Sunday, December 22, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Happy St. Nicholas Day! This is the only celebrating time he gets in our house...on Dec. 6th (apparently celebrating this day originated in Europe). He was a generous man and for that we want to be reminded to be generous as well...with our time, friendship, gifts, and other ways of thinking and taking care of others. But he did not invent generosity, so therefore our Christmas season is not about him (or the fictional character based on his life) but the one who was the most generous of all...the greatest gift we could/will ever receive!
Children, in some European counties, would set their shoes out the night before St. Nicholas Day and in the morning it would be filled with coins and other small treats. So my kids put their shoes out and woke up to chocolate gold coins filling their shoes.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Sledding...sort of. My kids were so excited about the forecast of snow that they were warming up their sleds...on the grass.
These crazy "Hawaiian" kids are still figuring out this winter thing. And yes, that is Ansley without socks too. Thankfully the snow finally came tonight so tomorrow I'm pretty sure they will be decked out in their snow suits and out the door before I am even out of bed.