Monday, December 03, 2007

Happy Birthday, Lauren!

It is our darling girl's third birthday! She is such a cutie, I can hardly stand it! I took her to the doctor for her check-up, and she was so cute and shy, and always leaning her head toward me to cuddle me. She loves to keep up with her brothers, but she is still such a mother hen. She got a doll and stroller, highchair, carseat, etc. She (and her brothers) cannot get enough of it all. I can't believe I didn't get this stuff sooner--Sarah would have been much less mauled!

It snowed on Friday night--just in time for December! So, the snow novice that I am, I decided to shovel the driveway and sidewalk. YIKES!!!!! Almost two hours later, I was done and sore like I couldn't believe! I am still sore, but I think the novelty of shoveling has definitely worn off. I think I will let Larry do it next time. He's got lots of experience, right? :)

We had Papa O and Mama J to stay for about 5 minutes last week. It is so much fun to have my parents here--they do all sorts of fun things (like fix things around the house--thanks Dad!--and make meals and birthday cakes--thanks Mom!), and I always love to see my kids follow their grandparents around the house. You'd think my parents would get sick of the parade following behind them, but they are so patient and loving! Thanks for coming--come again SOON!!!

As Christmas approaches, I am interested in hearing about YOUR traditions with your families. As long as I can remember, my family has made gingerbread houses. Maybe we love it so much because we are candy-aholics. Who knows? Anyway, let me know what you do! I would love to add some new traditions to our repertoire. Thanks in advance!