Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Fun

Yesterday was the last day of school for the girls.  We had a little snow, the first snow of the season, so when we got home they of course had to go play in it and it totally reminded me of the Frosty cartoon at the beginning when the kids get out of school for Christmas vacation and of course there's lots of snow, because in the movies/TV there is always snow around Christmas.

Then last night we were setting up to have a family sleepover in the living room by the Christmas tree and I got to thinking that it is all almost over.  Last weekend we had our Sunday School class's Christmas party on Saturday and the girls' singing program at church on Sunday, then their school party was yesterday.  The only thing left is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in a mere few days and then it'll all be over.  I'm always a little sad when it's over but I'm also always excited to make a fresh start at the new year.

Anyway, I've been really bad about blogging but here's a quick rundown of what we've been up to the last few weeks.

We changed things up a bit this year and instead of going to our town's annual tree lighting ceremony and seeing Santa there (outside during 15ish degree weather), we went to Bellevue Square instead.

Since the girls have every other Friday off school, we decided that a Thursday night would be perfect for going to Snowflake Lane.  Still busy but not quite as bad as a weekend.







As I mentioned, last Sunday was there Christmas program at church.  Paul's parents came up for it and we had a big ham dinner first then went to the show.  We had a good view of Olivia but Kayley was obscured by other kids.  She's behind the boy in the white shirt with black stripes.

 
Olivia did so good--singing the whole time and doing all the hand motions.  She wasn't the least bit shy.  I couldn't see Kayley as well but I think she did pretty good, too, but she is a little more shy than Olivia.
 
 
In front of the tree before we left
 
 


The girls had a playdate at a friend's house a few days ago where they all made little gingerbread houses.




And yesterday was their class party and I made reindeer and snowman cake pops for all the kids.  They didn't turn out as good as the cat ones for their birthday but the kids still liked them.



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