Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Here are the girl's decorating their tree for their room. Notice the Easter Bucket filled with ornaments...
As a child my parents got me an Hallmark ornament for the Christmas tree. Each ornament has a special meaning and most of the time has something to do with what was going on in my life at that time. When Travis and I began having kids, we continue this tradition.
The ornament that Faith picked out this year is a Barbie ballerina. She is asking Santa Claus to bring her ballet lessons, ballet shoes and tap shoes. We guess we have put her off long enough if she is resorting to asking him.
Hannah Grace picked out a Gingerbread House ornament to go along with the theme for her birthday party this year.
Samuel has not found his yet, hopefully this week-end.
Once again, this year Travis and I are trying very hard to teach our children the real meaning of Christmas and find the balance between birthdays, parties, and gifts and the birth of Christ.
Tonight the girls are I were watching a Christmas movie that was talking about gifts and more gifts and Faith looked up at me and said, "Christmas is Jesus' birthday". I praise that Lord that our children are seeing why we celebrate Christmas. I don't tell you that to boast about the job that Travis and I doing, it is nothing that we have done - it is all from HIM!!! I tell you to praise HIM for what is doing in our children's lives.
Hollywood and Vine
And here is my favorite tree in the house. It is decorated with all the homemade ornaments that all three kids have made me.
Have a great week-end!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
On Saturday Hannah Grace, Ayato and her family went to The Beacon to eat where Ayato met Mr. JC and enjoyed some World Famous Beacon Tea.
For supper Hannah Grace took Ayato to her Mommy's favorite place to eat, Chick-fil-a.
After they went to church again Ayato helped Hannah Grace decorate the Christmas Tree.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Ayato and Hannah Grace were very happy to meet each other at school and Hannah Grace was so excited to introduce Ayato to her family. When Mommy picked them up from school it was time to get in carpool line, which is where Hannah Grace, her sister, Faith, and Mommy get in a line of cars and wait for Bubba (their brother, Samuel) to get out of school.
Hannah Grace shared her snack of goldfish, a cheese cracker, with Ayato.