Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Highlights II

Dancin around the Christmas Tree!... We decorated our tree right after Thanksgiving. It's sometimes a dreaded chore, but always turns out to be a fun night, especially treating ourselves to hot chocolate when we're done and listening to Christmas music. The kids enjoyed hanging the candy canes and finding their favorite ornament and Trev was the lucky one to add the star. Lovin this time of year!

The girls ready for their Holiday Party at school. I couldn't be there, but they told me all about it. They had a great time!

I came later to volunteer in art, I love seeing there faces light up when I come... Secrets in art class. They're drawing their family portrait, supposedly :). Cute little artists.

Trevor's Holiday program. They sang all kinds of Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa songs, then invited the parents to sing along. Good job "TT" (double T) & 4th graders! (Trevor's on the front left)


Just what I wanted for Christmas! Sage resting under Grandma's & Grandpa's Christmas tree. We spent Christmas Eve at my mom's. It was a little stressful at first, but was a special night. After dinner we had a small talent show, sang carols, and the kids participated in the Nativity (so cute!) They enjoyed it, especially the Nativity, then were excited to get home and get to bed, couldn't blame them. Thanks Mom & Dad!

Stockings overflowing, somebody must have been nice!


Christmas morning...



The power went out for a few hours so the boys couldn't play their new Wii games. The girls didn't mind at all and were happy to have their brothers play Mousetrap with them. It seemed like an old fashion Christmas with no electricity and no phone, kinda nice. Wish we could stay in our jammies all day ;) It was a low key and simple Christmas this year compared to recent years. We were happy to see the joy and gratitude our kids showed for everything. We have so much to be grateful for!

Then off to Paul's mom's to celebrate the rest of the day. They also put on a nice spread and spoiled our kids with 20 golden dollars each hidden in a stocking full of treats (Uncle Mike's addition). My parents gave the girls a pretty Mulan barbie and cute fuzzy jackets, rubiks cubes and remote control helicopters for the boys, and dinner and movie passes for us. So thoughtful! We appreciate family and friends at this time of year, especially to celebrate the birth of Christ with our loved ones.

Wishing everyone a "Happy New Year!"

5 comments:

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Dianne,
How do you do those picture collages? They save so much space. Do you mind sharing your secret?

Your Christmas seems like it was lovely. It's nice to have uninterrupted family time. Happy New Year!

Taufiq Husain said...

Your kids are really cute. Awww.

Crystal's Digipages said...

So cute! I love the photo of Sage under the Christmas tree!

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