Family traditions

Family traditions

Sunday, November 30, 2008

thanksgiving top 10

10-no school!!

9- grandma and grandpa made their bi-annual stop here in idaho for thanksgiving!

8-healthy kids: not for thanksgiving but by the end of vacation they are breathing easy

7-better then sex cake: it came by request it's good to know i can make one yummy dessert

6-sleeping in i didn't get up before 7:30 for the last 5 days! yeah that's sleeping in

5-festival of trees: this is becoming an awesome family tradition we especially enjoy the talking Christmas tree

4-phase 10: and as always grandma tried to cheat!

3-making Christmas present: last year my sewing machines started making an awful noise i got it out to have my grandma look at it and no noise, thus i don't need a new one for Christmas so i might get diamond earrings.

2-cutting down a Christmas tree: saturday morning we climbed in the car drove up past idaho city and cut down trees for the families in boise

1-a hot date with my hubby: yummy fajitas

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

quite time

I've said many times that i think stay at home moms are amazing i mean i would love to have that privilege however i don't. anyhow one thing that i do believe strongly in is quiet time. a time during the day where children relax take a nap, read a book, play quietly. mostly for sanity purposes of the mother namely ME! well the babysitter doesn't have a quiet time so the weekends are a little difficult but regardless there is some quiet time on saturday and sunday. today there is no school and thus quiet time. i thought we'll do this early so there will be time to play later. plus the fact that my ninos are sick a little down time would be good for them. hmm yeah well that started at 12:30 it's not 3:45 and well it hasn't been to quiet or relaxing.
such is life i guess
somedays i wish someone would give me a quiet time and leave me alone.

Monday, November 24, 2008

home sick

not me but little brother! we've got an appointment today to make sure it's nothing major i mean more major then what i think it is RSV! but that could turn to pneumonia or bronchitis. anyhow little brother is a joy to hang out with he relaxing and watching tv. he's a complete cuddle bug. however big sister is another story altogether she insists on sneaking around getting into things (jewelry boxes, candy jars, refrigerator,etc) well she finally found something to occupy her time she put on a yard sale in her room but now doesn't want to clean it up! we've got things flying around the room not the first time this week she's been throwing fits major, it's so frustrating, books flying, she's told me that she's asking santa for a new mom, punching, knocking over chairs.
so i've been doing my research trying to figure out how to be a better mom so this stops happening, turns out i'm doing what i should and it's normal for her to push buttons at this moment i'm sure if i asked my mom or grandmother they would tell me she need a good beating, however that doesn't really work with big sister! not that i'm a fan of beating my child.
so any suggestions!
just more hugs i guess!

Friday, November 21, 2008


i've been blogging for days but mostly just complaining about one thing or the other. administrators who don't really understand all that a kindergartners need to learn in the few hours they are in my classroom a day. big sisters radical temper tantrums that i was sure we had concurred an ex husband who i really can't understand blah blah blah the list goes on but i'll stop there because i didn't post my whining blogs this week and don't want to start now!! i just have to send my love out to women everywhere who are facing all the challenges that come along with life!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How big sister gets my attention

Mom !
Mrs. Christiansen !!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

my favorite day

i love this day! i love to be able to honor this nations veternans! it just makes me happy!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Feeding five!

good morning!! we had the cousins over last night. it was quite an adventure this morning! unfortunately they are getting picked up before church that would be fun.