Do you have certain kids who are just big whiners when they are sick? This little guy is not one of them. Seriously he is such a trooper! He had a stomach virus two nights ago. I could hear some strange coughing from the baby monitor and ran into his room. He was standing next to his bed and said “I’m sorry, Mama, I threw up.” After getting him and the bed cleaned up we spent the rest of the night in the living room on the couches. Before each ‘episode’ he’d call “Mama, Mama! I need help.” It was so sweet. Especially after the fifth time when he looked at me and said, “I love you , Mama. Thank you for helping me.” Makes my heart melt!!
While he was sick the rest of the kids spent the time outside building snowmen and a snow fort. Unfortunately these were the only photos I got right after the sun went down. They had a terrific time.
The snow is all melted and it rained today making the dirt roads around here very slick. So the kids made snowflakes to hang up inside the house. We used templates from The Quack Shack (thank you Mrs. O for the link!)
I let my children do all the Christmas decorating this year. They put up a Christmas tree downstairs complete with our collection of ornaments. And then every available surface was used to display my over 20 Nativity Scenes. There are about nine in the living room and kitchen alone. Each bedroom has one, and there is also one on the landing of our stairs. Is it bad that I am still wanting more? Particularly this one. Isn’t it exquisite? If you are ever looking for beautiful unique handcrafted Nativities please shop at World Nativity! Each one is crafted by an artisan from a third world country, the sale of which helps them improve their situation a bit more.
And my 33rd birthday was delightful. Mr. Ferrero Rocher built these beautiful benches. I purposefully had him stain them a different color than the table as I like having mismatched wood. Now we can fit more people around the table without all the extra chairs. He took me to a local Mexican restaurant just because that’s what I wanted. He ordered a Chicken Ceasar Salad while I had a shredded beef chimichanga, beans, red rice – the works. It was delish!
I made these Jane Austen inspired ornaments for the ornament exchange. They shipped out today.
So did my 12 Days of Christmas package for Mamarazzi. I ran to town this afternoon to mail it thinking it was the 10th of December and feeling bad that she would get her package late to start the countdown. Imagine my silly relief when I noticed the actual date on the receipt. Now she’ll get it in plenty of time!