Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas program and parties

Earlier in the month, Luke's preschool combined Donuts with Dad and the Christmas program all in one day. A good way to maximize the dads time up at school.

After their breakfast they proceeded to the church for the Christmas program. We enjoyed watching Luke in his first program. Although he sat and made faces like this for most of the program, it was still so cute to watch.

Little friend: "Hey Luke, what are we supposed to be doing? I forgot what comes next."
Luke: "I have no idea. I'm just trying to figure out why all these people are here looking at us."

A few weeks later Luke's class celebrated with a Christmas party which included Chick-fil-a for lunch, an edible Santa craft, a Christmas story and a book exchange.

Ready for the book exchange. Notice Sarah giving Luke a hug on the left side up against the wall.

She wasn't going to be left out of the fun!

Wednesday of this week, Jacob finished up at school. He is SO excited to have two weeks off! His class had a little party as well and he got to leave at 10:30 that day so he was a happy guy! They too made an edible snowman craft, made a picture frame, had a snack and listened to a Christmas book.

We LOVE Mrs. Naber

Snack time

Craft time

Great group of kiddos

Of all the things he has gotten for Christmas he remembers the Nerf gun, of all things. Go figure! Boys and their guns! Sigh!

On another note, I just love this picture of Luke playing with his Nativity set. Sweet boy!

And I just love this one of Luke laughing and Sarah being silly as usual.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Santa Picture 2011

I would say this year's Santa picture was a success!

I still can't get over the fact that Sarah isn't completely frightened of the big guy. At first she didn't want to go up to him but as soon as we brought the rocking horse over, she was all smiles! I think she forgot Santa was behind her. And you know I can't post a picture like this without taking a stroll down memory lane. So here goes...




And yes we skip '07 and '06 due to a scared kiddo...and on to 2005.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Kickoff

The weekend after Thanksgiving we spent getting the tree up, the house decorated and the outside lights up. It's officially Christmas time around here!

For some strange reason, I didn't get any pictures of the kids decorating our tree or the tree in their room. I was a little nervous about Sarah's reaction to the tree, ornaments and other decorations around the house. Well, I can say that we've only had one ornament break and the boy's tree has only come down once! Right on top of her, at that! I think she learned real quick not to try to pull the ornaments off again. Thankfully, she really hasn't messed with the tree in the living room.

That Saturday we headed over to the North Pole Express in Grapevine with our good friends, the Ewings. Fun was had by all!

Getting their tickets punched.

Patiently waiting for Santa to make his way.

Sarah was SO brave. She took the bell right from his hand but didn't take her eyes off of him!

What a difference a year can make- 2010

And what a difference two years can make. (I'm about 6 weeks pg with Sarah here)- 2009

This weekend our church had their annual Breakfast with St. Nicholas. Who can pass up chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, ham, potatoes, yogurt, orange juice and hot chocolate? And of course good ole St. Nick. Not us!

Sarah has warmed up to Santa quite nicely when she has seen him recently. I always try to point him out when we see him at the mall, on TV etc. She might not sit in his lap but she will stand close by and likes to give him a high five.

Stay tuned for more Christmas updates!