Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Tug at my heartstrings

Today is Saturday... it's not often that I get my kids to help clean- I mean really clean- the house. So when Cameron volunteerd to clean the downstairs bathroom, I didn't hesitate! First off, he is a boy, and I didn't think boys/guys did that! Secondly, the fact that I didn't have to scream at him or bribe him to do such a task about made me faint! Not only did he willingly volunteer, but he was cheerful all the while cleaning it!
The tender moment that I will (at least I hope) remember always was when I was in the family room folding laundry- he didn't know I was in there- and I heard Cameron start singing while he was scrubbing the toilet. The song... I'm not sure the name of it, but the words are as follows:

I often go walking through meadows of clover,
And I gather armfuls of blossoms of (something, I can't remember)
I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over,
Dear mother these flowers remind me of you.

Sniff... sniff... isn't he sweet!! My little boy is growing up and he loves me! I won't think too deeply about the fact that he was singing that as he was scrubbing a toilet! I'll just take it for what it sounded like... an angelic little voice telling me he loved me!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Craft

Okay folks, here it is... the extent of my craftiness. I don't sew, I don't paint, so I bake and decorate. I planned on doing a lot more gingerbread things ( a house, a tree...) but this dang train took waaaay to long as it was. I baked and frosted, Mitch helped assemble, and the kids placed the candies. And tonight (Jan. 2) it will be destroyed... sigh!

Full view of the train... complete with licorice track!
The Engine- the cattle plow was my idea!
The Coal Car- filled with "coal"

The Lumber Car- covered in snow

The Caboose- complete with ticket man

Okay so it's not my finest decorating, but it was a fun- filled family activity and that's what counts! Bon' Appetite!