About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas is here!

We started decorating the house for Christmas on Sunday night. The girls were begging, but I had told them no because I still had to clean my house from the holidays. I didn't want to make a mess on top of another mess. And I was sorta tired lol While dh and I watched a movie in our room, they were busy. They surprised us by cleaning the whole front of the house spotless : D Of course, there WAS an ulterior motive, to decorate the tree, but how could I tell them no. We found an old fashioned Christmas station on XM radio and started doing the tree. I love all of the old holiday music. Like Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Elvis. It is what I grew up listening to, and it brings back fond memories. When I was a child, we had 4 big records that we would listen to continuously on a big cabinet record/8track player lol Anyone else remember those? They were the top of the line electronic equipment in the 70's lololol

This is our Nativity that we set up every year. I think this is the childrens' favorite decoration. This is the current configuration, it will change several times throughout the day. They love to move all of the figurines around : ) I remember playing with the Nativity under our tree when I was little. Baby Jesus was stuck in his manger on a nail : O I almost lost him a few times. I find it funny how my children love to do the same thing.

This morning I caught Samuel and Ava playing *store* with their play kitchen. Sam had turned the sink around to make it a service counter. I am not quite sure how sitting on top of the stove fits into playing store though ; )

They even took turns playing the salesperson.


cathy gaubert said...

i so know what you mean about mess on top of mess! the girls have begged for the decorations to come out, and they have, but nothing is actually "up" yet as so much needs to be taken "down" first.
how sweet are your two?! lily and eme do the same thing with their little kitchen, too. i adore yours...it looks so retro (and real)!

Tine said...

How sweet they cleaned so you could decorate :)
Those last pictures are priceless.. and the play-kitchen is beautiful :)

randi said...

Your kids were very motivated if they cleaned the house for you. Awesome!

The little storekeepers look like they are having a great time!

Angie said...

My kids love playing with our nativity too. I have had it for three years and every year at least one of the wisemen will lose a head before Christmas. (it's porcelain)
So, I found a kit to make a stuffed fabric nativity. I put mine on a shelf, complete with wisemen and their super-glue-ed-ness. :) And the kids have theirs to play with.

I love your Christmas header!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

I finally bought a nativity just for tha kids to play with! Somehow, the other day, it turned into Nativity meets Hot Wheels???

muralimanohar said...

We're doing our tree today...and nope, it doesn't start til this darn mess is gone!! :lol:

My Inspired Heart said...

I'm in mess on top of mess mode right now. I got up early to start on it, but alas I'm typing this,lol!

I love the old traditional Christmas music, too. It's the only kind I like. I always flip around on our 3 full-time Christmas channels in search of it when the pop versions come on ;)

The color of the little kitchen is great! Fun!