Whether it's playing Cirque de la Mer acrobat, Merman, or showing fascination by a carwash, being a kid is pretty awesome. Sure, there are messes, but they can be cleaned up. (Just look at the inside of the car, before and after!) There are soccer training sessions with Papi, and the occasional tantrum, but being a kid is only for a short time. And the happy moments make up for the bad, like when the silverware gets put away happily. Or when a kid thoroughly enjoys the nirvana of an entire room full of video games at his buddy's birthday party, watches the local h.s. football game, or gets a haircut. To see and appreciate the good, the crazy, and the sad is my job as mom. And even after all the jobs I've had in the world (check em on the blog-- there is a huge list!), this is definitely the more rewarding job I've ever had!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
I love the day after Thanksgiving! The Christmas excitement will explode in our apartment! First goes up the tree, then the lights. We usually have to sit and soak it in for awhile, drink some egg nog, eat some dinner in there somewhere. Then it's up with the advent Calendar! The first FHE following Thanksgiving is dedicated to making the advent notes and stuffing the pockets with candies! All the while, our favorite Christmas music is happily floating through the house. It's a "snowglobe" moment, when all is right in the world, and the moment could almost be frozen.
This year I wanted to document especially some of the ornaments hanging on the tree. And hey, if there's ever a fire, at least they'll be documented, right? Whenever we trim the tree, and open the ornament box, out come lots of stories with each item hung on the tree! Years worth of memories and people to remember!
I love how holidays can be transformed into something magical by the memories created around them, and look forward to every ounce of happiness Christmas brings our family!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Prep for the big game began days before. When the big day came, traditional donuts were bought, cleats were tied on, and turkeys were being roasted. Our entire family played this year, and we had such a great time! I even threw a touchdown pass to one of my YW, Odessa! Sure did enjoy ourselves! And no injuries! (Whew!)
The sweet Woolley Family invited us over for Thanksgiving dinner again this year. Now it's kind of tradition! I work with Dayna in the young womens organization and she's so sweet to have us over to her huge table with the big long benches. Lukas got to feed the guinea pig, Patch, and play all evening. Shoot! We even game Monopoly a fair chance! Ha! I love the picture of Hyrum with his mom, showing off the lattice-work on the pie that he created himself. There are 5 kids in their family, and although it's hectic at times, etc, the kids are smart, well-mannered, and know how to do things! What a neat family-such GOOD people!!!