So, as a result of a whopper tantrum down the main street and a few other little incidents - I took a few steps away from doing something ultra special every day. Instead of doing things "Just Cause" - I started to do things as a reward for Macie being awesome.
Don't get me wrong. This darling little girl is awesome the majority of the time. She is funny, cheeky and confident. Sometimes all these attributes overflow to create a deadly combination - something we need to ensure that is reigned in at all times. One of the biggest rules in our house is that we all get rewarded for good things. We don't want our kids to be bratty and spoilted. We want them to be appreciative and loving. Such important qualities in life.
With saying that, there has been some serious Christmas Cheer going on in the cottage. A trip to town to do the Christmas Lights (Willsy was not impressed by this at all), Daycare Santa BBQs and recitals, trip to Toowoomba to visit the fam before Christmas, and obviously - Bruce is still a major part of the family too.
We have done lots of little activities over the past few days (photos courtesy of my iPhone)....
|A little wreath for Moo's door.|
|Moo's cheering squad at her little recital for Daycare. My kids are so damn lucky to have these gorgeous people in their lives.|
|Little Canvas' for gifts!|
|DIY Gingerbread Trains.|
|Cute Christmas Mobiles!|
|Thank god for the Husbo hiding Elf while I snore and drool on the couch!|
|Posting Santa Letters|
After a busy weekend away and another busy weekend/Christmas ahead of us - I have declared the cottage a hibernation zone. 2012 - as amazing as it has been - has crept up on us and we are exhausted. We are going to hang at home and recentre. Tomorrow we are going to be singing carols, making rum balls, Santa cookies and special snow globes. It's time to step back and appreciate my gorgeous little family in all their glory.
For they will only be little for such a short time.
|Bruce is totally busted like all the rest of us!|