Wednesday, November 15, 2006

It's Fort time

She I said fort time not fart time. Who do you think I am? Okay so I would talk about farts but not today. The other night Chris was working late, again, and Taylor was asking for him so I thought that night would be the perfect night to make a fort. Taylor was so excited about it. She didn't really want me to go in it but she really wanted QuinQuin to play in it with her. Although he didn't really care for the fort. Pictures to follow.
On another note, has anybody else noticed how Christmas has becoming so much about the gifts? Don't get me wrong, I do like gifts, especially giving them. Why is everyone so focused on getting the most expensive gift or the most gifts? Are we forgetting what Christmas is really about? The birth of Jesus. I'm not trying to preach because I know that I am one of those who can't wait to buy the perfect gift for everyone. I must be getting older because I am just really excited about seeing my brothers and sister-in-law. The gifts are nice, but the time spent with family is so much better. We have a lot of traditions in our family and I can't wait to do those things. I've been thinking a lot about this and felt the need to get it off my chest. I hope everyone has a great Christmas season and takes the time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

Now I will leave you with some fort pictures.

Come on QuinQuin come in my fort.

Don't go QuinQuin.


--Nathan-- said...

dont you mean kite?

Miranda said...

Isabelle is into "monster tents" that she builds with Travis. It's basically a fort but Daddy pretends to be a monster. lol!
I hear ya about the gifts. I could care less about them...I just love the family, food, traditions, etc. I also love to see the kids open their gifts. It's all about the kids for us.

Heather & Lowell said...

These last few years it's been more about the things we need that we get each other for Christmas!

Last year instead of buying gifts, Lo & I went through world vision and got our parents something from there - my mom got a duck!

I'd rather give things to people who actually need necessities. I also decided to do it b/c when I have kids I don't want them to think it's all about the gifts either but about others and so I don't think we'll even get our kids more than 1 gift for Christmas & birthdays. And maybe even make it a tradition to give a gift through world vision. If the emphasis on gifts and materialism isn't there, then I think they won't care so much about it. that's my view on it anyway. I could be wrong, we'll see when I have kids & they get influenced by society! (but I hope they don't)

GP Jenn said...

I agree, I don't care about the gifts anymore. There is so much more to Christmas. Quintin and taylor look like they are having a great time.

kristen said...

An important question remains: any fort farting?

Kris said...

I was actually thinking about Christmas & gifts the other day. Even though the only things I want are a digital camera (which I wouldn't expect to get), underwear, and toiletries (e.g. shaving cream), I still think Christmas wouldn't be the same w/o getting some presents. Having said that, if Christmas was just getting presents that wouldn't be the same either. I guess I still really enjoy the whole package.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that the reason Taylor didn't want you to come in the fort wasn't so that she could strangle QuinQuin?

As always, your kids are adorable!


Char said...

Where are you? I miss you blogs.

Char said...

That would be "your blogs". I miss you too though.