Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In Our Spare Time

Some of us think it's okay to let go of the bunk bed ladder when we're at the top. Yep. She broke it. Last May she broke her left arm falling off a four foot slide in the back yard. This time it was her right arm. Jordyn got her tonsils out on Wednesday, December 7th. She was so excited. I felt bad for letting her be thrilled about the experience. She was so brave. Not a single tear was shed at the hospital. She loved it all, until they brought her back to us.I wasn't aloud (per Jordyn) to take any pictures at the hospital after her surgery, but here she is at home that same day. She really was such a trooper.Apparently this is comfortable.

Jordyn has been enjoying her limitless TV privileges. For real. This kid can watch TV. It's been hard to see her hurting so much. Last Friday she asked if we could put her tonsils back in. Eating and drinking have been a struggle too. Her voice has changed. Unless I'm looking at her it takes me a minutes to realize who is talking to me.Tessa loves her Daddy.She sits like him too.And oh the coloring. Jordyn is very crafty. Don't be surprised if you get a letter in the mail from her. It's her new obsession.

I'm glad that these last few days are over. Now if I can just get Jason home from his business trip to Texas we'll all be doing much better. It's been a week almost since Jordyn's surgery and today was the first day that I thought she was finally starting to get back to normal. And Tessa, well, it's 9:30pm and I can hear her...doing something naughty I'm sure in the other room, when she should be in bed.

Breakfast With The Mr. And Mrs.

Last year Jason took the girls to see Santa by himself because I was sick. I was excited to go this year. Tessa was super excited, but Jordyn was not so thrilled.

Tessa jumped right up on Santa's lap. She told him that she wants a bike for Christmas.Heber and Houston came with us. Heber was too scared to even look.
Jason finally told Jordyn that Mrs. Claus is a close friend (her friend Ryann's grandma). She decided it was okay to give Mrs. Claus her list: snow boots, a sled, and a scooter. Houston did awesome!

And Heber let us get close enough for one picture. Silly kid!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Family Traditions

I love Christmas time, but I always have a hard time teaching my kids about the true meaning of Christmas. The other day Jordyn was watching Strawberry Shortcake on Netflix and one of the characters said, "Christmas isn't about presents, it's about love." Then I heard Jordyn yell, "And presents. DUH!" I love how excited the girls get about Santa and gifts and reindeer, but I want them to understand Christmas a little better.

This is the 3rd year that we have gone to Build-A-Bear to make bears for Toys-for-Tots. We love it! We can have fun making bears and choosing clothes and still teach our kids about giving to others. This year we talked about how blessed we are. We explained that Santa will be coming to our house, but sometimes he can't go to some houses. That's why we make bears for "the poor kids," as Jordyn says.Jordyn making a wish.Tessa giving a kiss.

Bath Time!

So fun! I hope we'll be able to do this every year. I hope as our girls get bigger and understand more we can continue to teach them about the true meaning of Christmas, about our Savior and the great gift He gave to each of us.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

One Day When I Was Sleeping . . .

. . . Jordyn found my camera.