It says she overheard them talking about wanting to go to the Chevron for some treats - something their mom never lets them do. She told them she knew they had made some quilts to help out other kids and she wanted to reward them for their kindness.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Holly greeted us this morning sitting on the ledge of our stairway window. She wanted us to see the new snow fall. It is pretty.
Off to sled without parental assistance. They are big girls now. Of course they were walked across the street and are visible from the yard but still.
Posted by Cailín at 12:27 PM
Friday, December 06, 2013
Initially Santa looked like they found him on the street or shelter and put a suit on him. But then you looked closely at him and you could see kindness in his face. Then he spent time with each of the girls asking them what they wanted for Christmas. So another lesson about judgement. Don't do it.
There was face painting. All three girls chose snowflakes.
We made our annual trek to the Festival of Trees. I pulled all three of the girls out of school at 9:45. Yes I am that kind of mom. My friend Luanne is totally against skipping school but I feel there are life experiences that are just as important if not more so. They know school is important and I don't think it is going to lead to them skipping school as teenagers. I could be wrong - we'll see in about 10 years. We had Maren, Eren, Kristen, Wes and Granny along for the ride. Granny comes with us most years even though she hates it the entire time. The girls love to watch the singing and look at the trees but most of all they love the scones. I should probably make up some dough and make our own today. That would bring joy to their hearts. It was a great day and the girls will always have fond memories attached to this tradition.
Posted by Cailín at 7:57 AM
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Holly came back 3 weeks before Christmas. About one week too early for me but after finding this note from Carmel to Holly this morning - I couldn't hold off any longer. Holly unrolled the toilet paper roll, luckily the roll was almost empty. She is also sporting new scarf and boots thanks to Granny. They slay me with how much they miss her when she is gone - 49 weeks of the year. Ha.
Posted by Cailín at 10:39 PM
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Carl's work changed things up this year and held their party at the zoo on the opening night of ZooLights. It was a nice evening - cold but not freezing or snowing. It was a nice night and fun to see the zoo all lite up. Unfortunately, not many animals were out and about. We'd rather see animals than lights. Still it was a great evening and something I wanted to do. Now I have it checked off my list and don't need to ever go back. It was the first time seeing Santa this year. It could be our last but it isn't. :) Claire got into a huge funk right before we saw him because she stressed out. What did she stress out about - the fact that she has no idea what she wants for Christmas. Why? Cause every want and desire is met on a daily basis by her father and me. I felt bad that she got in a tizzy over something so ridiculous. The good news, by the time she sat on the Man's lap, she was overcome with the magic of it all. I love love love the magic of Santa. How happy it makes them.
Tonight they wrote their official letters to Santa....I am the one that put Disneyland into to their bonnets - they did not come up with that on their own. They truly have little wants. I even put the remote control car in their bonnets - and legos. Gum and lip gloss is all they really want. And a dog. lol
Posted by Cailín at 7:22 PM
Friday, November 29, 2013
The girls have been begging to start sewing. Since they are novice at it, they decided on quilts - straight lines. But we didn't need any quilts or blankets. I hate making something without a purpose so we all decided on donating them. The girls and I headed to the fabric store and picked out the fabric, bunting and thread. Then we washed, ironed and got to sewing. After sewing the three sides, I finished up putting the bunting in and sewing up the last side. They are only 6 after all. Then we got to tying. Not near as easy as you'd think. It was fun, exhausting and a learning experience. We will head out to the shelter with some new and old toys along with the blankets and some clothes. I want them to see some of the living conditions of those not as fortunate - hopefully I can call and arrange more than just a drop off. I am also setting up some other volunteer opportunities for us as a family. Something that is going to be on a regular basis.
Posted by Cailín at 6:04 PM