Monday, December 31, 2012

It's New Year's Eve.

Another year has incredibly come to a close.

I am terrified of the coming year......my oldest will be four in January and my youngest two.  And they have suddenly grown oh so much that I think -gosh how much more will they grow this new year? and how is it that Maya is nearing kindergarten already?

Yes I feel time slipping out of my hands and many a time I feel like I haven't accomplished anything with my kids.  That I haven't parented them at all - like they just ran wild without direction from me or Dave.  It is terrifying thinking about this.....and yet I know we did do sooooooo many things and taught our kids lots.

So I embrace this new coming year with a focus on sharing, taking turns, waiting and respect.  I am quite excited about it all because its the first time I decided to find a parenting focus for the year.

Hopefully, I will also give you, monthly updates so we can all see together any progress we might be doing.

While I am still at home nursing my flu turned infection, I wish you all a safe and joyous journey into 2013!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Capturing moments

Here are a selection of pics taken this Autumn.
Valletta fountain- November

A walk after school - November

Learning about Advent through drawing - December

The cousins- last week just before they started their new adventure in the UK

Nature - Saturday

Nature - Saturday

Nature- Saturday

Looking inside wells- Saturday

Sunset- Saturday

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Advent

Because I want my kids to learn and appreciate our Roman Catholic Church more than I have ever done so far, I try and incorporate traditions in our daily lives that include the Church.  So at the moment we are observing Advent - the coming of Christ.

We are doing this by having an Advent Wreath which we are lighting every week, an advent calendar which tells the story of Jesus rather than having sweets and stuff not essential for this feast and by drawing on our
Advent colouring book.

I am enjoying these just as much as the kids as I really am learning and appreciating our religion more.  However, I woke up this week to the fact that I am teaching the kids about it but I am not observing it myself.  This is an omission I decided to rectify not only for me but also for my babes who learn by copying.

You might be wondering what I haven't been doing..... well Advent should be a small Lent and so I will start fasting as from tomorrow.  It is also a time where we should pray more and that has been unfortunately lacking recently.  It is also a time of almsgiving - helping out those in need.


May this post inspire you to do the same.

Many blessings!

Monday, December 31, 2012

It's New Year's Eve.

Another year has incredibly come to a close.

I am terrified of the coming year......my oldest will be four in January and my youngest two.  And they have suddenly grown oh so much that I think -gosh how much more will they grow this new year? and how is it that Maya is nearing kindergarten already?

Yes I feel time slipping out of my hands and many a time I feel like I haven't accomplished anything with my kids.  That I haven't parented them at all - like they just ran wild without direction from me or Dave.  It is terrifying thinking about this.....and yet I know we did do sooooooo many things and taught our kids lots.

So I embrace this new coming year with a focus on sharing, taking turns, waiting and respect.  I am quite excited about it all because its the first time I decided to find a parenting focus for the year.

Hopefully, I will also give you, monthly updates so we can all see together any progress we might be doing.

While I am still at home nursing my flu turned infection, I wish you all a safe and joyous journey into 2013!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Capturing moments

Here are a selection of pics taken this Autumn.
Valletta fountain- November

A walk after school - November

Learning about Advent through drawing - December

The cousins- last week just before they started their new adventure in the UK

Nature - Saturday

Nature - Saturday

Nature- Saturday

Looking inside wells- Saturday

Sunset- Saturday

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Advent

Because I want my kids to learn and appreciate our Roman Catholic Church more than I have ever done so far, I try and incorporate traditions in our daily lives that include the Church.  So at the moment we are observing Advent - the coming of Christ.

We are doing this by having an Advent Wreath which we are lighting every week, an advent calendar which tells the story of Jesus rather than having sweets and stuff not essential for this feast and by drawing on our
Advent colouring book.

I am enjoying these just as much as the kids as I really am learning and appreciating our religion more.  However, I woke up this week to the fact that I am teaching the kids about it but I am not observing it myself.  This is an omission I decided to rectify not only for me but also for my babes who learn by copying.

You might be wondering what I haven't been doing..... well Advent should be a small Lent and so I will start fasting as from tomorrow.  It is also a time where we should pray more and that has been unfortunately lacking recently.  It is also a time of almsgiving - helping out those in need.


May this post inspire you to do the same.

Many blessings!