Watch your mouth, mama!

Caroline is at the age where she soaks everything in.

Sometimes to my amazement — She’s been to several birthday parties lately and is very interested in birthday stuff — cake, presents, the song. At Ikea this week, she saw a toy and asked if that was for her birthday. I said, no. She then replied, “My birthday is in May.” I don’t know if I’ve ever explicitly told her that her birthday is in May, but she knows.

Sometimes to my chagrin — This afternoon, as I was staring at myself in the mirror, I wondered aloud, “Do I look pregnant yet or still just fat?” Caroline posed herself in the mirror beside me and said, “I’m fat.” Oh, I have to watch my mouth! I don’t want to create body image issues for my daughter.

Advent: Week One

Nightly:
candle — Hope

scripture — “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:36, 44 (NIV)

song — O Come, O Come Emmanuel

hang ornament on Advent Calendar

pray for person on Advent Chain (we’re making the ubiquitous Advent Ring, adding a family member’s or friend’s name on each link. As we remove each link, we’ll pray for that person.)

Storybook for week: The Christmas Story by Patricia Pingry

Activities for week:
— have picture made with Santa
— decorate tree
— make Texas Trash (Chex Mix)
— decorate ornament for our tree