Friday, December 12, 2008

What I'm gonna miss...

Time for Pam's You're Gonna Miss This Moment once again. I missed last weeks and the week before so I've missed that for sure! I've had lots of moments that I will miss but didn't write them down :( so now I can't remember them. But here is what I will miss tonight.Tonight the girls went to bed really late, as is becoming the norm for weekends, but they were still in the bed talking and giggling (that was a previous YGMT, that I will miss the giggles). So I went in there and sat with them for a while. I was telling them they need to get their room cleaned up before Christmas because Santa sure wouldn't leave many presents if he saw how messy their room is. So they were talking about how many, "maybe only 2 or 3 or maybe even just 1". Well that wasn't the way I wanted the conversation to go! So I told them that I thought 3 presents was a good number for Santa to bring since that's how many Jesus got when he was born (I am borrowing that idea from someone else but can't remember who it was that said it, Thanks if it was you). You would have thought I had said 30 gifts each, lol. Both of their eyes lit up and they both said YEA! Then Elianna started asking how many she got on her birthday, lol. I told her her birthday was different than Jesus' birthday, she said "yea, cause we don't have cake or anything", lol. I said well we could, I said I thought that was a good idea to make a cake or cupcakes and write Happy Birthday Jesus on it on Christmas morning. They LOVED that idea too. I'll really miss the excitement they show toward the little things, I really hope they never loose that though. I'll also miss, when they are grown and out of the house, getting to go sit with them in their beds just chatting. Oh, and the hugs and kisses, I got LOTS of them tonight while I sat with them in the bed, I will definetly miss those. For more You're Gonna Miss This Moment go visit Pam's blog.

I am really striving hard to not make Christmas about the gifts they get this year. We haven't went to all the "santa" things (breakfast with santa, special trip to the mall to visit him, etc) this year like we usually do and although I thought we would really miss them and feel like we were skipping a big part of Christmas, we really haven't. We are planning to go to at least 1 Christmas program at one of the churches in the area (our's doesn't have one, we really don't have enough people, it's just a small church). And we are going to be going to 2 Christmas parties that friends are having for the kids, and of course both girls will have class parties at school. So we have plenty to do without getting overwhelmed with SO much. They both know that we celebrate Christmas because of Jesus, I just want that to be a much bigger part of Christmas this year. And really, I just want this Christmas to be simpler, more about the important things. I am also trying really hard to not make Christmas about money, how much we spend on gifts for people. I always seem to stress over that part. This year we are making a good bit of our gifts. I sometimes find my mind drifting to what else could I get xxx, me making this for them just isn't enough. But you know, it really is enough. The girls have been working on gifts and they are LOVING it. They kept asking tonight, when can we sew? lol. Yes I am really letting them sew (simple things), even Elianna who is not even 4 yet, and surprisingly enough, she does quite well, they both did much better than I expected. I'll be sure to get pictures and show them of the gifts we are making. I am excited to see peoples reactions. Hopefully I can get everything I have planned finished in time.

5 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

We are totally on the same page about Christmas. We do the three gifts too. We have been for about 3 years now. It is awesome. Great post.

KC said...

I'm going to miss all of that too. great post.

Katrina said...

Aw... girls sound like so much fun! I wish I had a daughter... but having three boys is great too.

What a lovely post... and blog!

Bonnie said...

I totally agree on missing the bedtime giggles!! I love your idea of the 3 gifts. I am with you on the Cash issue and not making Christmas about the presents. I also really like your birthday cake for Jesus idea.

Good post.

Pam said...

I love this post! (sorry it took me so long to get over here!!) We've done the three gift thing since, well, I don't know how long... but 3 X 6 still = YIKES!!

I also love talking to my kids in bed at night... they love it too... and drag it ouuuuutttttt....

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