|The only little who asked Santa for a gift...except for the|
oldest, who asked for either a yacht or a pair of socks, lol.
December 1-December 8
This weeks fun! And not so fun!
|Typical errand running wear|
So many errands ran. We've been getting ready for some parties this week and I am super excited..... and tired. It's so worth all the efforts though to spend time with people we don't see often enough!! Daddy surprised Izzy and I as we were getting in the car the other morning so we've gotten lots of Daddy/Mommy time while we run them. He's come home early lots of days this week and surprised me. I love spending time especially out of our ordinary day. Sometimes the impromptu time together makes the best dates!
A few weeks ago among lots of scheduling frustrations mom just decided to plan our families December activities. Some were labeled "required", some "Hope you'll come", and then "optional". It alleviated my annoyance at trying to coordinate schedules with everyone in the room. Ha, ha. It worked well and made me a heck of a lot nicer just doing it myself. I guess I like just telling them when to show up.
Our first family outing of December was this past Thursday. We went to get our annual Santa family pics. The older ones aren't quite sure why they still have to be there but I love our pic every year so it's a tradition that won't be stopping any time soon. We all wore epic Christmas sweaters, even if some only wore them for the amount of time it took to be in a picture. Note, the kid in the llama sweater and his rear side! Best sweater EVER! I didn't even notice until he walked away after the pic, lol. We always take them out to dinner after and then we draw names for the sibling gifts and go shopping for their presents. It's a fun little night out and I always look forward to it. It was everything it always is. Crazy, loud and chaotic. But, I sat at dinner and looked down the ginormous table filled with all my babies and reveled in the laughs, teasing, goofing and sheer noise
|He's obviously in love with his|
sweater and mom taking pics.
of all of us. Truly even though there's never a dull (or quiet) moment, I absolutely love and am privileged to raise these kids. I adore having a big family and hope with all hope that we are creating impressions, love and bonds that will endure many years after we are gone! I hope most that we leave a legacy of love that is passed down to future generations!! Crazy that a Santa visit can make me all retrospective, haha. Such is life when you learn the craziest things in the weirdest moments, usually the mundane ones.
This week was spent doing what I love with the people I love. December is magical! We have two Christmas activities this upcoming week! What fun Christmas outings have you been planning?
A teenage son can and will wear an ugly sweater for longer than the required 5 minutes during a family pic if his girlfriend shows up in hers dressed to party and convinces him that ugly Christmas wear and selfie booths are fun, dang it!
One 8 year old girl is full of life and can go from one end of the spectrum to the other in .2 seconds some days and mom will go to bed nursing a migraine some days!! We sure love her though.
Mommies can learn to care for and love their kid's significant others when they view them through the eyes of their child. Sometimes having adult kids is so dang cool.
Christmas can make your house look like a wreck and you can spend hours trying to keep up until you realize that maybe your house will just be a mess the whole month of December. Ha, ha.
Daddy pulling in the driveway at 11am as we are ready to head out on errands can really throw a cog in the wheel but one I'd like to have everyday!
Enjoy your week!! See you next Sunday.