Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Holiday Cheer

Tomorrow it Thursday! This week has just flown by! Monday was Mason's doctor appointment. He had to get all the yucky 6 month shots. He kind of had a rough day because of it, but is doing better. He is now in the 30% for weight, which is a huge improvement from his 4 month appointment where he was only at the 10% percentile. And he is staying pretty steady at the 48% percentile for height. Kyle was always at the 97-98% for height. He still is pretty tall. He looks like he wears high waters all the time, because what will stay up at his waist is too short for his legs.

Mason is doing great though and I'm so glad! She did start him on Zyrtec to see is part of his nose issues that we seem to have about ever 3-4 weeks are allergy related. It should be no surprise, because he is after all related to me. Which by the way, I have another cold!

Today my dad came up and took me, Kyle and Mason to get a new tree. I did have a tree, but in a fit of anger last year I had my dad throw it in the dumpster, lights and all. I took off the decorations that were important, but the rest is history. I thought about donating it to Concho or something, but I thought there was a curse on it or something. So I didn't want anyone to have it. I wanted to get a real tree this year, but it was just going to be too much of a pain. So I got a fake one, and hopefully next year I can put it up in another room in the house and get a real one for the living room. I am one of those people who loves a tree in every room, so hopefully my collection will start soon.

My parents came over tonight and I made soup and we decorated the tree. My mom and Madi went and bought a tree topper for it. I told her I wanted something gold. I am generally a bow kind of person for a tree topper, and then a star kind of person next. Well Madi was the one who picked out the tree topper. She was so excited to surprise me with what she had picked out. It is a gold angel, and a fiber optic one at that. In case you don't know what that means; she changes colors. And my oh my let me tell you that is just beautiful. In case your sensing a little sarcasm, you are right. However, that angel will provide me with many great memories for years to come. I will always look at it and think of Madi. That is part of the reason I love this time of year so much. I'm also going to make a new Christmas tree skirt. I probably won't get it completely done until next Christmas, but I'm going to start it this year. I want to put all of our handprints on it with fabric paint and put the year on it. It is a memory I want to remember for years to and my kids.

We all had a great time tonight. The whole family was here. We ate, decorated, roasted marshmallows in the fire my dad built. I think my dad and the kids even sang a Christmas song. Now the kids are in bed and I can sit and enjoy the tree and left over fire!

I was thinking the other day that Christmas is really the reason why I decided that I wanted a third child. I was great with two. We had a boy and girl and that seemed perfect. But then there was the whole thing about a bigger family and your kids coming home at Christmas from college, and then when they get married and have kids, and so on and so on that made me want a third. Mason has been a great third! Minus the few health problems he's had, he is so laid back and sweet. I could just hug him to pieces!

Speaking of big families, I took this myspace survey the other day. "Where will you be in 10 years?" It said I would be married with 8 kids. HA! Not if my uterus has anything to do with it! It has gone into retirement! I'm not against dating someone with kids, but 5 children will not be coming out of my body. I'm pretty sure that would be the end of me, or whoever the guy was that I married. That made me laugh.

I added a new's Cheri's new blog!!! I'm so glad she joined blog land with the rest of us. She is one of my best buds.

Anyways, well I hope you're all having a good week. I'll take some pictures soon of my tree so that I can showcase my beautiful fiber optic angel. I know you're all going to be jealous, but don't worry I think you can find one just like her at the local dollar store. :)


Blogger Cheri Liess said...

I'm sure Taelor would be so jealous of your tree topper!!!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Your angel story made me laugh. I can just see her running in so excited to show you what she picked out and you smiling and saying, "oh, that's beautiful!" but on the inside thinking, "oh. my. word." Ha!

Glad you had such a fun night with your family...sounds wonderful!

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

You are better then me because if it is ugly I have to tell them no! That's terrible of me isn't it!!!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Procters said...

I can hardly wait to see the beautiful angel. Those precious "special" decorations are what keep us smiling through the years.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Darla said...

I just love your tree topper story. Maybe Maddie can have her own tree and this can be her tree topper?

I also agree about having baby #3. It is always around holidays that I think I want a big family. Hope you have a great holiday. I will be watching for pictures of the tree topper.

4:11 PM  

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