Archive for December, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

I hope your celebration of the birth of our Savior was a joyful one that helped strengthen the bonds in your family.  I know that Christ’s birth was a miracle.  He came to earth as a small baby who was held in His mother’s arms and loved, and fed, and cared for. He grew and shared and performed miracles throughout His life.  He atoned for our sins, and died for us.  He is my Savior and I am forever in His debt.  No matter what I do I will always be a “slothful servant” in comparison.  I strive to do His will in my life and am grateful for the blessings which flow from Him.  I pray that I will do better at “Keeping Christmas” through the year in 2007.  I pray that you will feel the Spirit of Christmas all year as well.  Merry Christmas.

Stand for Something.

Yes, Mother

Monday, December 18th, 2006

My daughter Alena will be 5 in a week and 2 days. She keeps us laughing with all of her fun little quirky comments and actions. She is quite a Drama Queen Princess (She insists to this term. Maybe because its the wicked queens who are after the princesses?). She really gets emotionally pulled into what she watches when it comes to movies and television. She will talk and talk (and sing if relevant) about what she has watched. Then she will do plenty of role playing as well. Normally this is just funny, sometimes bordering on annoying (I’ll admit after more than a week of “Jimmy, oh Jimmy don’t listen to them! How can they say they are your friends?” over and over and over….well you understand). This past week has been rather pleasant on the other hand. We watched the American Girl Samantha Movie for Liberty Girls this last Wednesday and the children at the turn of the century were supposed to speak respectfully to their elders and to obey. As a result when I ask Alena to do something I get a submissive “Yes, mother” instead of the normal hemming and hawing that might accompany a request. I’m loving it. Even if it does sometimes remind me of “mommy dearest” because “mother” sounds so formal coming from a not quite 5 year old. It’s pretty cute, though, and I love the results. Hmmmmmmmm where can I get that movie to own? LOL!

Stand For Something.


Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

We have been having a fun time learning more about art lately.  We have been studying different art in the “Come Look With Me” series.  I have really liked this series.  For someone like me who really doesn’t know what questions to ask to inspire someone to really look at a picture it has questions on the page to help you look at it.  It is specifically for children, as well. We have also been trying a few different art activities.  The children are really enjoying this and get so excited when I offer art time.  I have been so reticent to do art because I have always thought it would be this big messy production.  I am so glad I finally jumped in.

All Collin Wants For Christmas is…..

Friday, December 1st, 2006

His 4 front teeth. 4 in 3 days! That’s right! The toothfairy is probably bemoaning her poor crushed piggybank this very moment. Collin lost one of his bottom teeth (one right next to the two bottom front teeth), and 2 days later lost one of his upper front teeth. The very next day he lost his other upper front tooth and the one next to it. The one next to it that he lost happens to be the tooth above the lower one he lost 3 days before. He looks SO strange with all 4 of those teeth freshly missing. I told him he could change that Christmas song from wanting 2 front teeth to wanting 4 front teeth, lol. What a look!