Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Wishlists

It really is NOT necessary to buy the kiddos any gifts for Christmas. We want to teach them to love Christmas for the traditions, Advent, the story of Jesus, and special time with family.

BUT, some of you have been asking, and a FEW little tangible gifties never really hurt anyone, right? Please keep in mind that toys/books can be 'new to them' and enjoyed just as much as if they were actually 'new'.

Bubba: (I have plenty of Matchbox Cars.)

White Socks (I wear size 10 shoes)
A footy sleeper (I wear size 4 or 5) (RCVD)
STAR WARS LEGOS! (The little sets)
The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West (Used copy is just fine!)
Binoca-lurs [Binoculars] (G.Pa...were you going to give me some?)(RCVD)
Tool Belt (I don't know it yet but I'm getting a real toolset from Mommy and Daddy.)
A pinata (This isn't Mama approved, but it's what he said!)
Addition Songs CD by Kathy Troxel

Sissy: (I have plenty of stuffed aminals.)

SIGG Kids' Water Bottle (REI, Vitamin Cottage, Amazon) - "Please buy me a girly one!"
Board books (RCVD)
Signing Time DVDs (I already have Baby Signing Time #1)
Dress up clothes (RCVD)
A soft squishy baby doll. (RCVD)
A coat. (RCVD)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Overheard during Homeschool

During Math Time.

Mama: Bubba, which is taller? The oven or the refrigerator?



[Guess we'll have to work on spelling next.]

Overheard in the Office

Bubba: Hey Mom. What're you getting me for Christmas?


Bubba: Dooonnnn't teeeellll mmmmmeeeeeeeeee.

Overheard at Storytime

Bubba and Dada were talking about the snow.

Dada: You can pray and ask God to make it snow.


Bubba, with eyes closed: God, will you please snow it?

Overheard in the Car

Dada: Bubba, what's better to have in your heart? JESUS or a Mini Cooper?



Saturday, December 13, 2008

Real Toys

I broke down and bought a NEW toy and even paid shipping! It's a Fisher Price Nativity Play Set. They do like it and are often overheard fighting over Baby Jesus.

But I digress.

Here's what I found after some particularly exuberant yelling and laughing.

Which would explain this: The cardboard box's induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Friday, December 05, 2008