Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Christmas in November

Well my kiddo seems to enjoy the outdoors even when it's cold. She's fascinated with leaves - how they dance in the wind, how they sound when she jumps, rolling around in them, etc. It's cute in my opinion.

I mentioned in my last post that we're pretty excited about Christmas around here. Well, it's mostly me, but L and E have played along. We've been pretty traditionless here in our home, but now that E is getting a little older, we're trying to think of some to incorporate. Anyone have any special traditions they don't mind sharing?

One other thing that we don't really do around our house is buy a lot for Christmas. Mostly because we're not into stuff, and also because we want to remember the meaning of Christmas. But we do want to do something a little special, since we didn't get her anything for Christmas or her b-day last year (are we terrible parents?),

I know that we are going to fill her stockings with books. This kid is a book worm, which L and I love. In fact, once I timed it, and we read stories for an hour and a half - crazy, eh? Still, after reading "Goodnight Moon" for the millionth time, I decided it was time to expand her library a bit more.

Anyone have a favorite book that their kiddo loves to read? Taking suggestions. :)

Happy Friday to you all.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

So It's Been a Month...

Wow... it's been a month since I posted last. I can't believe that in a couple of weeks Thanksgiving is going to be here, and then the Christmas is fully underway, which is pretty great in my opinion.

Anyway, life has been going well and fast. Some big news in the works for us: we are expecting baby #2 in May. We're pretty excited, and it's hard to believe that three months have passed already. Yikes! This kiddo is going to be here before we know it.

So part of the reason for lack of posting is that I've been SO TIRED this pregnancy. I never struggled with morning sickness or this much exhaustion (I don't think anyway) with E as I am with this babe. Really, it could have been worse, but my body isn't designed for morning sickness. :) Praise God though, we made it through and I'm feeling better and better with each day.

Things are going well on the job front. Work has settled into more of a routine, and always goes by quickly. I've learned of a new parent coalition that's starting in our area that I'm hoping to get plugged into, if it's not too much of a commitment. Also my job has given me so many ideas on how to link our church (and other churches) up to different non profits or other service projects going on. Yes I'm PRETTY excited over that.

E's doing well. Talking more. Getting closer to two. Loving books more and more. Cute as ever. What can I say? I love this kid.

And what else can I say, but I've been doing some sewing since my energy has come back. Some stockings are in the works, some garland, and a quilt for a bed E will need to transition to soon. I can't tell you how great it is to be past that first trimester stage. Really.

Anyway, hope all of you are well, and will try to get up to date on blogs now that my mind feels more clear. Stay warm all of you Northerners!