Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Charlie Brown Christmas!

All day yesterday I looked forward to going home for a new reason: watching tv with the family. Generally, Marc and I watch tv in the evening or rent a movie, but for the most part, Sydney doesn't watch a lot of tv. In fact, during the week, the tv is rarely on in the afternoon. Sometimes on the weekend she'll watch a cartoon here and there. We've never really encouraged sitting in front of the tv, but during the week there just isn't a lot of time for tv watching. When the weather is good, Sydney goes to the playground with Dad and I cook dinner. Now that the weather is yucky and cold, she just goofs around until dinner (puzzles, coloring or beating on her brother). Then, it is bath, stories and bed.

Last night was practically the same as any other night except Sydney got to stay up late AND watch 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.' It was so much fun. We popped popcorn and snuggled in front of the fireplace. We (Sydney and I) tried to stay awake for the second Charlie Brown special, but we couldn't do it. So, we headed to bed and Marc was left to snuggle with Madison. :)

Tonight is Family Story Night at the library. I'm going to take Sydney. I hope she'll enjoy it. Next time, it will be Daddy's turn. Boo! I live for this stuff. :) Daddy is the best at playing rough and goofing around. Mommy is the best at stories, "cooking class," and crafts (OH THE HORROR!). We're equally good at hugs, kisses and snuggling. Boy! These kids sure are lucky to have us and we are so very lucky to have them.


Ruhiyyih Rose said...

You ARE wonderful parents - it is no easy job either! So glad that you have those special moments together :)

Rach said...

Aren't those the BEST memories? :o) Syd will remember last night for years to come. :o)

Courtney said...

Taylor, Callee and I stayed up late last night watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" too. I paid for it in whining this morning though. It was sooo worth it so no complaining here.