Nothing much new here. A few sick children which is the norm at this time of year. A couple of colds but thankfully not enough to keep them down. Tank has pink eye which I am trying not to let spread to the rest of the children. (Re-Pete just woke and I see he now has it too!) We are hoping that the germs clear out before Christmas. I try to send the boys out to play as often as possible so they get fresh air. My Dad has said that they weren't sick much as children but they were outside every day in winter. Amazingly children do not seem to mind the 20 degree temps as long as they can play in the snow! (I'd rather sit by the cozy fire!) Missy Blue doesn't seem to enjoy the snow as when I sent her out last week in her new stylish snowsuit she just stayed in the place we put her, never moving. George said, "She won't move!" so he pulled her on the sled a bit but she ended up coming in and was happy to watch from the window.
Missy Blue was "Miss Destruction" yesterday. Somehow she went to bed the night before with the "stocking" her Grandma had given her for St. Nick. Needless to say when George got her out of bed in the morning her face was covered with chocolate and it was on her sheets along with many empty candy wrappers. Later that day she colored all over her hands and shirt with markers followed by pulling the roll of toilet paper covering the floor in a pile and dragging it out into the kitchen. I am hoping that was a one time episode and does not become the norm. It is a little too reminiscent of my boys!
I finally was able to update my blog for Christmas. I took a short video of Missy Blue "singing" with her Grandpa on Sunday. She loves music and will dance around and make a lot of noise when she enjoys the tune. We were at my parent's house on Sunday, as we are each week, and my Mom was playing the piano. Missy Blue started doing her version of singing and hopped on my Dad's lap to join him as he sang "We Wish You A Merry Christmas". If you hear Christmas music playing when you load my blog scroll down on the sidebar and pause it so that you can hear them.
We began Advent on Sunday night lighting our advent wreath and reading from "Jotham's Journey". We have had that book for years but this is the first time I thought that the older boys would really enjoy it. Of course they do not want to wait until the next day to find out what happens to Jotham. Neither do I for that matter -- but I can read ahead :)
We made our first simple Christmas candy last night melting hershey kisses on pretzel snaps and topping with M&M's. A bit messy but fun!
It snowed more last night as it has almost every day this week. It is beautiful and I cannot remember a recent December with this much snow this soon in the month. The children love it! I am not sure that my husband is enjoying snowblowing so often though!