Thursday, December 23, 2010

The week before Christmas

The week before pictures and a few words. The kids started getting sick last weekend. They have just gotten worse and worse the last few days and all three or coughing up a storm, watery eyes, runny noses, low fevers and Christmas is quickly upon us. I'm not sure if our Christmas plans will have to change; I'm praying for a little miracle that they are all healthy enough to at least make it to church. I'm trying to adjust my expectations to be different than what was planned, but that is not easy for me. So, it's been a hard couple of days. However, there have been so good times too! It started out with Hadrian and his school Christmas program. You can see from the pictures that he seems a little tired, or maybe now I can look back and say he was just starting this was a fun 30 minutes, I was so busy watching Hadrian that I didn't catch any of the other funny children. Hadrian was in a bit of daze, especially after he fell off the stage - yes he just tumbled right off. Jair calmed him down and Hadrian went back on stage; all the while looking so serious - so McDonald.

Over the weekend we got to get away Jair & I and went with the family to see the Narnia movie, the voyage of the dawn treader. It was good, I enjoyed it. And always nice to be out! After the movie we got the kids and headed to dinner with the family in celebration of my SIL's birthday. We went to Ruby Tuesday's and it was the absolute worse experience we waited, and waited, and waited and we were practically the only ones in there. I think we were there for 2 hours and the majority of the time....waiting. The kids were absolutely incredible! What a blessing to have such wonderful children. They sat in their seats, they weren't loud or obnoxious; they were very well behaved.

Later in the week, as Hadrian & Hadassa were taking naps Matthan and I sat down and made a few button wreaths. Let me tell you, this was another highlight of my week! To sit down with my baby; who has a hard time doing this and seeing in him the growth he's had to be able to thread buttons on a string was a huge blessing and just a joy - to do something creative with him.

With the button wreaths done, I started getting a crafty feeling inside and at the same time wanting to clean and organize the kids' rooms. Which for Hadassa's meant changing her bed in to a toddler bed as well. It looks great in her room now; she is getting so big. But, here's one other crafty thing I did for her room I made her this hair bow hanger. I had all the stuff just here and there in my craft box.

Later still in the week in preparation for Christmas Eve & Christmas I thought it'd be fun to make Matthan a few goodies of his own that he could enjoy too. So, I made chocolate cupcakes for him and he decorated it with the snowman. Another very fun moment with just him!

So, although sicknesses lurk here and are quite discouraging; I can see looking back that my week was good. Praying for a healthy Christmas Eve & Day.

Merry Christmas.

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