I can't believe it's only 2 weeks until Christmas. Thankfully, I have most of the shopping done. Now, just to get the tree up and decorated (and have it stay that way with 3 kids and two cats), wrap the gifts and send out the cards. I did our Christmas card myself this year. I basically lifted the design of a fellow scrapper. You can see Leigh's card here. I really enjoyed the collage since I can never get a decent picture of my three kids together :) Here is the card that you may be lucky enough to receive in the mail from us (if I have your address that is...feel free to send it to me if your card doesn't show up, lol).
The photo shoot was interesting to say the least but I think that it actually went better than last year!
Riley...so many stories always with Riley :) Today for instance he's been driving me crazy. Honestly, a lot of the time we are just like oil and water. Well, I'm taking them to get their hair cut later and I told him that he wouldn't get a sucker at the hairdresser if he wasn't good. He said he didn't want one. I said, "fine, then no cookie (which we made the other day...oh, that was fun with 3...but I digress) after supper." He says, "well, today I'm being healthy so I don't want any suckers or cookies or chocolate." It never matters what I try to take away. The kid is too "glass half full". Sigh. I guess that's a good thing but it makes it very difficult to punish him, lol.
He made up a song last night too. Heehee. After we turned on the Christmas lights I hear him singing, "Christmas lights, Christmas lights, I love Christmas lights (repeat)". He runs into Bridget's room and tells me that he "learned up" a song.
Me: "You made up a song?"
Riley: "Yup, about Christmas lights."
Me: "What's it called?"
Riley: "I love Christmas lights"
Me: "How does it go?"
Riley: "I don't remember. Oh. It's not very long. Christmas lights, Christmas lights, I love Christmas lights."
Heehee. Ok, sometimes he's cute :) The song actually got longer as the night went on. Something about all the colours and how he likes to turn them on, etc. Usually to the tune of jingle bells.
Kieran is his usual Jekyll and Hyde self. LOL. I swear sometimes that he's manic depressive. One minute he's happy as a clam and the next he'll just turn on you and, oh man, is it ever hard to get him out of that mood! What does work sometimes is looking for his smile. I'll tell him that he's lost it and then we'll look for it. It can usually be found in his pocket :) Well, that works for awhile until he remembers why he was angry and then we're back to square one.
The boys both got their letters from Santa and are getting more and more excited about Christmas. I only threaten once or twice a day that I'm going to email Santa and tell him to keep their presents :) It's funny to tell them that Santa is watching and watch Kieran look around for him, lol. We've been doing lots of fun Christmas-y things like making paper chains and cards and cookies.
Bridget is her usual happy self. She's getting more and more mobile. Still doing her army crawl but every once in awhile she'll get up on all fours and look like she's going to crawl before she drops to her belly again. It's ok with me. She can take her sweet time :) I do enough running around!
A few cute pics:
I know I have to update my slideshow. Heck, I need to update the whole blog. It never has been set up the way that I would like it to be, but I barely get time to write these posts, let alone play around with all the settings. And, for those of you who can't leave comments, you're just doing it wrong, lol (and I mean that in the nicest possible way :)). I've had other people do it successfully. Let me know and I can explain what to do.
Hope you are all having a lovely holiday season! The countdown is on (as we're reminded every morning when the boys scarf down their cereal so they can have their countdown chocolate!).