Friday, December 31, 2010
We had a nice day today. We headed to Cahaba Lily Park first to play on the playground and run off some steam. I took a basket to collect anything interesting. We found all kinds of rocks sticks and sprigs of evergreens. Annika even found a treasured glove. (See previous post.) We had to stop by the bank to cash a check and I saw some mistletoe in a low tree beside the bank. I made a bit of a fool of myself to collect some but it was worth it. The kids myself included had never seen real mistletoe up close. We then headed to the dollar store. Everyone found something to their liking. We then spent the afternoon cleaning house and playing. The big girls spent some time polishing some rocks they found at the park. Evan and Eliot found some craft sticks and made "train tracks". Baby Ben was wiped out and took a really long nap. It was a great day.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sara (the little weird sister I never had) knows me so well. She found a perfect basket at a thrift store last night for me. She also saved the scraps from a project at home that I asked for. I will give those to Lyn to work on the wreath she is making. Look closely though... She also found a snowflake candle holder and some Halloween candles. Best of all she brought me some ivy to use at home for some projects and charms. The basket is going to be used for firewood. We are just piling it up next to the fireplace. Thank you Sara.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
The girls spent the morning cleaning. Lyn was cleaning out so little used cabinets and found two candles tucked in the back. The house we live in used to be owned by my grandparents. These candles and candle holders must have belonged to my Ma. This means so much to me. If you look close you can see an evergreen tree and a moon on the holder. We placed them on the family altar and they will spread warmth and remind me of my grandparents.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Danny has taught me so much. I remember when he was Ben's age. He was a very difficult baby. Nothing like Ben. Danny did not sleep very much. Ben takes his naps regularly and sleeps OK at night. Danny did not interact much socially when he was 11 months old. Ben will imitate sounds and facial expressions. Ben just started playing peek-a-boo. Danny did not start to use words to communicate till he was over 5 years old. Danny is Autistic. Ben is typically developing. All of my children have different strengths and weaknesses and I celebrate them all.