Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's all about Him......

The girls have been so intrigued by the baby Jesus for the play at church. For several weeks he has been lying in the manger so they can practice with him (during the play we had him laying on hay but we waited until the last minute for that, until then he lay on this blanket to keep his swaddling clothes clean from the manger).

I took these pictures before church yesterday. Take a look at the first picture. All of us should FEEL the way Sadie LOOKS as she looks at baby Jesus.

Mili just has to pick him up every time she sees him.

Although there is nothing special about this baby doll that represents Jesus in the church play, there IS something special about the real baby Jesus that came to the earth many years ago to save ALL people from their sins. He was born to die, for YOU and ME!!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL......Love to ALL!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pizza and Gingerbread Fun!!

I ordered a Little Caesars pizza kit from a fundraiser. It has been a fun thing to do in the kitchen with Mili. She absolutely loved "cooking" in the big kitchen, standing on a chair. She kept saying that I am cooking like a big girl! These are memories that last a lifetime. I hope I will always demand that our family takes time out of our business to make memories.

Enjoy the pictures....it was as fun as it looks.

We decorated our annual Gingerbread House last week. We had such fun family time doing this and making pizzas for dinner just prior to decorating the house. Mili loved putting the different candy decorations on and eating a few while decorating.....don't we all!!

Excuse the Mommy with no make-up in this picture but I thought Mili was cute testing out the decorations.

Very precise with lining up those hearts.

Sadie, enjoying the decorations...in hair and all!!!

Proud of her finished product!!!

Love to ALL!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Again, I am so far behind on posting the story of our lives here in our household. It seems to be a reoccurring problem. I learned a long time ago that I am only one person and I CAN'T be supermom, superwife, or superwoman in general ALL the time (just part time).

Here are the pictures of our tree decorating adventure (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). Keeping the ornaments out of Sadie's mouth and getting a hook on everything fast enough for Mili were my main issues. The girls had an amazing time decorating and making it their own (we have since moved all the breakable ones to the higher branches due to Sadie's snatching and running with the ornaments). The tree actually looks opposite of these pictures now. Not very many decorations on the bottom half of the tree.

Mili has been singing every Christmas song there is. It is too sweet to hear her singing the different songs (some she knows all the words to because she is a caroler in the church play). She is soaking up everything about Christmas this year. I am thankful that she is starting to understand that there are others who don't have what she does or even the necessities of life. She has such a compassionate heart. I hope it grows and grows.

Sadie, on the other hand, is in a love/hate relationship with baby Jesus. The baby Jesus from our nativity scene is breakable so when I let her play with it I have to be very careful. She tends to hug him tight and then throw him. He is still in one piece because we have carpet but not sure how long that will last. Poor baby Jesus. Sadie calls him "Sheesus". I am just glad she is trying to say something at this point (and that name is always a great place to start). That is all for now....enjoy the pictures.

Not sure if she is taking off or putting on...reoccurring problem through out the decorating process.

Proud of her decorating skills.

Right before a snatch and run episode. Doesn't she look innocent?

In AWWWW!!!!