Monday, December 28, 2009

Guess who's lost her 1st TOOTH!

We were in line to check out at Walmart - and Nora said LOOK MOMMA - and I looked down and her tooth was the loosest I've ever seen it! I was just sure we were gonna loose it in the checkout!

Thankfully she left it alone and less than 10 minutes later it was out! (my dad lives very close to Walmart)

and she didn't even have to wait on the tooth fairy! We tapped it to a hot pink post it sized card and when she went to show Papaw, he already had a dollar waiting for her!

of course she's already been thinking of this for a while and plans to write the tooth fairy a note and ask her if she can keep her first tooth - since it was the first tooth she ever had... and first one she ever lost... also she's putting in a request for "FIVE COINS" b/c she's 5 years old. ;)

How exciting, first Santa found us in KY and now the tooth fairy! She will have lots to share when she goes back to school. I'm almost certain she's the first 5 year old in her class to loose a tooth! ;) and look what's peeking in... the new one grew up behind it a few weeks ago.

My baby is not a baby anymore. :( & :)

LEGOS from Uncle Barry!

Guess what the girls and I had fun doing today....

Building our very first Fire Station and Fire Trucks!

You can see my dad in the background - he really enjoyed watching ;)

Nora enjoyed helping me to "follow the directions" to build it and was a great helper at finding all the parts... but Olivia really was the one who loved playing and manipulating the fire men and trucks. She played and played for over an hour! ;)

Come on MOM - stop taking photos and play with me!

Thank you Uncle Barry for the Lego's for Christmas! They are right up Olivia's alley... I'm sure Paul Thomas will enjoy them too - but for the first time playing with them he was still nappin.

Love from Kentucky!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas at Dad & Clara's

Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone!

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.

It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas pass it on if you wish.'

Happy Christmas!

Taken of all of us tonight after Christmas Eve Mass. Happy Christmas to you and yours from all of us - here in Kentucky! ;)

Take Your Pick

Well we tried to get a family Christmas photo of us this year... At the Bridge City Story Time a friend of mine brought her camera and sat with us for about 5 minuites and took nearly 135 photos one after another to try and capture a good photo... and these are the best of those 135.

You can take your pick on which you think is your favorite of us. haha

Merry Christmas to all of our family & friends!