Looking at It Through Their Eyes

Weekly Happenings: I have discovered that holidays as a parent is completely different than holidays as a child. Of course, there is the aspect of planning out everything, but if I take a moment to slow down and view it through my children’s eyes, I can really see the magic. Abigail insists on turning on all the Christmas lights as soon as we’re downstairs (I can’t fault her, I love them, too)…Joseph helps me keep track of the countdown…it’s just so fun.

The Weekly Weather: It’s been downright cold. We’re talking below freezing temperatures at night. I joke and say that I didn’t sign up for this when I moved to Texas. 😉 It’s okay, though. I much prefer it to the sweltering heat that will be back all too soon.

What Paul’s Been Up To: Mainly just work and church stuff. He did go see the newest Star Wars with a friend and said that he really enjoyed it.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: I got to sub for Joseph’s Primary class (children’s Sunday School at church) which was a lot of fun. The kids were a bit squirrely, but nothing that I couldn’t handle. It’s always a blessing to watch them and see just when the Spirit hits their hearts. I also got to go to my monthly book club meeting where instead of discussing a book, we read the radio script from Miracle on 34th Street. It was so fun!

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s mostly been busy doing some fun things at school and then looking forward to the magic that next week will unleash.

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been living the best toddler life, haha. She has been soaking up everything Christmas. She does still have a love of all things “spooky” though. The other day, she wanted to watch Coco (a Disney film about Dia de los Muertos). The plot is a little above her understanding, but she loves the music and the fact that there are a TON of skeletons in it. Silly goose.

This Week in Pictures:

Abigail discovered the control on our Christmas tree that makes the lights change. She settled on white as opposed to the multi-colored that it had been before (it also does flashing multi-colored, flashing white, and then flashing between the two).
She decided that breakfast under the tree was a must.
Who was I to deny her that bit of magic?
She legitimately thought she was successfully hiding from me (I had mentioned the word “bedtime”). 😉
She was excited when I put her Minnie Mouse shirt on. She even went so far as to call it awesome. 😀
Google Photos will do “then-and-now” photo mash-ups. I can’t get over how much mischief is in that almost-1YO’s face.
Nor can I get over the look of triumph she had on her face (also at almost 1 year old) for getting the sheet (we use it as a tree-skirt of sorts) down. It’s crazy to think that the picture on the right holds a little girl who’s going to be three in two days!
I put on new nail strips for Christmas.
I love the sparkly blue and the snowflakes.
She had to empty out the books so that she could get in her rocket ship.
 

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