Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Woffords go see Santa in 30' weather...

Tonight we ventured to a local outdoor shopping area for the annual tree lighting, dinner and Santa. It was so cold but we stayed long enough to hear the carolers, see the tree lit up and then went to dinner. Once our tummy's were fool we went back out to the bookstore. Mommy and Daddy had to bribe the kids with books as we always forget to bring cash to these functions. They had crafts and face painting but it was all for cash and we only had plastic but the bribery worked and the kids were happy with books. After we got warm and Mommy had her hot coffee we ventured back out in the Arctic air to stand in line for Santa. The kids had so much fun and it was so neat to see Reese. She has a cold but as soon as she sat on Santa's lap, her face lit up. This is a totally different response than last years screaming. Have I told you how much I love the Christmas season...minus it being this cold. I forgot my camera but Mike captured Santa on his iPhone.

Gavin thinking hard about what he wants for Christmas?

Zach telling Santa he wants a hamster...thank goodness Santa cannot bring hamsters to Virginia.

Reese elated to be able to tell Santa "I want a baby"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A snowy beautiful day..

When I woke this morning we saw snow. It was so pretty and the boys were so excited. I love to see the kids faces of excitement over the littlest things in life. It brings back so many fond memories. I also posted a picture of the boys from last night passed out in my bed. I am posting a short post as I went out with clients tonight and had a steak and wine and am feeling pretty tired. My run in the morning sounds tiresome but I must continue especially since I decided to also partake in desert tonight. Have a good night!

The kids decorated the whole tree-I have definitely let go of my perfectionist personality. I noticed after we decorated the tree it has a slight tilt at the top. Oh well, it looks beautiful.

The boys sleeping in my bed last night. We did succeed in carrying them to their bed with no one waking up.

Winter wonderland outside our house.

Our car views.. It did not last long but it was pretty.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Christmas Pageant

I am so excited as the boys will be in there first Christmas play in a couple of weeks. The boys will be the carolers in the The Christmas pageant which is a production at our church. Zach is super excited and I am not sure yet about Gavin but Mommy is pumped. I love Christmas and my boys will be singing Christmas tunes that I love. They are singing either 4 or 5 songs which one is Away in a Manger, O Come, O Come Emanuel, I know a rose tree springing and It came upon a Midnight clear. I will surely post a live feed. Of course, they asked for parent participation and I am working on costumes. I first was a little worried and told my seamstress sister she would be helping if I was asked to sew costumes but I was spared and only have to direct, help with fitting and maybe some minor hemming. Unfortunately, I have no pictures to post but maybe I can get the kids to sing you a song and post it this week. Zach is always up for this. Reese thanks she is in the play as well, so maybe I will have her be my little mini seamstress. She has become such a big girl. On a positive note, our Urologist visit went great this week. Reese's kidneys look great!!! Please, continue to pray with us that she will not have to be catheterized and continue to show great signs of potty training. He was actually positive this time as Mike and I had prepared ourselves for anything. She was a trooper and did not have to do the euro dynamic study which she hates. We will see him in 6 more months. I continue to reflect about how blessed we are. I see other kids that have so many more issues and am thankful that God has blessed us. I know we can deal with anything handed to us and this has only made Mike and I stronger as parents.
Time to go to bed as both the boys are in my bed. Mommy was a wimp and they were complaining the rain was waking them up so I offered up our bed. Mike and I may be sleeping in the twin beds tonight....