Wishing you a very very merry Christmas from the McDonald Family!!
I had every intention of printing a Christmas card, but it wasn't in the cards this year. Instead... you get a whole Christmas post instead. Yes, a whole post where I get to brag about my children- shocking deviation from all of my "usual" posts.
My friend and I did a photo swap to get our Christmas card photos ready to go. I took pictures of her family and then she manned the camera for mine. It was POURING rain the day we decided to do it. Despite all of the ruined hair-dos. I still love the pics.
The peopl on the ships.
by Jensen McDonald
I was on Juprdr frst
Oh no mor peopl ar kumen
O the ar my friens
I thot you giz wer alens
Thar ar to mene frens on juprdr
I want to go bak
Bi Bi See you next tim.
The best part of his books are his illustrations. This particular book had solar systems on each page with multiple space ships. He has a thing for rockets and space ships. I want to save all of his books. I am not big on saving his "crafts," but these books are priceless.
Elvis: Miss passionate and nurturer extraordinaire. She is sensitive and fiery but is the sweetest girlie girl I know. One thing about Ellie that is so unique to her is how much she
loves her younger siblings. Her life would be entirely different with
out her two babies to take care of. Honestly I don't know what she
would do all day without them. I am in awe of her dedication and
attention she pays to them both. Barbies and coloring often get put on
the back burner because she is busy "teaching" Mia and Sam new things.
Sam is constantly in a "fort" or a "cart" and she dresses Mia and tries
to brush her hair- although Mia protests her hair getting done by
anyone. She is also a cute little reader and likes to memorize
everything so she can read it really fast. She has been taking dance
all year and for the last few months has been in a musical theater class
that she loves. She is a little performer by nature and if it involves
dancing or singing on a stage she can't wait.
Ellie also loves to cook- and eat! She is always making a snack, or cooking something to give to someone. Often her creations involve a mass production of something super sticky covered in sprinkles. She can't keep her hands off the sprinkles. She reassures me that it is "OK" because she is making something special for either a family member or one of her friends. I don't mind most of the time, but I had to start drawing a line with ice cream toppings and syrups. I don't mind cleaning out the fridge, but I also don't look forward to it. She loves to watch cooking shows, and watches intently and usually has comments like, "mom, I want to be a really good cooker!!" when shes done watching.
Mommy- Is pretty much doing the same ol' same ol' she has been doing for the past couple years. Mostly being a mommy, but doing a little selling stuff here and there, keeping the car biz flowing, dabbles in photography (mostly because she can't stop taking pictures of her own children to save her life,) loves her calling, and unsuccessfully recommits every weekend to exercise the following week :-) Something slightly different this year was her completion of a mini nutcracker performance. She didn't do the dancing...Ellie did the dancing, mommy did the orchestrating. More on this eventually.
Merry Merry Christmas to you all!