We had a very busy day - it started with a trip to the Photo Studio to get Nate's 2 year photos done as well as to do some Photos with Santa (AKA as my husband hahaha). We had about an hour to spare so we came back home and the boys all played while I made my "Fancy Green Beans" for dinner.
Dinner was wonderful - my mother-in-law cooked a big Picnic Ham along with Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows, Garlic mashed Potatoes and Gravy, made by my brother-in-law, Craig. She also made some type of "Fluff Stuff" but I didn't taste that. We also had a great spinach salad that my niece made. For dessert there was Strawberry Rhubarb pie, Dump Cake, Cake Balls, and other fun snacks.
Other then that, we just all sat around and chatted, played games, or just relaxed. The boys were fantastic. I don't know about you, but some days I think that I must be a complete failure as my kids mom because they do NOTHING that I'm trying to teach them. HA So, when we go out for a day like we did on Saturday, and I can sit back and watch them play together, be courteous, clean-up and obey everything we ask of them, I realize that I AM getting through to them and at home, it is just different. Here are a few pictures from our day. (I must confess, I took very few photos - which is unlike me - I guess I was just too relaxed :-) )
On the way home from the party, we got to look at Christmas lights and Josh loved it. I would say "Look More Tissmass!!" Then we would be on a stretch of road with no houses and he would ask "Where is all the Tissmass?". We even drove through a town that had tons of lights up and a large Nativity set up - he loved it all.
The boys got to do something new on Sunday - check out these photos:
Can you guess what it is? They had their first candy canes! Nate inhaled his one crunchy bite after another where Josh ate about half of his and then said "it is sticky" and handed it over to me. HA!
One last little story - today, Josh tattled for the first time. I've been working with both boys, but especially Josh, on the concept of obeying. Today, Josh walked into the living room and told me "Eat (Nate) playing with water. He is not obeying" LOL And guess what HE WAS RIGHT! Now, if only I could get Josh to obey all the time - it would be a success :-)
I hope that each of you are enjoying this Christmas season! My big projects this week are to put the finishing touches on a birthday party for our soon to be 2 year old and to make Christmas Cookies!