Oh my goodness, getting time to do this blogging thing is hard to find lately! I don't want to quit altogether because Declan deserves at least some of his babyhood documented, and I ain't no scrapbooker, much as I wish! Joining up with
Jen Kelly and the gang.
CYO Basketball games have started up again. Basketball season is pretty fun at our house this year, because J-P and Andrew are on the same team, and Eamon and Maggie are on the same team. So there's half the practices and games of soccer season. And basketball is kind of fun to watch - very fast paced, well...as they get older!
Xander is loving preschool so much. Every morning he wakes up and asks if it's a school day, and if the answer is "no" he has a fit. He is growing up so much since turning three...he can get himself undressed and dressed (sometimes the shirt is backwards!), adores the alphabet crafts and "McPuter Class" (don't know why he's always called a computer a McPuter, but I'm not correcting him!)
I think the teachers at school call him Alex, so now he responds to three names on the regular. We'll see which one sticks. I clearly remember when John-Paul was 9 and joined a new soccer team and the coach asked him his name, and he replied "J-P". I was like , oh, I guess he's all grown up now.
Around the house last night at 6:47...
~~~~~ Xander was asleep in bed ~~~~~
Andrew was doing math homework, after serving Latin Mass...
|Mom, enough already!|
Phil was feeding Declan...
|Colleen, enough already!|
The bookworms were reading...
|Mom, enough already!|
We (me suggesting, Phil doing) rearranged some photos and now have a wall of 6 month olds!
I think we need to get Declan's re-cropped because he looks so far away compared to Maggie and Xander. Also, my 6 month old middle babies be fat! And my bookend boys be skinny!
My Christmas cards are all ordered and delivered and waiting to be mailed!
What the what?!?!? Who am I? Turns out if you don't blog anymore, you have time to do more things around the house :)
Here's a sneak peek...
|Well, with more children and less servants - you get the idea!|
Can you believe that it's Thanksgiving next week? Xander loves helping us cook, and I taught him my secret ingredient to making food taste better ~ it's love. So now he blows a kiss into whatever we're cooking, which makes me love him even more.
|That's another way to go.|
You know what's even better than shopping on Black Friday? Decorating the tree! That's our tradition in the Martin house, and I love getting all the Christmas decorations out. It's actually the only holiday I decorate for because my husband doesn't see the point, and I'm pretty lazy. Here's a throwback to when our kids were
cute little, and we only had four:
|Maggie, always the drama queen.|
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving-prepping, Christmas shopping, fake tree decorating kind of weekend!