Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Days of Christmas: Day 6

Read Luke 2:1, 3-6—Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem? (Include coins in the advent box)
Activity: Ice Cream Party

Katelyn finished up her dinner last night at the Brick Oven (my birthday dinner) only to run to the bathroom and throw it back up! Needless to say, we spent the day hanging out at home, maybe the Dickens' Festival was too much for us recovering from the stomach flu. Zack had early morning church meetings so we all slept in except him who was at the church before 6am. Matthew and I were up at 7:30 but the other 4 made themselves known around 9:15am! Happy Birthday to me! I was able to complete Matthew's Christmas stocking today which turned out great. I posted the picture back on my previous post. Zack was pretty busy today as it is his month to conduct in our ward and fast Sundays he is in charge of the collection of fast offerings. He did finish up around 6 o'clock which is pretty good timing for him.

Stephanie, Tim and Jaerick made their way over with two dozen donuts and a gift (mixing/measuring bowls) shortly after Zack arrived home, great timing as Zack had totally spaced a birthday cake! I really wasn't interested in making my own. Cameron and Jennifer soon followed with their little ones. We let the kids play downstairs while the adults and babies visited upstairs. Later on, we had donuts and ice cream for everyone. After they left my parents and little brother TJ made their way over. My mom made me a birthday cake!!! She definitely knows about Zack's forgetfulness. They brought presents and visited for a little while. None of this was planned as you can tell from my attire! My kids were so hyped up on sugar by the time my parents came over they were bouncing off the walls! Eventually things settled down. Zack put the kids bedding back on their beds so they could sleep. I nursed Matthew and put him to bed and the day ends with me blogging, Zack asleep on the couch waiting for me to finish up and William conked out on the stairs! The rest of the kids are in bed asleep. Isn't that just how things go?!? Well I don't feel any different in my 30's as my 20's. I'm just a busy mom taking care of my crew and trying to get the most out of this life. Here's to my next 30 years!

1 comment:

Jed and Aubrey said...

Happy Birthday Alisha! You look great! Still loving your Christmas countdown ideas. We called last night to wish you a happy birthday. Sounds like it was a pretty eventful day. I love how you write, and enjoy seeing your kids be goofy :)
Thanks for everything, and Im glad you had a cake on your birthday- even if Zack didn't make it :)