Friday, December 21, 2012

The Oatmeal Rasin Cookie

This is a memory I shared with Pie Pie recently and she enjoyed it tremendously.
 The year Pie Pie was one we spent Christmas living with Daddy's family. Their names are Grammy and Grumpy. I did not choose their grandparent names. They were chosen long before I came into the family. I do, however, enjoy their unique names!
It was shortly after Christmas day and we were playing a card game together. Grumpy was looking for whatever cookies he could find and Pie Pie was just roaming around. The only cookies Grumpy could find were oatmeal raisin. He is not fond of raisins. He actually calls them bugs. He did want to eat some cookies, so he decided to pick the bugs out and just eat the cookie part. He would place the "bugs" on the end of the table and Pie Pie would snatch them off and eat them. I, of course, had a laugh about the whole situation. That's what I call sharing!
So, if you ever see a smile on my face while I am eating an oatmeal raisin cookie that is the reason why!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

From Grumpy Pants to Happy Sheep

Originally, just Pants was supposed to be in the Christmas play at our church, but in the end Pie Pie and I joined in too.The play was called Shepherds, Sheep and a Savior. It was a cute play with funky songs.
  The practices were pretty hard on Pants and she made it tough for us to get her to participate. The day before the actual performance, I couldn't get her to do much of anything! When the day of the performance arrived, she transformed into the best sheep ever!
She did everything she was supposed to do in the play with a great big smile on her face.
Pie Pie did an excellent job as a traveler. This is the role I played as well. We had to pretend the sheep were smelly and ignore the shepherds. My friend said we did such a good job (along with other travelers) that she could actually smell the stink! We even got a chance to go up on the stage at the end and help the rest of the cast sing.
There I am in the brown with the blue sash!
All of the other kids did great! I'm very happy that my kids could be a part of such a great program. This play reminded me that Jesus came for all of us even people that we might not view as important.

Luke 2:8-16

New International Version (NIV)
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More Books

I read most of these books a little while ago, but I haven't had a chance to post them on here. My current reads are Christmassy. There are certain books I love to read this time of year. Perhaps I will get to share them in a later post. Anyway, here are some of my recent reads on Nikki's List of Books!
Watership Down
by Richard Adams
This book is a great adventure story. It's about a group of male rabbits trying to find a new home. They have lots of trials in the search and when they do find a home, they realize there is no female rabbits. They decide they need some women, so the dangers start all over again. My favorite rabbit in the book is Bigwig. He is a tough fighter and knows what he wants. This is now my favorite in Nikki's List of Books. I would recommend this book to everyone!
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
This book is a story where you are basically thrown into the brain of a 15 year old boy, who is on his own, over the course of a couple of days. He sets off from school and heads to New York. A lot of unusual events happen. He drinks and smokes and does other things you would expect him to do on his own. The ending is rather abrupt as well. It was an interesting read. If you like a lot of curse words, you would love this book. I'd put it on your maybe list.
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This book is a love story. It was a rough start, but it gets very good. I actually started the book, put it down, read another book and came back to this book. The second time it was much better. I really got into the mysterious Gatsby. It's set in the 20's, so there are lots of fabulous parties. These parties are all planned with the hopes of reuniting with a lost love. Will the Great Gatsby find his love? I recommend this book to everyone.
What should I read next?