Saturday, December 01, 2012
We found out yesterday that we are having another baby BOY!! Adam and I were both thinking that it was a girl...probably because it has been five years since we've had a girl and it just seemed like it was time for another. :) But it is most definitely a boy (he was not shy!) and we are excited. :)
1. Work on my girls' dresses. I am almost finished smocking Abigail's dress. I have a few more roses to do, and then I need to go back and do all of the petals on the roses. That should not take long. I am hoping to get Esther's dress cut out and pleated sometime next week and at some point I need to start putting Abigail's dress together.
2. Get most if not all of our Christmas gifts bought and mailed (or wrapped and ready to hand out) by the last week of November. I have one more gift card to buy today, but everything else it bought and some are wrapped. I plan to finish the wrapping this afternoon and drop two things off at the post office. I have almost all of our immediate family shopping done as well. I have one more thing to pick up for Adam and one more online order to place. It feels great to have this almost completely done!
3. Sit down and do piano with my three oldest children at least three days a week. I sat down with them three days and they practiced on their own one day. They are really enjoying it! Before I had children I taught piano and never really enjoyed it. I figured it would be easier to teach my own children since I can make them practice, but I really don't have to! Sometimes I do need to remind them, but they enjoy practicing and most of the time they come to me asking if they can, which is really nice!
Here are my childrens' goals.
Target practice with his bow and arrow for 15 minutes three days a week. Joshua practiced shooting his bow and arrow only twice last week, but for about 30 minutes each time. He has really enjoyed his goal this month and is always reminding me that he needs to do it.
Learn how to make at least 4 different recipes independently. Abigail has not made a new recipe yet this week, but we plan to do some Christmas baking this afternoon and I have one picked out for her to do herself.
Posted by Laura at 8:55 AM