November 8, 2011

this and that

It's early.  I didn't have a scheduled post for this morning.  So umm, ramblings...

::  The other day I was getting out snack for Ryann, and the following came out of my mouth:  "Why is there a penguin in the pantry?"  And then I laughed at the ridiculousness of that statement, and remembered a post that Melissa had written a little while back.  Funny stuff in there, you should read it.

::  Something miraculous happened.  Ryann woke up a little early on Sunday (5:45am thanks to daylight saving time).  And then?  Then she slept until 6:45am yesterday.  And today?  It is 6:30 and she is still asleep.  AMAZING.  I have no idea how this happened, but oh my word I am so happy.

::  Want to know something crazy?  I'm pretty sure the last five or six dinners I've made have been in the crockpot.  I can't remember the last time I cooked something (besides rice or scrambled eggs) on the stove.  And the only use my oven has seen is for baking.  It is amazing, and makes evenings go so much smoother in our house.  Unfortunately that reminds me I forgot to decide what I'm making for dinner tonight...

::  So I definitely don't start celebrating Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  No Christmas music or decorations for me until The Friday after.  But that doesn't mean I don't start thinking about it!  I've got a pinterest board up and running (although it should probably just be titled winter...), gathering fun little ideas.  I'm getting really excited :o).

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::  Speaking of Christmas, this year I really want to put together an advent calendar.  It would be a fun little tradition to start for our family.  My plan is to do something with little activity cards for each day, with things such as bake cookies, visit Santa Claus, make a gingerbread house, etc.  I figured not only is an advent calendar fun, but having this little list of activities will be like scheduling in holiday fun everyday.  But I'm still short on ideas, have any suggestions?  I also need to decide how I want to set it up...

::  We are having family pictures taken on Monday.  I have ZERO idea what we are all going to wear.  It is of course stressing me out a bit.  Oy.

::  Gotta go, the little one is awake.  Hope your day turns out to be a great one!

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6 comments:

Ashley@MarriedLane said...

I'm glad you didn't have a post scheduled - it was fun reading your ramblings! This morning my daughter woke up at 5:30 (she's all messed up thanks to daylight savings...) and I found her in the bathroom with my small vacuum cleaner. I was exhausted last night and forgot to drain the tub after her bath and caught her just before she decided to take a swim!

emily barkemeyer said...

Ramblings on ramblings:
Sometimes daylight savings is a blessing to little one's sleep patterns!

I have had a huge love affair with my crock pot ever since I have become a mother or 2. I am always shopping for a different size because the 3 different sizes that I have are just not enough! Trust me, it's the only way to go with kiddos that all of a sudden turn super needy the second I need to start dinner AND have a husband that never knows what time he is going to come home! I have the next two nights planned in the crockpot!

We were all at Target the other day and I caught Brett and Maggie at the Christmas CD display dancing around to Christmas music....sheesh!

We have family pics on Friday and I'm still panic shopping for outfits!

euregirlsandboys said...

I was only up for rambling today, too, and my rambles weren't as interesting as yours. I've been enjoying my holiday board on Pinterest even though I haven't been thinking about Christmas much yet. We wait until the day after Thanksgiving to really get into the spirit, too. And crockpot meals are wonderful time savers. I wish my baby were sleeping so well after daylight savings time.

Michelle said...

Don't know if you've seen this pin yet, but it's cool! http://pinterest.com/pin/180847741256158379/

It's kind of like opening a gift every day!

PS i agree with all the PP, ramblings are more interesting than you think!

Kelly said...

One of the days could be handprint/footprint holiday art. You can make reindeer with a foot and two handprints, little trees, each finger could be a reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh- there are so many fun ideas! Look on pinterest and you'll get carried away even more ;)

The Helpmeet said...

You could read a Christmas story one day, read the story of Jesus' birth from a children's Bible, decorate/put the topper on the Christmas tree, make ornaments out of paper that Ryann colors/paints, sing Christmas carols, go see the Nutcracker or some other kid-friendly show, watch a Christmas movie or cartoon...my list could go on and on...just a few ideas...