December 12, 2005

O Tannenbaum

Here is our Christmas tree, yes I know, it is a thing of beauty. We put the tree up on Saturday, but I put the finishing touches on it today. Joe has been great with the tree, he takes the ornaments off and brings them to me. After he hands me the ornament he says, "Thank-you," and runs away to retrieve more ornaments. This goes on pretty much all day and

I love looking at the tree, with all of our little snowmen and family ornaments, it looks like us.

Tonight I took the boys to Friendly's for dinner. They do fundraisers where they donate 15% of your bill to the school of your choice and we went in support of John's school. We had a lot of fun and the place was jam packed with CCS families and teachers. We ate until we wanted to barf and than left for home. On the way home we looked at all of the beautiful Christmas lights and talked about the joy that they bring. I love hearing the things that the boys say and the way that their minds work.

This morning I took Jeremy to the State Theatre in New Brunswick where we saw a production of Eric Carle's The Hungry Little Caterpillar and other stories. It was put on by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia and it was absolutely wonderful!! Click on that link to get their tour schedule and to meet Eric Carle himself, you will not be disappointed if you decide to attend.

The best part of the morning was Jeremy and I were together and we really enjoyed the show as well as each other's company. He is really maturing! Last time we went to a show he was antsy and fidgeting a lot. Today he was engrossed in the show and was really enjoying himself. I had tears in my eyes as I realized that he is on his way to becoming a little man. (big sigh)

Where does the time go?


Jules said...

Isn't it bittersweet? So many times each day I am reminded of how my babies are growing up, and I feel proud and sad at the same time.

It's nice that you got to spend some time with Jeremy. I was just reminded by my own kids how much they crave that one-on-one time with mom & dad! Samantha was having a hard day with her brothers and she asked me, through her tears, if we could have a girls day out soon. I promised her we would!

Jersey Girl said...

Nice tree. Did you notice that the picture behind the tree is crooked?

sleeplessinoklahoma said...

Beautiful tree! Even though I boycott trees in my own home, I do love to look at them (paradoxal, right?).
What a wonderful day with Jeremy. It seems that he is really blooming being your only homeschooler...& with the one on one with you. It is hard to be the middle kid. Sometimes, very unintentionally, they just seem to get lost in the shuffle. Bless you for recognizing Jeremy's need. He is a blessed little man to have you as his Mom.
Take care & have a blessed Christmas season.

CMB said...

Gorgeous tree! That is so sweet you and Jeremy had a mom & son date. I know exactly what you mean - I've been crying a lot lately. David is just growing up SO fast. When we were in Disney and he met the Power Rangers, I was balling! He was so excited that I got chills. I am SO weird. Sons are the best - they love their Moms so much. As I know you know.

Carrie said...

My daughter just turned nine - she's my oldest - and I can't believe it! I'm already seeing some of the "crying for no reason" behavior that we women experience on a regular basis. It just goes too fast! BTW, your tree is beautiful.

momyblogR said...

"Where does the time go?" I have NO idea. Ugh!

Your Mom is hysterical. The picture! LOL!

RANDI said...

Where does the time go? Yikes, I don't know! Helping my daughter pick colleges and fill out applications feels like a dream to me--just yesterday she was collectin Pound Puppies and listening to the Donut Man!!! (sigh...)