I have many titles including but not limited to momma, wife, friend, daughter, sister, cook, house keeper, Physician Assistant. All of my jobs keep me rather busy. In my spare time I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking, gardening, bike riding and keeping up with friends and family.
Sydney is our 6 year old "baby girl". She is full of energy and has a huge appetite for life. She loves being outdoors, especially helping her daddy in the yard, loves reading (or should I say being read to), sings constantly, and is a huge fan of arts/crafts and projects. Syd adores her little brother and is so sweet to him. She is always ready to help momma in the kitchen. Sydney is an absolute joy and will always be our "baby girl".
Griffin Sawyer is our 3 year old "little man". He is so content and always has a smile. He is very attached to his momma but loves daddy and big sis. We cannot remember what life was like before Griffin and we are thankful for him.
I am just curious how you do things at your house with Christmas gifts. I was driving home the other night and was listening to KLOVE and a woman shared that her kids get four gifts: 1 gift they want, 1 gift they need, 1 thing to wear and 1 thing to read! I thought this was so neat. Bill and I are in agreement about Christmas- we try to keep it simple and put more of the focus on the real meaning of Christmas versus the gifts and all the commercialism. We still buy our kids gifts but we stay within our budget and also try not to set this huge expectation of piles of presents. We also talk about Santa and his reindeer but more than that we talk about the birth of Jesus and the gift of his life. Our kids still end of opening plenty of presents because they have generous grandparents and also neighbors (that sometimes act like grandparents and spoil our kids). We enjoy the season thoroughly and love all the decorating, baking, Christmas crafts, singing songs, being involved in charities, Christmas festivities and more. As the kids get older I am sure it will be harder because they will be influenced more by other kids and also television but for now they are very happy and recognize that we are very blessed. Do you have a set number of gifts or a set dollar amount? Just curious.