***DISCLAIMER*** - when I started writing this post, it was Monday, December 20th, so it really was only five more sleeps til Christmas. Due to a late night trip to retrieve my stranded hubby, the post didn't get finished to Tuesday - which is really four more sleeps....I haven't totally lost it!
That is what I told the girls tonight.....five more sleeps until Christmas! It just can't come soon enough for them, which is not surprising ~ them and their "microwave mentality"! They are just beside themselves....and I can only play the Santa card for so long - lol! It will be over soon enough (sigh).
So anyway, we had Zachary's birthday - he turned the big "12" this year. He was also quick to remind me that in 365 days he would be a teenager. UGH! I have been around little ones for years - as soon as I could babysit - but teenagers? That is unchartered territory for me! I don't know what to do with them! I don't think Zachary will be difficult. He is an awesome kid - an incredible blessing. I just can't believe that my first little bundle of joy has grown up so fast. He "broke me in" as a mom. I was so stressed those first few months - mainly when he was sleeping. SIDS freaked me out and I would literally stand over his crib on the verge of a panic attack. Finally, one night I realized that this little blessing from God was in His hands. All of Zachary's days were known to Him before he graced my arms. I was stressing over nothing. Since then, the "worries" have changed..health...happiness...friendships...you know how it goes. As a mom you never stop worrying about your kids. Now he's talking about teenage years? You know - that is a whole year away, so for now, I think I'm just going to put a pin in it and come back to it later.....
Josh got a part in the play "How I Became A Pirate". It is a really cutre story. Practices start in January and performances are the end of February. It is a rough schedule, but one we are used to. Both boys were in a play in the spring....Zachary just last month...now Josh. He is actually in the "pirate ensemble", but he doesn't care. It is a small cast, so he was just glad to get a part! He and Zachary both have made lots of friends through New Day, so he is looking forward to getting caught up with everyone.
Now, school is out and this week will be crazy, but today was fun. Went with all the kids and Charles' mom to see "Tangled"....very cute movie! Still have some shopping (just a few little things) to do...squeeze in a couple of days at work...one (and I do mean one!) more trip to Wal-Mart...a fun night with friends...then a party for Jesus' birthday! I saw a cute Happy Birthday Jeasus cake (thanks Judith!) on a friend's blog that I am going to try. If it works, then I will post some pics. The kids will enjoy it I know.
So anyway...let the fun and festivities begin! Merry Christmas!
a weekend with family
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