Sunday, December 14, 2008

Advent- week 2, and what the littles are up to

Well, we were thrown a curve ball in the way of sick kiddos this week. It never developed into anything more than a mild virus, but it was enough to keep the littlest two up at night and make getting to new activities a bit hard.

Here's Jack, being sick...

Here's Jack, feeling better...


Jack has learned to sound out words. I still haven't started anything formal with him. He just loves letters and I think will be a natural reader. He loves to type words on the computer...real words or made up ones.

Excuse the embarrassing pile o' junk on in the desk.

Jack- "What does 'd-h' spell?"

Me- "Um,,that doesn't really spell anything."

Jack- "That spells 'duh-huh'."

Tess, by the way, is now six months old, and I haven't posted an update on her cuteness in quite a while.

She is just amazing...sitting up now,


and sort of experimenting with solid food a bit, and look!

A tooth!

Here's a few pictures of what we managed to get done...Maria made this ornament with a little kit she got in her shoe on St. Nicholas' feast day.

We also made homemade ornaments to put in our goody gift plates. I haven't gotten pictures of those yet...next week. We already made a couple of gift plates to give out to PSR and dance teachers we won't see again until after Christmas.

Here's our opened Immaculate Conception prayer candle...


We did go to the town square to see the light display. It was *very* cold, and I stayed in the car with Tess. Maria took the pictures. Jack loved it and wants to go again to see the "beautiful lights". There's a beautiful nativity too, but that picture didn't turn out.



Coming up for this week...

Today, Sunday, we will have our 3rd Sunday movie day...Rudolph and, my favorite, A Christmas Carol. We will also, finally, have our Mexican dinner we were supposed to have our the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe,,,before everyone got sick! I've made some homemade flan, which smells and looks wonderful but seems a little...loose. I have my doubts as to how it's turned out, but we'll see!

Monday- Jack's shopping day.

Tuesday- I need a shopping day myself...to wrap up my list. Is John off?

Wednesday- gift making day...pumpkin bread, snickerdoodles, and fudge. We will put together a batch of gift plates for mailing and for Kain's therapists.

Thursday- Christmas train ride!

Friday- Read "The Night Tree" and make bird-feeding ornaments to string up on our trees outside.

Saturday- Make a gingerbread nativity.

So, we'll see how this week pans out. I know John wants a shopping day too...I need to look at his schedule and I can't seem to put my hands on it right now. I'm feeling unorganized and off my game still from our brief illnesses, so we may be flying by the seat of our pants still for a few days.

4 comments:

Theresa said...

Mel...Tons of stuff...love it! I am glad everyone is feeling a bit better. Tess is such a pumpkin...I can't stand it! Do you mind if I ask where you saw the idea for a gingerbread Nativity? It's a great idea! PS...Christmas Carol is my favorite too...good pick!...Theresa

mel said...

Oh Thanks, Tess is so much fun, she's such an easy going sweetie...

The gingerbread nativity was a kit we bought from...I think leafletonline.com? We bought it last year and never did it! The kit comes with instructions and the cutters and all. So, we'll see how it turns out. :)

Theresa said...

Thanks for the info Mel!

Terimisu said...

your kids are adorable!!!