Friday, December 3, 2010

22 days and counting

Summer changed the Christmas countdown calendar to 22 days this morning. She is ready for her elf to get here. He won't be here until there are only 12 days until Christmas left. Lucky for us, she didn't get one of those mischievous elves. We surely don't need any extra messes around here anyway. Her elf brings her a gift everyday for 12 days. I know she is going to be very excited to see him. She's already told me we need to get some more jellybeans for him. He eats them everyday. Well, really she will eat them, but we pretend they are for him. Her friend Gavin, who she had a play date with the other day, has already got his elf for the season. She got to hear about some of his antics when they were decorating gingerbread pops last weekend. I think the kids loved eating the cookies and icing the best, but they also had fun putting the little candies on the cookies. Yesterday, Summer and my dad decorated a gingerbread house. They did a great job, and it looks great on our counter top.

We have been decorating all week it seems like. Monday we decorated the condo. Tuesday we did the trees at the lake house. Yesterday, she was asking to do more decorating, but we are all out of ornaments to go on the tree, well almost. ;) Maybe we will hang more lights around the house or make a few more things to go on the tree. Nothing spells fun like homemade ornaments. :) The sand dollars we found in Tybee have almost all been painted and are hanging on the tree. She really enjoyed painting those although hers are painted with a single color and then gone over with a glitter paint. Nothing too artsy, but there are still a few left to do.

There are 6 days until her next CT. It's next Thursday for all you non-counters. I am not too anxious about it, but I'd be lying if I said that I don't think about it and worry at times. It's like her life is on the line. And, that sucks! Parents should never have to have these thoughts about their kids. But, they do. Every day. I know I am not alone. There are so many sick and hurt people in the world today, but it's just part of life. Although it is not always easy, the best thing to do is to accept what you get and make the best of it. And, that's what we do.


Kristi said...

I love this time of year. So magical, especially to see it through the eyes of children. Decorating, cookie eating, family. It's a special time, and most especially because we remember Christ and how He loves us and gives us strength through trials. Praying that strength surrounds you and your family as you wait for the next exam.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Summer. Glad the MRI was clear! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless