Friday, December 15, 2017

It was excellent!

It's a Christmas tradition. There were 15 of us enjoying the show last night and we are going again on Saturday with another set of friends. It's free (they do take a free will offering) and it's excellent. This was their 20th year and as usual, it was an amazing show with amazing talent. Grandson was cute, he remembers a lot from years gone by and his biggest concern was that the toy soldier in the pre-show was going to come and touch him like last year. He didn't want his nose to be poked so he moved over to the other side of me and I had the aisle seat until the show started. Well, the toy soldier came and sat with me and I became part of the pre-show instead. I told him that even though he didn't want to touched, he still got to see him up close and personal. I love experiencing these kinds of traditions with the blessings....his other comment was,"It's just like The Star, isn't it?" Yes, my love, it's the nativity story and it never changes. I just love him to the moon and back again!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Still enjoying sunshine

I've heard that the sunshine that we have been enjoying for the past week or so is about to disappear. The rain is supposed to come back tomorrow but is only going to be here for a few days. So they say....whoever 'they' is.  

Sweet Pea arrived in this very adorable t-shirt this morning. It was Ugly Sweater Day at her sister's school and so her Mommy made her one too. Not ugly. Not at all.....but it sure was cute!

She had it on for a total of 7 minutes, and she was kind enough to let me take her picture before she took it off.  Her Mommy is very very talented. 

We went for a walk around the block this morning. It was a gong show, but these two did not participate in it. The two year old boys were so disagreeable today....they both have runny noses and could not get along for more than five minutes at a time. 

Sweet Pea was more than happy to pose with her friends but she informed me that her hands were cold and she didn't want to hold Lukas's hand. He was acting so silly that I don't even think he noticed.  

This is one of the few moments that the boys weren't yelling or crying. We'll take it!

And then we went home and had lunch, and everyone two and under slept for three hours. Total bliss!  


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I love Wednesdays!

I only have one more Wednesday after today that I will only have my two favourite three year olds in my care. Two more little ones will be coming to Daycare and that just changes the dynamics. I think it will be better for the children. Just kind of bittersweet for me. 

Sweet Pea and I were really early getting to the church today. Mason's grandparents are here from Ontario and so he isn't coming to my house this week. It's weird.....and makes the mornings way too easy. Sweet Pea and I walked over and it was chilly but very refreshing. 

We found a couple of wooden trees that aren't usually in the gym. We found some balls and tried to throw them through the holes, but neither of us were very good at it.  

The Christmas trees seem to call their names. It doesn't matter how many times they look at them, they are just always interesting. 

When we walked home we stopped at the neighbour's house to admire the reindeer. Again, it never gets old......they could look and admire all day long. 

Who thinks that they look like their respective Daddy and Mommy?  I do, I do. And because Sweet Pea is so much bigger than Beauty, she also appears older. So thirty-some-odd years ago, I felt like I was walking down the street with the same children. Deja-vu.....kind of freaky, actually.  

Just be yourself

Sunny December day

I think that all of the children are aware that Santa Claus is coming to town. Because they have all been very good. They are getting along, remembering their manners and being very well-behaved.

Everyone loves the Christmas trees and decorations. Sweet Pea and Preston were admiring these two little trees while we were waiting for Gracie to come out of her classroom. 

We usually wait outside, and that's one thing that all of the children are very good at is waiting for their friends to get out of school. It must be because they get lots and lots of practice. 

Sunny December days are the best!  Especially the ones that are 8 degrees. For all of the rain that we received in November, it's sure been nice to see the sunshine in December. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

From 2012

This was from five years ago. Time flies. I say that way too much.....