I was beginning to wonder if it would ever happen…
Would Malachi ever feel better?
Would I ever get done decorating my house for Christmas?
Would the rain ever stop? (I love rain, but when your baby is sick and inconsolable, it’s nice to be able to step outside and feel the sun on your face!)
Well, it happened today. I woke-up and my boy was back. He did not wake-up once last night. His rash was gone. He was in his bed playing and giggling before I could even come get him! The rain was gone, too. It was as if I could hear the angels singing as I walked to the room to get my boy and the sun shone through the window! I got him out of his crib, and put him on the floor and he went right to his toys. He played and played, and I sat and watched and thanked God. I was still exhausted myself, but such joy I haven’t felt in weeks.
Sometimes it takes a little sickness to remind you to be thankful for your health! Sometimes it takes a little rain to make you thankful for the sunshine. And, a holiday set aside to worship Emmanuel, God with us, is definitely what it takes to break-up the mundane, every day stuff and remind you how much you need a Savior! And, that’s what we’ve been doing. I pinned a lot of fun activities this year to do with the kids. My goal is just one a day. I don’t have a fancy box or advent calendar this time around, and that’s ok. There’s always next year. We’re keeping it simple, and just happy to remain (hopefully) healthy! Here’s a peak at some of what’s been happening:
I let the kids decorate the tree… all by themselves! They did a fabulous job. And I was quite content holding a sick baby and watching.
Christmas foamies. One large tub going on year 3… I wonder how much longer they’ll be around?!?!
I got a lot of activities from HERE to use with Sierra during school time. I can’t believe she is at the age to do these things, but she’s doing great! It’s such a relief to have her happily engaged, and getting edumacated! For this activity, she sorted small, medium, and large.
One of my new favorite memories of Sierra… she loves our snow globe, and I will catch her winding it up and singing jingle bells with the wrong words as fast as she can to try to keep up with it. It is SO precious! She does it over and over, each time more determined to keep up with the music Love it!
My puzzle girl… wish I could just sit down with a peppermint mocha and do puzzles with her all day!
Today we did our simple reindeer candy canes.
This was another fun one; “Roll and build nativity” Again, it was so great having Sierra participate with us. It’s hard to believe she is already 3!
Cut and glue on shadows. She did remarkably well. (Well, better than I expected!) Of course, I cut and she glued.
And, some Christmas copywork.
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men.”