Sunday, December 2, 2012

Odds and Ends

Have you ever had one of those days where there just seem to be a lot of odds and ends? It was one of those days when all the odds and ends had a connection though, so here is a mini- break-down of our day.
  • Yesterday's surprise gift of a bow and arrow ("just like Merida") pulled us out of bed this morning at 4:30 a.m. Abby was just way too excited to play with it, which meant she would not be distracted by a mom who just wanted to sleep. Therefore, I ended up having my "Sunday nap" at 7 a.m., when most people are still in bed. 
  • I was woken from the above mentioned nap by a little girl shaking me and saying, "Wake up, Mom. It's time for church! Let's go!" Although I was still a bit foggy, I was very pleased indeed that she is always so excited to go to church and Sunday School.
    She's at it again!
  • One reason she loves Sunday School so much, is that it gives her an opportunity to perform. As they all sang, who was on the stage with a microphone?....Abby was.
  • It was while she was in the nursery that she made a paper pizza with Mrs. Smith. This required us to make a real pizza once we got home...she wouldn't take "no" for an answer.
  • Once again though, that bow and arrow got in the way. It seemed that just when the pizza was ready she was required to defend the family against the "Demon Bear Mor Du" - so by the time she at it, it was cold.
  • Speaking of cold.....It was while Jason was installing a new light fixture that Abby requested some pudding for a snack. She seemed to think it would be just fine to smear it all over herself, so I got out the cloth to wipe her down. That's when she got cold and requested a bath.
  • All warm and clean from her bath she requested dinner. (Which by now it was about 4 p.m. - a perfect time when you consider when her day started.) When she was finished with her hot dog she made sure to tell me that the "syrup" (a.k.a. ketchup) was "so good" - um, okay....
  • You know what else is "so good"?....her coloring....at least she thinks so. She was so impressed with the pages upon pages of black coloring that she did, that she told me she wanted to show her teacher. She was working hard, I did notice that. Then again, I couldn't help but notice that, since she kept telling me about all the "work" she had to do.
  • Finally, finally, all that work wore her out, and by 6 p.m. she was requesting books to read and bedtime. I was good with that, and so, after a few books with Mom, and a few books with Dad, she wanted Mom back to close the deal.
  • She was sleeping within mere minutes of finishing "Good Night, Moon". 
The poor thing was tuckered out.
In other news...Ellie took it upon herself to help decorate
the tree last night. You always need a few paper chains to
complete the look of a good family tree, don't you think?

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