Wednesday, December 31, 2008
So, today is my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. That is a truly amazing accomplishment! My grandparents are wonderful people.They are so loving and caring towards the ones they love, which doesn't stop at those related by blood. Their love is unconditional and they do things for my family without any payment in return. I'm truly blessed for a lot of reasons, but the family that I am surrounded by is at the top of my list.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I am happy to see December 25th go because it is such a busy and overwhelming day. We have 5 houses to visit and about 100 people to see - it is amazing and frightening! I always feel like I didn't get the chance to talk to someone or thank them for a gift and I always regret that later. This year, I wasn't feeling 100%, so I was definitely off my game.
This Christmas was great because Griffin was into the opening of presents, of which there was an overabundance. He opened a box of shoes (on his own) and exclaimed "WOW!" It was one of those priceless moments I know I'll always remember.
No matter how overwhelmed I get over the 36 hours that is Dec. 24-25, I truly enjoy the togetherness and the love that is in the air! Now that is it almost 2009, I can only hope that next Christmas will be as memorable as this year's was.
Monday, December 22, 2008
- #1 - Have you waited in a line behind a person who had to price check EVERY item in their cart and then they ended up buying only two things?
- #2 - Have you been waiting patiently for that oh-so-close parking space when out of nowhere comes another car and steals your spot?
- #3 - Have you been handed the "I Want" list which ends up containing 100 things that are also at the tops of every other child's wish list?
Well, we all know the true meaning of Christmas, but with all of the craziness it is very easy to forget and get caught up in the other ideas of Christmas.
I LOVE Christmas, but this year has turned out to be truly special. Jimmy and I got our shopping done early and we haven't had to rush around getting last minute gifts and it's been really nice. Also, Griffin is almost 16 months old and it's such a joy to watch him take everything in ... the tree ("wow"), the TV shows, the music, the lights ... he seems to really enjoy it all.
I am most excited to spend some quality time with all of my family ... that is the only present that I am looking forward to this year!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
However, I was a bad mommy and I kept looking over at my dear baby and laughing at how funny it was standing there in a corner - bad move on my part because some got angry and stated, "I'm just not going to pt him in time-out again if you're just going to laugh. Point taken. Well, I have learned my parenting lesson, when daddy puts Griffin in time-out, I need to butt-out!!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Now, one year later, he is 15 1/2 months old and he looks like this ...
P.S. - I am so excited from all of the feedback that I have received from everyone. I am truly excited that you all love reading the things that I have to write. Feel free to visit as often as possible and tell everyone to stop by. I will try to keep you entertained with my crazy stories.
Take care, stay warm, and keep laughing!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
On average, I probably talk about my kid's poop 2-3 times a day. My hubby and I talk about it (usually because of the sheer awful stench), my sitter and I talk about it (the number of times per day and the consistency), and I possibly might even discuss it with a family member (generally an "is this normal" thing). Five years ago, I never thought this conversation would've even come out of my mouth, I mean, what kind of person talks about poop on a daily basis. So many things have changed since I became a mother and poop is one of those things.
For those of you who aren't parents, keep on giving us "the look" (I totally do not blame you one bit) because those of us who are parents are going to keep talking the talk. It is just one of the things that reminds us what we are really live for ... our kids. Take care, stay warm, and keep laughing.
(just because he's so freaking cute!)
Monday, December 1, 2008