|Christmas Card 2010|
We had a lovely Thanksgiving celebration...our little family of five! We were fortunate that the daddy was off duty the whole Thanksgiving weekend. Friday meant shopping the deals with my favorite girl while the boys...all three...hung out at home. :)
Saturday, we took the little ones to see Santa. We have a great Santa at this little rinky-dink mall we like to visit. An outlet mall having fallen on hard times, it is completely low key and Santa is so "authentic" looking. This year we went early. Usually we're visiting Santa on December 23rd and my oldest is panicking over how Santa is going to make the toys in time!
|See what I mean...authentic!|
|I think there was some serious discussion going on here!|
As we prepare our hearts and minds for the birth of the Messiah, I am reminded of our pastor's homily last Sunday, the 1st Sunday of Advent: Stay Awake. You do not know when the Lord will return...are you prepared to meet him?
Ironically, I am having a hard time staying awake. My little man has me sleep-deprived. Luke is a bit under the weather and between the congestion and beginning of teething, he hasn't been a very happy camper. As I try to practice self-donative parenting (Catholic version of attachment parenting), I find these long nights to be trying both physically and emotionally as nothing has been able to soothe our little one of late. Speaking of which...guess who turned 4-months old on Monday?!!!
|Mary Catherine (6) with Luke (4-months)|