The doorbell rings.... Joseph (as he opens the door with the anticipation that it is a Christmas present for him): It's a box! Me: Oh, it's just a pair of shoes. Joseph (with EXTREME excitement): What?! It's a parachute?! Henry: No, Joseph if it was a parachute it would be in a bag, not a box.
Why do I always think that baking cookies with the boys will be like a commercial? It ends up being more stressful than I bargained for; sprinkles EVERYWHERE (I am sweeping for days), fighting over who gets to decorate which shape, telling me that I am not "doing it right" etc. In the end I am glad we did it but relieved that it's over!
Outside my window... the rain has finally stopped but now the wind has arrived. I am secretly wishing for snow, I would love if that storm would pass over here. I am thinking...about all of the details I need to get worked out before January 4th. I am thankful for...a renewed friendship, that my Christmas shopping is finished (except for one gift) and that my Christmas cards are in the mail. I am listening to...the boys playing nicely, which hasn't been the norm lately. Diana Krall Christmas Songs, I was able to download this for $2.99, can't beat that! I am reading...Bringing up Geeks, I can't wait to get through this book, I think it will be very helpful. I am hoping... to get to confession this week and to get my school plans organized by the 4th. I am pondering...the need to really prepare my heart for this Christmas, to fully immerse myself in the Advent season. From the kitchen...more cookies and Christmas treats to make. I am going to do this despite my husband telling me he is gaining weight! This will not stop me though, we can only do this once a year! Around the house...we have gotten away from our chore chart, but I definitely need to make sure the boys do them on Saturday. One of my favorite things...Oliver when he is happy, and boys playing peacefully. Picture thoughts.... Christmas card outtakes.