Friday, December 28, 2007

Great Christmas Gift!

We have had a great Christmas I must say. Lots of family time, lots of Jesus birthday reminders, amidst the greediness that small children have while opening their presents and not being satisfied with what they received. Jason's parents came to my parents on Wednesday, so that was really fun to spend the day with all of them. Our last present was handed out that night, and our boys were especially disappointed when instead of a fabulous toy (either a Transformers or Thomas item) they received a onesie that says "I love my big brothers". There were tears involved, but they have now warmed up to the idea and are certain it is a girl so they can have a cheerleader. Needless to say, the grandparents were much more excited, lots of screaming and hugging. My mom said she knew when I walked in the door because I had "the glow". I can't see the glow amidst the nausea and tiredness. But tuna fish and macaroni and cheese helps a lot. I will give more details later about how we came to this conclusion after all of my fears and worries as stated in my blog dated July 30th. God story.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Two Funny Stories

Ya gotta love having kids. For all the times that irritate you, there are also the times you are crying because you are laughing so hard.
Story #1 I had to buy a birthday present for Cooper to take to a party, and he asked me if I had bought it at Walmart, and I said no. He said, "Well, you know Mommy, that Walmart has the toys that Cade and I want at the prices that you want. At least that's what they said on tv."
Story #2 Cade brought Jason a book that had written on the inside "To Cooper and Cade Gadman". He asked him if that was Cooper's name, and then he saw his name, but what was that last name? Here is the rest of the conversation:
"Well, what is your name?"
"Cade"
"Cade what?"
"William Cade"
"William Cade what"
"William Cade come here"
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Does that mean I am a bad mom?

Monday, December 03, 2007

Cade's Debut

Last night our preschool choirs presented their Christmas music, which of course lasted all of 15 minutes. It was Cade's debut of singing in public, and he did fabulous. He actually sang and did the movements and didn't act silly (unlike the kid who kept moving in front of him so we couldn't see him). And as always, Cooper did fabulous too. He's always done a good job, but we truly expected Cade to do something silly or the other extreme, freak out because of all of the people staring at him. His teacher had been telling me how well he was doing, and we were very proud of him. Of both of them. I will try to post a picture or maybe even a movie.
Yes, this was also the first time that I video taped something my kids did. No, I had never broken down and bought a video camera. I just didn't see the point. My grandfather and my mother both have boxes and boxes of video tapes of us as kids and no one watches them. But I had bought a great new digital camera this summer and it has unlimited digital movies on it too, with sound. So I was able to film the "beautiful" music performance last night.
Can I just tell you that right now my dear husband is curled up on the couch with Cade watching Sesame Street! Its so cute!
Oh yeah, I got a beautiful bow for the top of my tree. One of the girls in my community group came over and told me how pretty my tree was, and instead of taking the compliment, I had to blow it off by saying that I needed a better bow on top, and she said her sweet mother could whip it out in seconds. So she took my ribbon and my angel tree topper home with her and brought it back the next night with the most perfect bow. I will take a picture soon. I love my tree!