Monday, November 28, 2005

Monday morning November 28, 2005

Fewer than 30 days until the big day! There is a lot to do today. Jeremiah has school this morning and will leave around 8:30 but Makala has no school today. So she and I are going to get her Christmas shopping done!

Another mother and daughter experience and memories to be made. The other day when I told Makala we were going to shop and that she could buy presents for the "first family members" she said something that gave me a glimpse into the way she thinks. She thought by "First Family" I meant the older children, and not her and Jeremiah. It sort of broke my heart but it also gave me another chance to let her know that ALL of My Children are my first family! Then yesterday Jeremiah actually thought and asked mommy why the older children have a different daddy?

It amazes me how young kids start to ask these kinds of questions! It has become very clear that Jeremiah does not remember his past life but, he does seem to be aware that "ADOPTION" means something to his life and he has even said, "Me dopted" I guess at least he will always understand this and that it will not come as a surprise. I imagine that his adoption related issues will come later when he actually starts to understand what this really means.

Our Traditionally Modern Christmas is getting underway very quickly! I got both little ones holiday outfits and they are soooooo cute! I think that next weekend is already St. Nickolas and things are really going to ramp up and get hectic.

This week the goals are:
1) Finish all the house decorations.
2) Have a Thursday Tupperware Party here for the Neighbors during the day.
3) Finish shopping and packing the Boxes of gifts that need to be mailed.
4) Dress the Kids up and go get some pictures.
5) Clean the house very well.
6) Find a Rod and Curtains for the Living Room Window.
7) Check the Thrift Store for RED and Burgundy dinner napkins.
8) Dollar store for Wine Bottle Gift Bags and other Holiday related stuff for the party.
9) Write (by hand) the Christmas Cards and Print out the Party invitations.
10) Make a doctor appointment to deal with my back pain.

Well this is all for this morning! I sure hope my day goes well and that I am able to get a lot done.

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