Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
You can sit her on the couch with one of her books and she's happy for the next half an hour. No other toy can entertain her for such a period of time. It's rather amazing. She turns the pages by herself and touches the different textures she sees on the page! I love seeing her pre-reading skills develop at such an early age. Doesn't she look so grown up?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Looking for just the right spot. Poor guy, he still doesn't realize that I rearrange the ornaments once he's done. Please tell me that the rest of you do that too?
McKenna was enjoying the tree trimming action once Christian gave her a jingle bell. I think she has a new favorite toy.
I remember rediscovering the joy and magic of Christmas when I started teaching. Kids definitely fill the air with excitement this time of year and I can easily find something to cherish in just about every moment. I got home from the grocery store last night and saw the some of our neighbors had Christmas lights up on their house. I went inside and told Christian we were going to go on an adventure. I took him out to the already warm car with no coat or shoes and (can't believe I'm confessing this) let him sit in the front seat of the car while we slowly drove down our street. We discovered about five of our neighbors with Christmas lights already blinking. He would point and squeal and study each display, rambling on and on about what he was seeing. So fun! I love this time of year!
Monday, November 24, 2008
And his first candy cane of the season!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Christian wrote two pages in the Gratitude book this year. Please forgive the lame picture of Thomas the Tank Engine. It was a collaborative effort between Christian and I. Anyway, he came up with a rather amusing list of things he's thankful for. It includes dinosaurs which are apparently something very important in our lives.
This is just a snippet of what I wrote back in 2005 when Christian wasn't quite 6 months old: "This morning Christian woke me up at 5:45am with his precious squeals of joy. As soon as I heard his voice I was reminded of how thankful I am to have him in my life..."
This has been a very sweet tradition in our family and I know I'm going to love looking back at Christian and eventually McKenna's words of thankgiving over the years!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The other product is something I had never heard of called Culturelle. It is little capsules of active cultures (same thing that's in yogurt) in a powder form. I mix it in with her baby food and it really seems to be making a difference. They make this for adults too. So if you hate yogurt and are on an antibiotic this might be a great over the counter product for you!
2. I always get our prescriptions filled at our local pharmacy with a drive thru. (Don't you just love drive thrus?) But I went to Target for this latest antibiotic and look what they have!! I'm so excited! No more trying to get the last of the medication out of the bottom of the bottle. You just put the syringe in, turn the bottle upside down and wa la! Oh how the little things in life bring me such delight! Target just got a new pharmacy customer!
5. One of Christian's newest activities is to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We already turned in our boxes at church but he is really worried about "the kids with no toys" and he is constantly finding some container to fill with toys for these kids.
7. This is "ferocious doggy!"