Sunday, November 13, 2011

So ally mentioned that the last 50 of my blog posts are about how cute my baby is. So I guess that means I should talk about something else instead of stating the obvious? Ha ha I kid.

Things are going good here at the stoddards. I am off track from school for three weeks (did I mentioned I love being a teacher?) and it's the beginning of Kingstons first holiday season (Jon mentioned yesterday that we should take Kingston to the lights at temple square and take a picture and make it a yearly hubs is cute).

I love the holidays! I'm almost ready to start listening to Celine Dion Christmas! It's going to be even more exciting when Kingston understands Christmas and I get to spoil him and blame it on Santa. Which reminds me of a sad story. So the other day at school one of my little ones was crying because another girl in class told her at recess that Santa wasn't real. I immediately told her that Santa does exist and she happily skipped away. I asked the little girl who said he wasn't real about it. She said her mom told her wasn't real because last year they didn't have presents and thought Santa forgot their house. Um how sad is that? She is six. I work in a low income area and it is hard seeing so many kids go without. It in turn makes me think of my own life and how blessed I have been. My Dad worked very hard and I can't remember ever going without something I needed not to mention things i thought i would die without (ie those dr martin sandals with the flower cut out). Then there's my hard working husband who is working hard to provide the same type of life for our son and future family. It puts things in perspective for me and makes me realize how incredibly blessed I am. I am so thankful. I hope that in any way I can I will be able to help those in need.

Onto other news, Jons sister, Allyson, is prego! So exciting to have another cousin for Kingston to play with soon :)

Okay well that's all for now...but before I go I of course will leave you with a pic of the babe...taken today while running errands with mama.