Monday, November 12, 2007

Busy, busy bees...

We've been busy bees around the house the last few days. We got all the leaves in the yard raked and bagged. Thank goodness for the garbage company who picks them up at the end of the driveway! Owen loved being outside while Morgan raked and then when we were bagging. He is a little outdoorsman!

I also spent some major time in my craft room cleaning. I had piles of things that need sorting and filing and other things that needed new homes. I cleaned off my magnet board and put up some new pictures too. My drawers got labeled and rearranged. And the floor is cleaned up! It feels so much better in there. I can function to a certain extent with the messiness but I like order even in there!
Tonight I got this new Making Memories Holiday Idea book. There are lots of fun projects in there to inspire me to do some new decorating for the Holidays. I've been wondering how we will decorate and still have things been Owen Proof too! He wasn't walking last Christmas so we didn't have too much trouble keeping him away from the tree. This year he's sure to be into everything he can get his hands on. Today he got into the "sin" cabinet where Morgan keeps his liquor and I keep some chocolate! He went straight for the Hershey's Kisses and a bottle of Irish Creme!

This is the Christmas Journal I've started working on. I'm not sure what I'm going to put in it yet. I've printed an Advent Devotional Guide from one of the local seminary schools also. I want to do something to help me be purposeful and reflective during the Christmas Season. I love Christmas but it always seems to get stressful and overwhelming.

Today was another nice day. Temps in the 50's. So Owen and I went outside to play in the yard. He has gotten pretty good at running and not falling down. The ground is a bit uneven in places and he would trip and fall a lot a few weeks ago but now he seems to have been balance. I had to put the camera in action mode, run away from him and then turn and shoot to get this! He loves the camera but mostly to play with not necessarily to have his picture taken! Although he is a good smiler!

7 comments:

Lynn said...

The raking of the leaves, we have not even started that yet. The trees are still pretty loaded with leaves. I like to wait as long as possible. More are only going to fall off and that means I have to do it all over again. I say just do it once and get it all done with at that time. Neighbors hate me, lol.

Owen looks adorable as always! He sure does love being outside. My kids also. Its hard to have them cooped up inside in the winter. This winter he will make you crazy since he is constantly on the go now. I remember those days.

BonnieRose said...

love your new journal.. and your sb space looks awesome!

Sarah C. said...

The photo of your son running is so cute! What a beautiful big smile he has. :) I like your idea about the Advent Devotional Guide. The Christmas season often gets to hectic and chaotic leaving us little time to reflex on the true reason.

~Sarah

toners said...

Great photos! And doesn't it feel great to have your scrapping space nice and clean....I had one of those days a couple of months ago! LOL! Your little guy is just adorable :)

Theresa said...

So jealous of the work you've got finished this week, haven't accomplished a thing here! Wanna come to Kentucky and rake my leaves?

Tina said...

Cute pictures! I want to check out the Making Memories book also, they always have good ideas.

Micki said...

Ok now THAT is a great lil smile!