Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas and stuff


I have big plans for Christmas this year! I want to be DONE Christmas shopping by the end of November. I have to say I am over half done! Getting a little at a time is really going to be nice on the pocketbook. I want the entire month of December to be free and clear of any shopping, or working so I can spend some serious quality time with the kids. I want to bake, make crafts and just enjoy everything about December! Even the snow (blech!). At least if I have everything done, I wont have to drive anywhere in the snow! I decided on Christmas day that not only would we do the "traditional" Christmas morning with presents and Santa gifts, but we would also have a birthday party to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will just have a nice big birthday cake after dinner and sing happy birthday! This will help the little one understand why we are celebrating. Little Miss Maia is in the church play and has been practicing for the last month. She has some speaking lines and she has a solo she is singing! So proud of that little girl for being brave enough to sing and talk in front of ALL those people! Maybe she has no idea just how many people will be out there in the audience! Gage and Maia both have started basketball too. Both are very excited to be playing and I am very excited that it is indoor! Ahhh the warmth! Dane will be starting his first year in basketball as well, but not until January. He is very excited to be like his siblings finally! I am so happy my kids are active kids and love to play sports. I really enjoy watching them, even practices, its fun to go through each season and see how they progress with which ever sport we happen to be playing at the time!

5 comments:

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Awww, what a cute picture. You are SO ambitious with your shopping and such. Good for you! And let me know when Maia's play is - I wanna come see her!

Brooke said...

Yeah! She will be thrilled! It is December 13th. I am not sure what time yet.

Patti Foye said...

We would love to try to come up and see also, let us know what time it is at. Maybe Mike and Cherie could ride with us. Also, any chance you guys can make it down xmas eve?

Brooke said...

Hey Patti, yes we will let you know on the time. We would love to come Christmas Eve we just have to figure out the whole Davis situation since steve is only allowed christmas eve and has to bring him back that night as well. Hopefully we can figure something out!

Patti Foye said...

Oh good, let us know!!!