Thursday, December 8, 2011

Getting ready....(or trying....)

I do not like to look at the calendar on the wall these days.....Christmas is oh sooo close and I feel so far behind...  So much to do and so little time left.  My poor littles have just felt plain yucky for so long....we have not been able to do all that I had hoped.    Poor Sammy has yet another double ear infection...(ear infections are all new to me... wondering when I will need to see an ENT for this poor little guy).  He is on Augmentin AGAIN....which means diaper and entire outfit changes every TWO hours it seems.  

And Missy... poor girl....has had a rough year so far...strep twice this school year and now just the yuckies. She has been home the last few days....and not even wanting to go to school....She does not feel good...but we are sensing some apprehension about school as well....unfortunate for my little girl who excels in everything she does and usually loves school.   But it seems we have been spending most of our day playing catch-up and doing homework.....her make-up work and the time it takes to really pretty ridiculous..since she is a stellar student anyway....  Kinda feel like they are punishing her for being sick. It's no wonder parents send their kids to school sick....:(

I am behind on posting a few I'll just play catch up!  Last weekend we made some gingerbread flavored play-doh.  It smelled soooo wonderful and both S and J loved to play with it!  You can find the recipe here..... on my most favorite site!

Look at those lashes!!!

Love to watch those little hands create!

Saturday was Sophia's First Reconciliation!  She was her normal brave self and when it was all done and over with...she said she wanted to go again! WOW!  Impressive!

We gave her her FIRST rosary and a little book as a surprise!

Somehow between changing diapers, sheets, making play-doh and doing homework.... I have had a little time to make some Christmas many I want to make this year...but just not enough time!  These were again inspired by my favorite "cookier".

Sunday was pictures with Santa at Church.  But none of the troops were feeling 100%.  Poor Sammy had just started his meds for his ears, and as if that wasn't enough...he fell on a toy in the morning and had a huge GASH in his lip.  Poor Sammy!

I could not get the lighting right for the life of me.  I really, really want to take a Photography class just so I can get better pictures of my kids and learn how to use my camera better!

Sophia told Santa she wanted Marie Grace, the new American Girl doll.  Joseph told Santa he wanted a race track for his cars.

Here is the actual photographer's picture!

More Christmas cookies....this time... with gingerbread dough...mmmmm.....

And the poor little gingerbread house for 2011...still waiting to be assembled.....Contractors sure can be SLOW!!!!

And last but not least.... our Elf.  He has been quite the mischievous little guy this year....eating Cheez-its in  my China cabinet, leaving crayons all over the place and coloring in coloring books, eating candy canes, and driving toy cars.  But this morning we found him peacefully holding this sweet Baby:0 with a little reminder about what this Season is really all about.


Jenn said...

Oh this post really makes me miss you all so much! I'm sorry everyone has been so sick...praying you get a healthy Christmas and are just getting it out of the way now! Miss you friend!

yiayia said...

What precious grandbabies I have. This IS truly Christmas! <3