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!


The Andersons said...

Sounds like fun shoveling the snow. And ya next time make Larry do it. later Thomas

Melissa Basua said...

Happy Happy birthday to my sweet lovable Lauren! We all need to do something cause I miss you all!!

Darla Mae said...

Lauren what a sweetheart. She always has a special place in my heart.

Sweetarita said...

Happy late birthday Lauren!! We were thinking of you that day!! I told you the snow thing would wear off!! Although I do love to have it for Christmas.

Read my blog for one of my new traditions that I am starting this year but another one that we do is we have a Manger(that I made-lol-dad is so proud)and when the kids so acts of service they get to put some straw in the manger to prepare for Jesus' birth. There is a story that goes along with it too called "The last straw". I told it this year using my own families names. The kids all thought that was great!! The goal is to have it full by Christmas eve and in the morning baby jesus is born and laying in the manger.
Can't wait to see you !!