Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Carols!

So Christmas in our house doesn't normally begin until the first Monday of the month when we put our Christmas Tree up for Family Home Evening, (which this year would mean we would have to wait a whole 'nother week!!!) but we've decided to put it up on Thursday night which I am so excited about!!! So excited that I couldn't wait till Thursday night and have put on the Christmas carols already! And all of a sudden it feels like Christmas is here!!!!

It really does help having kids old enough to be excited about Christmas - they ask every day when Santa is coming. I have decided just today that I HAVE to organise an anvent calendar - its too hard trying to explain that Christmas is still 4 weeks away!!! Maybe if they can see an anvent calendar it will help the explaining process. I'll be sure to post pictures when I complete it...:)

ITS CHRISTMAS!!!!! Carols just brings the spirit of chirstmas so much - I'm loving it and its making me feel happy today!

So - carols from now on till the end of Christmas week. Thursday night we'll put the christmas tree up with all its pretty lights and decorations and make fondue for treats. This is a family tradition we've had for the past 3 years - the first year we made cheese as well as chocolate fondue but have realised for our little family that's probably a little bit rich so we've just gone with the chocolate fondue last year. Going from this photo the boys LOVE it!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!! Hopefully we'll get around to share some christmas love with you all but if we don't we're thinking of you and wishing you the merriest of merry christmas's!!! xxx

I love Christmas Carols!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


So I still need to get back to my Japan entries - I promise to do it soon!!! hehehehe

In the meantime I just HAVE to load some photo's of what the boys got up to today after all the rain...

I looked out the window and saw my boys stripped down to their underwear splashing around in a puddle out the front of our house with mud ALL OVER THEM! I was on the verge of running outside and screaming at them to get out of the mud and stop getting dirty, but decided to run inside and get the camera and capture some of their funny kid-ness! They had a ball...

I've been trying really hard lately to be a little more patient with my kids - OF COURSE I fail 9 times out of 10 but I really am trying to stop and listen to them rather then just start yelling. And it does help. West is my little Mr Challenge - but he really responds to being taken aside and listened to - he just seems to need a little more time and care then the others? I've been reading this blog and this blog and have been finding some really helpful hints here - wherever you can find it right? :)

And I just had to include these cute cute cute (I can say that cant I) pictures of my little girl - this smile just makes me smile...

I love these kids so much - even though I had them all in bed by 6pm two nights in a row because I had just HAD enough! :)