Monday, January 16, 2017
Grace stayed back in Texas as she still isn't quite ready to ski this year. Meanwhile, Rick and I enjoyed some quality time with Palmer while enjoying the marvels of just one kid!
Posted by Bethany Jordan at 12:47 PM
Friday, January 13, 2017
(I must follow up, however, and tell you that on day 1, Palmer was presented with a donut. "Mom, I'm going to eat this donut and start Whole 30 tomorrow." Day 2, after school: "Mom, I just can't do Whole 30. I like sweets too much. Maybe I can do Whole 2!")
One other story I want to mention for memory's sake: Grace has an obsession with the music played in the car. Every single day, "Turn it up, please!" "New song, please!" "Louder please. No REALLY loud. It's NOT up. It's quiet. I want it loud!" Over and over and over and over. Round and round and round we go about the content and noise level over the speaker in the radio. I mostly acknowledge and ignore her requests, which can be tiresome on a daily basis. But, I know that one day I will look back at these "sweet" days with fondness...
Posted by Bethany Jordan at 12:12 PM
Monday, January 2, 2017
Gingerbread house making and PJ party with the Wonsmos family:
Mr. Charlie's first birthday: he takes after his daddy and does not like cake...
Aunt Samantha and I took a turn at teaching Palmer's class and did a lesson on what Christmas is like in Germany, complete with homemade gingerbread play dough and Palmer wearing his grandfather's childhood German lederhosen.
Christmas lights, check. Our favorites: the Santas with Big Tex and Electric Lizzyland.
Palmer was named the "Super Stallion" for his kindergarten class, an award given once a six weeks. Palmer could not have been more tickled with the honor and told us that his classroom clapped when his name was read over the morning announcements.
Rick and my Christmas present from Palmer. "Palmer, where's daddy's name?" Palmer: "Oh, he can share it with you!" (Note that I am officially the favorite parent- something I've been working towards for nearly six years.)
Christmas morning was oh so much fun this year. Both kids were really into the presents. Palmer was enamored with the magic of Santa and Grace was terrified every time Palmer mentioned that Santa would be coming to our house!
The morning was filled with a pogo swing, a superman helicopter (something he received last year from Aunt Amanda and "it broke and mom put in the trash and now (Palmer) needs a new one"), a dollhouse, a doll cradle, and a new scooter. (Note to self: Bethany, please bust out your real camera for Christmas morning next year. These iPhone photos are unacceptable.)
Samantha and I did our annual spread for Christmas dinner and she conquered the 2014 Southern Living cover cake this year. It was super tasty: peppermint chocolate chip!
Merry Christmas from our crazies to yours!
Posted by Bethany Jordan at 6:14 AM
Monday, December 19, 2016
After a period of time, he went upstairs and realized that Grace was freely roaming the place. He asked Grace what she was up to and she said, "wrapping presents..."
Little gal found my closet stash of all of the presents. At this point in the season, most presents are wrapped. She pulled out about six different small presents, unrolled all of the wrapping paper, had a field day with the scotch tape and ribbon, and tried to take the large rolls and wrap them around the smaller presents.
However, this morning I found one more piece of evidence: I didn't wrap a red reindeer lovey because I plan to put it at the top of Grace's stocking unwrapped so that it sticks out. When I was making her bed this morning, what did I find? A red reindeer lovey in her bed chilling out with the other loveys.
Posted by Bethany Jordan at 11:54 AM