Friday, December 12, 2008

Thankless job, but I love it!

Mondays and Fridays are my long days since I have both kids all by myself (Landon goes to Mother's Day tues, wed, and thurs), but I am determined to make the most of them because before I know it, they will both be in school. I am just lucky enough to be able to stay at home and be apart of these early years.

Well, today, I deserve to be Mom of the Day. Since Kennedy is such an angel and basically sleeps all day, Landon had my undivided attention from sun-up to sun-down. In the morning, we went through our ABCs, numbers and colors, read books, played outside for over an hour, made sugar cookies, and then had lunch. After a short nap and a quick shower for me, he was up again to decorate the cookies, play outside again, and then got ready to meet Lance for dinner. Then as a family, we went to a farm in Arcadia that had "Critter Christmas". It was fantastic!! The moon was bright and beautiful while the stars were everywhere. On this farm, they had a train, hayride, horse/pony rides, pictures with Santa, petting zoo, snow making, and a campfire. Really great place to take young ones and I highly recommend it!

I can't remember the last time I tried to make cookies using a cookie cutter and boy was it messy!!! The kitchen was actually pretty clean before this, and needless to say, I had to clean it TWICE today. But it was all worth it. Landon seemed to enjoy it...eating all the dough and candy, that is. Maybe that is why he had a hard time taking a nap!! ;)

I should be in bed right now after a great (but exhausting) day, but I just had to share my day and pictures (and it's the first time I could get on the computer!!). Being a parent is a thankless job, but I absolutely love it!

Waiting impatiently!

Here are a few pictures from the Critter Christmas: This is one from the train ride:

This is the pony ride that was actually pretty funny because the pony started to gallop at one time and I shouted, "He's only two years old!!!" when the operator wasn't hanging onto him. Luckily, Lance ran over to help out. I screamed so loud that it scared Kennedy so bad. Kinda scary for me, but Landon thought it was hilarious. As Lance would say, he has so much of me in him!!

Lance with Landon and his best buddy, Hayden Russell who came with us

1 comment:

Hannah Lee said...

I am so glad you guys had so much fun! I think we are going to go tonight! See you soon, girl!