Monday, December 19, 2011

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, December 19, 2011

Outside my window...  still dark.

I am thinking...  what a whirlwind of a week we've just had!  All good, but kind of crazy.  Pics coming soon.

I am thankful for...  the kids' Christmas program last night.  Fun.  Low-key.  No stress.  All the kids, from preschool to high school, do their part.  And how cute are the little toddlers in their white angel outfits, with tinsel in their hair?  Or little curly shepherds' beards?  And hearing Luke 2 read by boys and girls in a motley collection of bathrobes?  Now that's what I call a good Christmas program :D

I am praying for...  peace and joy :D

I am wearing...  jeans, white mock-T, black and white and red snowflake sweater.

I am creating...  hmmm, working towards the peace and joy!

I am going...  to get Wyatt going on some school work, and to make cookies with the other two.  Yes, we are on break, but somebody has let himself get behind in science and history.  And yes, I know we're homeschoolers and flexible and all that, but I don't want procrastination to take root and flourish.

I am reading...  still finishing The Sign of the Beaver, and also reading Christmas books every night, as is our tradition.  We have a lot of Christmas traditions.  If you're interested, I've put links to them under the tab, above.

I am remembering...  Christmas 2008, when we had a LOT of snow.  So much snow we couldn't drive up Grandpa and Grandma's driveway, and hiked up, pulling presents on plastic toboggans, as Grandpa shuttled us up on a borrowed ATV.  The boys keep hoping for a repeat!

From the learning rooms...  just Wyatt, plugging away.

From the kitchen...  a few more cookies, and (probably) meatballs for dinner.

Around the house...  happy, happy, happy Christmas things.

Something I want to remember for later...  we had a crowd here on Saturday.  A fun crowd.  My dad's side of the family.  I put a Sharpie out by the (plastic) cold-drink cups so everyone could write their name on theirs.  (Yes, we do that.)  Grandma asked Gunnar to get her some juice, and he labeled her cup, "best grandma ever".  Yep.

On my mind...  am I missing anything???  Because it seems like maybe I can relax.

Noticing that...  my boys... I love them... but they talk All. The.  Time.

Pondering these words...  

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men.

One of my favorite things...  feeling ready.

A few plans for the rest of the week...  ironically, a few appointments for the boys.  Check ups, etc.

Here is a picture I am sharing...  

The elves, heading out on a Cookie Mission.


Felicity said...

Oh boy, my kids talk all the time too... and yes, I love them all to bits, but sometimes my ears get tired!

Love the elves! :-))

Choate Family said...

Those are some cute elves you've got workin' for you! Do you hire them out?

melanie said...

Aww ~ "Best Grandma Ever" ~ Love that!

And wowsa, that's some GREEN grass your boys are standing on!

Merry Christmas, Grasshoppers!

The dB family said...

Now THOSE are cute elves!! I have a boy that talks non stop too. I like it because I always know what's going on.


Gramma Grasshopper said...

Just need to make one little correction - it was Tater who got me my drink - and labeled my cup so graciously. It WAS a great time.....both Sat. with ALL the family, and Sunday at the Chapel Christmas Program.