Monday, December 19, 2011
Multitudes on Mondays...#211-220
211. Visits from my parents, even when they're too short.
212. Tylenol suppositories for little ones who are burning up with fever and can't keep oral medicine down.
213. Big Christmas gifts for my kids from their Nana and PaPa -- a pink and white "tea" table for Lucy, an art easel/table for Will.
214. The relationships that my kids have with their grandparents -- my poor Lucy was miserable most of the weekend but was clearly enjoying snuggle time with her PaPa; Will kept coming into the kitchen ("Nana, [where] are you?") for hugs and kisses from his Nana.
215. A recipe for "Creamy Scallop Bake" that I copied out of Paula Deen's new Southern Cookbook Bible -- a present for my mom. I adore sea scallops, so a Happy Christmas to me, to me!
216. The quietness and calm of getting back into routine on Monday morning.
217. Not one, but TWO coupons for Shutterfly.com -- thus a chance to get our Christmas cards ordered and shipped here in time to get them out and arrived at their destinations by Christmas Eve. (I was totally flailing on this and was in serious doubt I'd get it done, but a couple things came together and I'm so glad I can send out cards!)
218. TONS of new words from Will -- castle, umbrella, town(!) -- and a few *phrases* too -- "stand up," "big boy," "there you are!"
219. Finding "The Polar Express" on sale at Target for $7.99 -- a beloved favorite in my family.
220. Watching my children get caught up in the wonder and magic and beauty of Christmastime!