Life gets crazy in December.
I just have to plan on that.
Even though we work hard not to overload our kids with activities and events, there are just so many things going on this time of year that we are absolutely kept on our toes. With six kids running around this place, even if they each only have one or two things going on it really adds up especially when you top the mix with family activities and ward fun. It can be a little bit hectic, but we do our best to make sure everyone has time to enjoy things.
Here is some of what we've been up to this past week.
Basketball practices and games for two of our boys.
School chorus concerts.
Making rice crispy treat coal for a fund raiser (I LOVE how this stuff looks, so fun).
Children's weirdness...it's just a given (of course there is plenty of adult weirdness too, where else would they learn it?).
Trips to the zoo (on cloudy days it is the best because no one else is there and the animals are often very active).
Packages in the mail. Ok, make that singular, package in the mail. After a mess we had to order Aubrey a new flute and she was pretty thrilled when it arrived.
Musical theater concerts at the Festival of Trees, several ward parties, the Cultural Celebration Center and the Dicken's Festival...and many more to come.
Mostly this is what I look like lately as I shuttle kids here, there and everywhere.
And this is what I miss, lots of relaxed moments soggy with sleep. Oh, wouldn't that be lovely (this moment courtesy of Ellie who is all knotted in the blankets of her ladybug bed).
December gets crazy, for sure, but I love the thrill on the faces of my sweethearts as we circle the wagons and chat about our adventures every day. It is great to see their smiling eyes and exultant smiles as they explore all the fun of the season. Even if it gets a little wild sometimes, I wouldn't trade it.