Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas at 5

WOW! Life is crazy for The Erickson Five these days! We are really enjoying A, E, and K this holiday season. They have so much excitement and wonder in them. They are loving having Sparkle living with us and it is a good reminder to be nice to each other and kind and this goes for the Mom and Dad too! They love to open their Advent calendars everyday and they will not eat the chocolate until I read the bible verse that goes with it.
Last week we went shopping for some gifts and they had a blast picking out presents for some of their friends. Tonight, A and E spent a long time color their teachers pictures to give them for Christmas and then we watched this home video of them when they were 2 and we all laughed so hard we cried! It felt great and was so much fun. It is hard to remember them so small but I loved watching this to remind me how far we have come and how quickly time is passing! Nothing has ever made me want to stop time more than being a parent. I like the quote "The days are long but the years are short"! So true some days.
As we are quickly approaching the birthday of Baby Jesus, I am reminded again of the short years as it truly feels like it was just yesterday that we celebrated Jesus birthday. Three five year olds at Christmas is a blast. They have love in their hearts and excitement and wonder on their faces.
The Erickson Five is on the verge of a big move (literally) and as bittersweet as it is to move from our awesome neighborhood, we are excited and hopeful that we will settle quickly in our new dwellings and start making many fun new memories in our new home. I pray that our kids will adjust and thrive during this time of transition. We Thank God for our friends and family who are so willing to help us out this holiday season with moving and celebrating. Wish us luck this week and please keep us in your prayers! God Bless!

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