My Mommy Mind

  • Many of these links consumed my brain cells while we had a little downtime. I saved them to share with all of you. These are worth reading!
  • In a much happier bullet, I have to share Evie’s recent prayer. Usually she lists 4-5 things. This one particular night last week, she didn’t quit. Can’t stop won’t stop, apparently was her motto. “Dear God, thank you for mama and daddy and Finny and Minnie Mouse and the other Minnie Mouse and slippers and Batman and Care Bears and Super Why and princesses and Elsa and the door and my pretzels….” (It continues.) She then launches into the Lord’s Prayer complete with hand motions and award-winning dramatics for “and da powa, and da glow-ry, foreva and eva, AAAMMMEEEENNN!” (End scene.)

Any crazy toddler antics in your worlds lately? I’m always up for feeling sane by hearing what other little nut heads are doing :)

 

My Mommy Mind

  • Christmas Week! We’ve been busy enjoying the season, gearing up for all the fun of this week. We are ready, especially the kids. I’m so excited for Christmas morning, but I don’t want the week to end!
  • My favorite time will likely be Christmas morning this year just because the kids are SO EXCITED. We stay in our PJ’s for hours, make pancakes and just snuggle and play before heading out for the rest of the day.  Let the chaos begin!
  • I will be taking an online hiatus until the New Year. We need this time as a family to rest, recharge, and relax. I’ll be back the week of January 5.
  • A high school friend unexpectedly lost her mother over the weekend. The filled-with-life grandmother to 11 — it’s just heartbreaking. Such a bittersweet reminder to how precious life is and how important to care for those around us. May this season be filled with bountiful reminders of just how lucky you are.
  • I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to lots more learning and engaging in 2015. Until then…. be healthy!

My Mommy Mind

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  • Why do girls instantly make the pouty face? And where to do they learn it? As long as we can correct this by age 10, we’re good. I cannot handle the teenage ducky face pictures!!!!!!!!!!!! (Yes, it demands THAT many exclamation points.)
  • Daddy and the kids headed out for donuts and the Science Center Saturday while I had some ladies over to make some essential oil goodies for gifts and for themselves. Sugar scrubs, room sprays, relaxation roll-ons. It was so fun to use the oils for more than “basic” application. The sugar scrubs are by far my favorite so far! Do you handmake any holiday gifts?
  • Finn was in the Christmas program at church Sunday. They sang 2 songs, 1 of which not a single child sang a single word. For the 2nd song, Finn stood there motionless, desperate to jump off the stage. His school program is Thursday. He promises to sing and participate with all his buddies. I’m not holding my breath!
  • Finn’s Santa gift arrived last week. I had to stop myself from playing it more. I still need to put Evie’s gift together so it’s ready to go. I refuse to stay up until midnight Christmas Eve night slaving away this year!

The annual Santa question: do you wrap Santa gifts or leave them unwrapped under the tree? Justin and I have differing opinions and need some additional insight!