Monday, December 31, 2012

Jesus' Birthday

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!  I love all the traditions that go with it.  I love making cookies.  I love dipping Ritz crackers and peanut butter in chocolate.  I love all the Christmas parties.  I love the lights.  I love the colors.  I love decorating the tree. I love shopping for gifts.  I love watching the kids open their presents!  I love it all!!!

This year was as busy as ever.  It was a bit easier going from place to place since the babies are off formula and more mobile.  Christmas Eve we went to Walter's parents' house for lunch.  My grandparents came and celebrated with us too.  We had Karla's yummy percolator punch and then opened presents.  David was overjoyed with his Terrain Twister.  The babies weren't too interested.  They were all over the place.  Dillan did take the time to open a box of clothes and then throw them all over the floor.  Then they watched David play with his Terrain Twister.  I thought he was going to take out the clock with it.  Thankfully it was safe!  After present time we had lasagna and bread.  Did I mention I love lasagna??? 

We left after lunch to come home for nap time.  Dillan and Daniel slept while we rested for a brief moment.  My Dad and Dale came over that afternoon to have Christmas.  We exchanged presents again.  This time, they all got ride on toys.  David got a new bike and D & D got a Little Big Wheel each.  Everyone enjoyed watching the kids play.

David and I made cookies and chocolate milk after they left and sat them out for Santa.  Walter, David, and I read Luke 2 in the Bible and then a Christmas book.  We looked on the computer to see where Santa had been and where he was headed.  At that time, he was going to Canada, so we had to get to sleep. 

David awoke us at 6:00.  Walter looked at me and said "Shouldn't there be a rule that he has to wait until daylight?  That was the rule for me."  I was just happy it wasn't 4:00.  That's what time Josh and I got up when we were kids.  I know because I would set the alarm clock!!!  Anyway, we rolled out of bed to see what Santa had brought.  He had brought TOO MUCH!  We played with the Santa toys and then Daniel awoke.  Dillan wasn't too far behind.  We all enjoyed Santa presents and then opened presents to each other.  I got 2 special presents this year... a bracelet with all three kids' names on it and a picture of a manger made out of David's footprint with baby Jesus in it.  I got other things too, but it's the sentimental things that make you smile.  Anyway, Mom came over a couple hours later.  David got a motorized scooter from her and the other 2 got little motorized 4-wheeler things.  So far, David hasn't hurt himself or the vehicles!

We went for lunch at Mom's with her, Mawmaw and Pop, Karla and Jim, and us.  We ate too much again!  Presents from and to Mawmaw and Pop were exchanged and then guess what we did?  Played some more!  Daniel and Dillan's new thing is dancing.  Walter says Daniel has Mexican in him because he gets his little feet to going so fast!  Dillan is a little slower with some tippy toe action and sometimes he adds a split at the end.  Love my children!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Month of Christmas

The month of December is always so busy.  The business is usually a good busy.  We get to enjoy parades, parties, school programs, and Christmas lights.  All of this for one reason, the birth of Jesus. 

We started the month by decorating a Christmas Tree for David's class competition.  David and I worked hard on it and had a good time together.  We decided to make a Christmas Tree Person with a face, arms, and a bow.  Of course, David really, really, really wanted to win... and he did... 3rd place!  His tree got a green 3rd place bow and he got a Christmas game. 

My favorite is always Christmas on the Coosa.  Wetumpka knows how to celebrate Christmas.  My Mom, Aunt Nana, and I took the boys to walk around that morning.  David enjoyed the bungee jumping, slides, and bull riding.  Dillan and Daniel enjoyed the ride.

We went home for the boys to get a nap and made it back in time for the parade.  David rode on the BAMA Boosters float again this year. 

We decided to go to the zoo this year to see the lights.  Karla and Jim went with us.  It was a beautiful night with perfect weather.  There wasn't a crowd either.  The best part was feeding the birds. 

We celebrated Jesus' birthday at a Happy Birthday Jesus Party!  What fun!  The children played 3 games, jumped on inflatables, sang Happy Birthday Jesus, ate cake, and dressed up for the reading of The Christmas Story. 

The last day of school finally came on December 21st.  David's class had a Christmas Party the day before.  The children ate way too much sugar and played with their new goodies.  Mom and Dad were there to play too. 

Christmas is only in a couple days!  We wish your family a very Merry Christmas!  Remember the reason for the season!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Why Eat Food When You Can Have Plastic?

Let me just start by saying, Walter and I have both gained a lot of gray hairs since the birth of Daniel and Dillan.   David was such an easy baby and child.  The same can't be said for them!

After the hospital scare last week, you would think we could catch a break... WRONG!  Friday morning we woke up as usual.  Walter got the babies up and gave them their milk.  I made David's breakfast and started getting dressed.  It was still pretty dark in the living room.  Walter had Daniel in his lap giving him his breathing treatment.  He told me he stunk and something was in his hair.  I walked over to check it out.  At the same time, Daniel threw up.  After a minute, I put him in the sink and gave him a bath.  Five minutes later, he threw up 3 more times.  By this time, I was running way behind. 

I gave Walter instructions of staying home with him and off Dillan, David, and I went.  Not even five minutes later Walter called and said there was tiny white pieces of plastic in his vomit.  WHAT?!  When, where, and why in the world had the child eaten plastic? 

I called Dr. Carlile as soon as they opened.  I don't think they are EVER surprised to hear from me.  We probably would receive the "Most Valuable Patient" award if there were one.  Dr. Carlile gets a lot of our mullah!   Anyway, he said for us to go have an x-ray asap and then come to his office.  Walter did just that.  I was very proud of him!  No large pieces were seen on the x-ray.  God blessed us AGAIN!  If it had been metal, he would have gone straight to surgery.  He said the body would reject the plastic and throw up until it was all out. He only threw up one more time but was puny they rest of the day.  Today, he is back to himself... into EVERYTHING!!!