Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 08

Our Christmas was relatively quiet but good. I am used to having a house full on Christmas so it just being us was definitely different. It really meant a lot to me to have my boys wake up at home on Christmas morning with their gifts. We went to mass on Christmas eve and baked Santa cookies.. Parker tried to eat one!!! Poppa came over in a Santa suit very early and ran past their rooms HO HO HO'ing and then ran out of the house to make them think Santa had just passed... Well Parker is the only one that woke up and he recognized his voice... Parker woke up his brothers and just kept saying all morning that Poppa is santa! We went to Louisiana the day after Christmas and spent the weekend at my sisters. That was a lot of fun. The whole family came over on Saturday and we had Christmas with them. I think the boys really enjoyed their Christmas. Here are a few pictures! Oh and hubby got me the ring I wanted... I LOVE IT!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just for today...

As I was going through random blogs this morning, I came accross this entry written by a mother to her autistic son. It really touched me and made me realize how often I brush my children off to do things that don't really matter. I let myself get so overwhelmed with all of the housework and trying to make the boys behave perfectly that I forget to just sit back and enjoy them. I am not saying I should let the house fall apart and the boys go crazy but they are only little once and we should really cherish as much of it as we can.

Just For Today by Sally Meyer
Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face...and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you wake up softly in your flannel p.j.'s...and hold you until you are ready to stir. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear...and I will say how beautiful you are. Just for this morning, I will step over the laundry to pick you up...and take you to the park to play Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink...and let you teach me how to put your puzzle together. Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off...and sit with you in the garden blowing bubbles. Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck...and I will buy you one, if he comes by. Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow up...I will simply love you for the joy you bring me. Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me make cookies...and I wont stand over you . . . trying to 'fix things.' Just for this afternoon, I will take you to McDonald's and buy us both a 'Happy Meal'...so you can have two toys. Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you the story of how you were born...and how much we love you. Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the bathtub...and I won't get angry when you pour water over your sister's head. Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late...while we sit on the porch swing and count all the stars. Just for this evening, I will bring you glasses of water...and snuggle beside you for hours...and miss my favorite t.v. show. And tonight when you are sleeping safe and warm in your bed, I will think of the mothers and fathers who mourn for the children they have lost. I will remember the parents who sit by hospital beds,watching over the little ones they love. I will weep for those parents whose children are cold,hungry and suffering, and .... this evening, when I kneel down to pray, I will simply be grateful for all that I have and not ask for anything...except just one more day.
© copyright 1999 Sally Meyer(written for her autistic son, Dhylan)

Monday, December 15, 2008

I made a blog!

Okay so my sisters and now my bff have these so I figured I should keep up with the Jone's.

Today is probably not the best day to start this because i am closed up in a hotel room with my four very hyper children. I am losing my mind!!! I am so ready to go home. The visit has been SO nice but it is over a week now and I am missing my life, my bff, and some normalcy.

Christmas is coming!!!! I love Christmas!!! It is definitely my favorite time of year. I can't wait to see the boys faces when they open their gifts. They are going to be so excited. This year is the best so far because all of my children really believe in santa and are totally santa obsessed. Their faces when they saw him at the mall and their Christmas party were priceless. They also got to see snow on this trip which was AMAZING!!! Kari was beaming. It was great.

My baby sister is coming in January. I cannot wait to see her. I think it has been about a year? Maybe more. I am sure it will be a great time!!!!!