The boys got this monstrous hockey table from Grandma Ann....ok, who does Adam think he is fooling here?!?!? Notice HE is playing and Tyler isn't!
Tyler enjoying some new games for his PSP....me enjoying staring at him
I am so mad at myself because I did not get one picture while my sister was here later that night....let's just say that Aunt Ashley created some "shock and awe" in the McManus house when she gave all three kiddos a Wii for Christmas!!! For real!!! And I do not even have one picture of them playing it yet! And it would have nothing at all to do with the fact that I
have the sorest arms and shoulders can't get off of it long enough to photograph my poor children and their fabulous new Wii! What did I get??? Let's see...don't forget that I got the Rebel for Christmas...just opened it early so that I could take half decent Christmas photos....my kids picked the coolest things for me (Adam takes them every year and lets them pick regardless of what it is)...Maggie got me a beautiful blue and silver necklace....Tyler picked out a really cool recipe box for me...I really needed one!....and Aidan...oh my...he picked me the most adorable wooden rocker horse with a Santa on it....and it just melts my heart the thought of him looking at that and saying, "Mom would like this"....ahh I love them so much it hurts sometimes you know???!?!?! And I too got a gift card for a mom and Maggie shopping date that we enjoyed New Years Eve at Coolsprings! Maggie was so excited...this was our first year to do this....but it will NOT be our last....it is now a McManus Must for sure! We ate Chinese together in the Food Court and shopped till we dropped....I was so proud that she kept up with her balance in order to have enough for a Bible she had seen at Lifeway the week before. We even had a little talk over lunch regarding Santa....it seems we had been slipping and saying that we got things that Santa had apparently been from Santa....the night before, we were at Target and Adam said...Is this where you got the boys hockey cards...and of course not thinking, I say "Yep!"...I immediately see her wheels turning but I was NOT prepared for what came next...."I don't think Santa is real is he?" Oh dear! I panicked....and lied! Ughh!!! I felt horrible all night long and talked to Adam about it later....the unspoken rule in our house has been that if they ask, we will not lie to them...that's how it played out with Tyler...but he was 10 and she is just 8 so I wasn't expecting it so soon....man is she a smart cookie or what?...so at lunch I came clean with her and told her that I was sorry for lying to her....she seemed relieved to know....but a bit disappointed in knowing cause she said it was fun and magical to believe that he actually came to our house. Gosh, this growing up thing never gets any easier it seems! :-)
Can you believe it is 2009?!?! I started thinking last night...this year, Tyler will become a teenager.....Maggie will be 9....Aidan will be turning 7....and Adam and I will celebrate our 10 years of marriage in February! Wow....what an exciting year already! And it seems to just keep getting better folks....my God is always up to something and I am always ok with that! I am NOT however gonna share in this particular post....nope, this is way to big people! It deserves to have a post all itself! Keep your radar up...it's coming soon....and I promise you....THIS IS HUGE!!!! :-)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! MAY HE RICHLY BLESS THE LIVES OF EACH OF YOU!!!
" And whatever I do, may it always bring glory to you"