to be in a bit of a shock on Christmas day!
We also have been taking in some wonderful Christmas light displays. One of our favorite things to do is go for drive and look at all the lights or go through Mike Miller Park. I am not really sure yet what she thinks about Santa and I don't talk about him too much. Honestly I find it a little hard to tell her Santa is coming and bringing gifts, feel bit guilty. I know I believed in Santa for a time, but don't really remember when I found out that he didn't really bring presents. I do feel that Santa does help bring in the Christmas spirit and I enjoy seeing Santa's out and about, but that we must remember what Christmas really is all about. So I tell her Santa brings gifts and these gifts are brought to remind us of Jesus birthday on Christmas day. So we are having a celebration to celebrate Jesus birthday and she loves birthday's!!

Here is an email I received recently, I think it sums it up!!


Why Jesus Is Better than Santa Claus

Santa lives at the North Pole ...
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh ...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year ...
JESUS is an ever-present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies ...
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited ...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your
heart when invited.

You have to wait in line to see Santa ...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap ...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name; all he can say to the little
boy or girl is, "What's your name?" ...
JESUS knew your name before you did. Not only does He know
your name, He also knows your address. He knows your history
and future and He even knows how many hairs are on your
head.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly ...
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO ...
JESUS offers health, help, and hope.

Santa says, "You better not cry" ...
JESUS says, "Cast all your cares on me, for I care for you."

Santa's little helpers make toys ...
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken
homes, and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle, but ...
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree ...
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison. We need to
remember WHO Christmas is all about. We need to put Christ
back in CHRISTmas. Jesus is still the reason for the season.

Yes, Jesus is better, he is even better than Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Preschool Christmas Parties

This week at school Abigail has a fun week! Monday Christmas party, Wednesday PJ Day, Friday making cookies!! Monday was a blast at her party. I went in to help, such a joy to watch the little one's interact and see them at school. On this day they had special treat plate, played some games and swapped presents.








Today is Polar Express PJ day at school!! I just know she is going to have a fun day!! First thing this morning she said getting up, wear pj's to school!! You can see the excitement!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Abigail's Preschool Christmas Program

Last night was Abigail's Christmas program. I was so nervous and excited for her before the show. We didn't know what to expect, as she always seems shy when I take her places, so I thought she might get stage-fright. But she didn't, she totally impressed me, knocked my socks right off!! It was such a joy watching her, sure made us proud, not that we are not already proud parents, but to see her so happy and enjoying performing with her friends at the program was awesome!! She definitely was one of the loudest singers! She sure did sing her little heart out!!





Monday, December 5, 2011

Fun times with my three year old!!

This morning with Abigail I enjoyed eating: bologna, yogurt, waffles, vegetables, ice cream, milk, and OJ, while taking 1 minute naps in between our snacking. I so love her imagination and playing with her kitchen set!! Can't wait to see what we will be doing next!

This is a very exciting week for Abigail. She is getting ready for her preschool Christmas show, I can't wait to see her performance along with her classmates. She has been practicing and singing away at home, in the car, in the store... She is also great at making songs up, so good that maybe she will have a career in song writing!? It sure does keep her brother entertained, and we love happy babies!! :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Guess who has a special day today?

Our baby, Aidan is 8 months old today, not so much a baby anymore. I also still call Abigail my baby as well, no matter how old they are, they will will always be my babies!
Aidan is one active little baby, rolling everywhere, that is his way of getting around until he learns to crawl. He has been practicing and trying now for a couple weeks, so it won't be long now before he is a master crawler. He has been trying out puff cereal this week. He is very good at picking them up and getting him in his mouth, though a few make it to the floor. Reminds me of one of the reason's I miss about having a dog, always good at cleaning up crumbs and food off the floor.
Aidan loves to swing the golf club around, very good at hitting daddy in the head with it. He also loves to play with balls and remotes, we have to keep the remote out of sight or he gets upset if he can't have it. If he see's it left on the floor he will roll to it, he is one determined little guy!
Playing ball
Throwing ball

Working on crawling!