My mom came to stay with us a couple weeks ago for the weekend. The kids love it, Kael obsesses over her and takes her everywhere. She has been bringing crafts to do with my girls to try and teach them things they can do independently. My girls tend to fight pretty bad... so we decided that they could spend time by themselves doing something fun on their own. She has taught them how to Crochet and this last time embroidery. She ironed the patterns on to tea towels and they really had fun doing it!
Amara really wanted a purple hat with a flower so mom also made that for her!
Tayah being "alone."
Kael being ever so cuddly!
Amara really wanted to take our picture
Head massage courtesy: Kael (It actually felt really good!)
Tradition in our family is to have a Cheese Fondue Dinner on Christmas Eve! It's one of our favorite meals to have. I was introduced to this meal when Jared and I first started dating. I think this was my initiation into the family, if I didn't like it I think it would have been a problem! We serve it with cut up french bread, celery, carrots, granny smith apples and non-alcoholic sparkling apple drink.
I figure I'd better get Christmas posted before Valentine's! All the kids reluctantly got to sit on Santa's lap. Amara absolutely refused until later but I can't find that picture!
The anticipation leading up to Christmas this year was a bit much for the kids. On Christmas Eve they kept getting out of bed all night long. By morning Mom and Dad were a "little" grumpy. We finally gave in at 7:00 and let the kids come down the stairs to see the presents that Santa brought.The kids played with their new things and Jared and I went back to lay down!
What can I say, I'm so proud to have found a knock-off of those expensive "Jammie Jeans" off of T.V! They don't say that they are Pj's, just "Imitation Jeans." I thought how cool it would be to pretend I got ready early in the morning to take my kids to school and be wearing them! I got two different kinds for only $9.99 at Kim's Fashion's!
Last wednesday I had a den meeting it was fun. We got to play nerf guns and shoot each other, it was very cool. I threw my darts it was the funnest thing I ever did. Scouts is very fun because you can pass achievements and learn all about stuff.
I am a SAHM of four kiddos that are growing up way too fast! Our oldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in November of 2008. We continue to manage it and hope to see a cure in the future for him.