Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Through the eyes of a child

It has been a winter wonderland here in White Salmon ever since Sunday.
Church was cancelled, schools were 2 hours late on Monday and her Iam with no Christmas shopping done,My pipes froze on Monday, The ceramic studio that we painted coffee mugs for grandparents double charged me and screwed up my account and Iam broke and $0.68 in the hole. To make matters worse we have no milk,bread, ect. As I was driving home from takeing Jayson to school today , Grayce looked out her wind and said with her innocent little 1 year old voice " Momma.I swing!"
And I told her "Honey, we can't go swing today because it is to snowy."
The rest of the drive home I was thinking to myself. When the world is bustling and swirling around us we tend to forgett the little joys in life. Like swinging on the swings to a toddler, or playing in the snow to my 6 year old. So my point is that even though we get bogged down in lifes many swamps and snow storms ( no pun intended) , Let us remember the simple joys in life that make it alot more pleasant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Elephant in the Room

Have you ever gone some where and felt like the third wheel even if you were invited. Well thats what happened to me last night at a nieghbors birthday party. It was Ethans birthday and we were invited over for cake and festivities, so were our Nieghbors Kristy and Sam. Any way, Jayson and Ethan were playing about and the adults where talking, and Natalie the 10 year old decided that she should be part of the conversation. Maybe Iam mean and evil but I don't think that kids should try to but into adult conversations. When it is none of there buisness. You can call me what you like but I thought it was rude. I hope my followers understand what I mean .
I dunno it just seems like Jayson and I were the odd ones out. Sam was helping Natalie with her guitar and Kristy and Olympia where talking about other stuff and I dunno has this ever happened to any one else?
Maybe Iam just mean or wierd.

Monday, December 8, 2008

They Grow up so fast

This weekend was a kind of lazy hang out with the family weekend for us. It was great. Sometimes in this crazy busy bustling world you have to slow down and reconnect with those who love you. A few snuggle sessions here and there. =0) It was a weekend of realixing for me of how fast Jayson and Grayce have grown. For example.. at church on Sunday I was just watching Grayce run around and interact with people and kids her age and it kinda felt wierd that she didn't need old mom's help to run and play and steal candy canes of the tree. She was just amazeing laughing and running around and just haveing a blast. Mind you she is only almost 20 months ( on Dec 12) She was watching Blues Clues and shouting and pointing " A Clue!" " A Clue!" This time last year she was trying to figure out the whole idea of wrapping paper and how do you get it off to get whats inside? =0)
My son who is six is no sloth either. On the way home from Kid Sense on Friday I was quizing him on math problems like " I have 7 balls and I have 8 friends who want to play with a ball.. How many more balls do I need?" He with out hesitation would say 1! Like he was just waiting for mom to finish fast enough so he could blurt it out. As I dropped him off at school I asked him do you want me to come in with you? Jayson said with out hesitation " No thanks Mom , I can do it!" =0) I watched him walk into the school and the front of it looked so big and this little 4 ft boy walk up to the door and with out moments hesitation opened it and walked in. They are so amazeing. I have spent 6 years trying to protect him from foods and things that he is allergic or things that will make all of his other medical problems flare up and this little 6 year old looks me in the eye and say s " I got it Mom!" I guess at some point we have to let go and trust that God will be with them and we need not to worry. Now if we could just get him to clean his room. =)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Good Morning

Good morning and welcome to another look into the life of the Millers. We are just kinda crawling out of bed( the kids that is) Mom has already been up to shower, make Dads lunch and send him off to work. Grayce is still sick with a cough makes her get sick but only once, and it is usally at night time. Wierd .. Iam calling the doctor today. Tomorrow is payday and I can finally start my Christmas decorating,bakeing,shopping and all that fun stuff. I love it all especially putting up the nativity scene and the tree. It really shows what Christmas is all about the birth of my Lord and Savior and my family. This year is going to be a handmade Christmas. We are makeing a simple quilt for my aunt Ruth who's name we drew out of the hat at Thanksgiving and Jay and Grayce are makeing and Painting coffee mugs for the Grandparents. I loved Christmas as a child but now I think I have more fun staying up late with my hubby (Jay) on Christmas Eve and Wrapping gifts ( because we usally are last minute shoppers) and then the look on our kids faces as they unwrap their gifts with grins and squeals with delight. ( unless it is clothes or underwear) Remember that when you where a kid? Well I gott to go and get Jayson off to school !
Take Care and Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sleep... What is that?

Well day one of my diet bombed, I feel to the cold,crisp,sweet temptation of a pepsi, that my hubby bought. I guess I can not be to hard on myself today is a new day and I can start a new. Iam on my third cup of coffee and starting to emerge from my sleep deprived kids up and down all night long fog,as I am stareing down a mountain of dirty laundry and dishes. Do you ever wish that we had the power of Genie ( from I dream of Genie) with just a twitch of our nose and all would be well. Jayson Jr. had a flare up last night of emotions and we had to weather the storm and calm him down with the compression technique or as we like to call it ( hug the Huge stuffed dog ) He suffers from Sensory disorder issues,OCD,ADHD,Food allergies 5 to be exact, cold urtcaria,eczema and other things. I love him with all my heart but sometimes I wish I could wave my magic wand and all his ailments would be gone. He is still an amazeing kid! He is super smart, His teacher says that he has a photographic memory and he is great at math,science,sports . He is also a fantastic artist. Iam not just saying that because he is my kid.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hello Friends

Well I have finally done it!! I have joined the rest of the world and became a blogger. =0) I was reading some of my friends and I thought " why not!" Today is December 1st and I have started a diet that my dietician put me on , not because I need to for medical sake. Just because I want to get healthier and lose some weight. I have done well so far today. But it doesn't help looking at Serena's blog site with the Cupcakes on it. I am sure with alot of support ( hint,hint) and prayer I can do it. I also have to be sure to forgive myself when I don't follow it and eat junk. My husband Jayson says that he will go on a diet just as soon as Jan 1st 2009 hits , because he has High blood pressure. He said he wants to enjoy all the Holiday goodies and not feel guilt.
I am at home with a sick Grayce today. I feel so bad when she is sick because she can't really express what she feels in words ,due to the fact that she is 19 months. I need all you crafty peoples help. I want to make gift baskets or boxes for my names and or friends and the only really things I can think of to put in them is goodies. Any suggestions? Since I stay at home with my kiddos, I have rediscovered my love for bakeing and cooking. Let me know if you have any Ideas!