So it's that time of year again. We love Christmas time around here, but I do have to admit that it's rather stressful for Mama at times, lol! This year Tristen only has two things on his wish list: the Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash racetrack, and the Lego Harry Potter game for his Nintendo DS. Rebecka wants a Baby All Gone and the Littlest Pet Shop game for her "to play on Tristen's Nintendo DS." Little does she know that we ordered her a DS of her own, and yes, it's pink ;) I found almost everything on walmart.com, but the Baby All Gone and the Hot Wheels racetrack were out of stock, so I had to hope that I could find them in one of the stores. We met my mom and her husband this morning, and they took the kids to pick out new winter coats (their old ones were getting a bit short in the arms, lol) while I went to the toy department. I managed to find both of the things I was looking for, and they are in the back of my van as I type this. Now I just have to trek down the hill to get them. Yeah, not really looking forward to that...
I have to admit, I got my Christmas present early this year. He will be four weeks old tomorrow, and he's still just as cute as he was on day one :) I love all my kids equally and dearly, but oh how I love the newborn stage! I'm soaking it up; I know it will be gone all too soon. God has truly blessed me with a wonderful family. Yes, we have our challenges, but I wouldn't trade it for the world :)
Speaking of blessings, I have the awesome opportunity to be a blessing to another family. I've made no secret of the fact that I have been pumping and freezing my excess milk, looking to donate it to an infant in need. Well, I have found one :) His mom is getting ready to send me the insulated boxes I'll be using to ship the frozen milk. She is supposed to send me a picture soon. I'll be asking her permission to put it on here, as well as my Facebook. Hopefully I'll be able to share more details, but even if I'm not, it's still a wonderful feeling to know that I'll be able to help another mama provide for her child :)
Seriously, who could ask for a better Christmas present than that? :)