Just out of curiosity..do you do Santa with your kids? We aren’t going to with our kids…and already it’s getting difficult with my 3 year old because every time we’re in a store, people are asking him if he’s ready for Santa..need to figure out how to explain why we don’t believe in Santa and why others do, and to teach him how to deal with his peers later who DO believe in Santa. I also am the queen of all “confrontation avoidance” and don’t want people to feel like we think they’re bad parents for telling their kids Santa is real..especially my own parents!
I’ve been wanting to do something for the neighbours for Christmas this year, since it’s the first time we’ve really HAD neighbours. Something that I could involve the kids in so that they could have a bit of a lesson in how important it is to serve others, not just expect things for ourselves this time of year. Since I love cookies (and so do my kids), I thought Hey! Why not make some Christmas cookies for the neighbours? Then we can go out as a family and the kids can give away the goodies.
Works for me! Just gotta make sure I make enough cookies with the kids to have some left for us.
As Christians, we feel it important to celebrate the holiday in a way that emphasizes the true meaning; Christ’s birth. I don’t want to push our faith onto our neighbours, but want to stand out so they know what we believe in from our actions.
So, I made these little cards to attach to the bags of cookies. Can’t wait to get baking!
Please keep me in your prayers this week as I try to potty my son Tobi. He’ll be 3 in a couple of weeks, and my past attempts to train him didn’t go so well, and this time is already looking to follow suit. I think he is physically able to do it, he just doesn’t care at all.
Trying to get him interested and excited with stickers and “potty treat jar” yummies, but so far he’s only peed on the potty once, and in his underwear 4 times, along with a poop…I feel totally clueless about what to do, and discouraged and frustrated. Please pray that I would know what to do, if i should stop and wait longer to try, or keep at it. I don’t want to keep giving up because then he’ll just learn that “if i pee a few times mommy will give in and put me back in diapers”. Please also pray that I would keep my cool with him and not get angry.
I finally had my ultrasound appointment last Friday, and even though it was freezing rain out, we got there a bit early. The tech had my husband and the kids wait outside while she did most of it; taking measurements and everything, so that the kids wouldn’t get bored and the kids apparently behaved perfectly out in the waiting room. Finally, she called everyone in and let us see the screen. Yay!
We weren’t planning on finding out the gender this time since we have clothes for boys and girls, but right near the end baby turned and voila, we could see…
It’s a BOY!
It’s funny, with all three pregnancies now we would come up with one name really easily but have a hard time with a name for the other sex. And each time, the name we thought of easily turned out to be the right gender. So this bump’s name will be Josiah Hamilton (Hamilton being for my maternal grandfather.) Josiah is the name of one of the great kings in the Bible and means the Lord saves.