Friday, December 17, 2010

Posing with Daddy before our night out.

Grandma Karen and Grandpa Bob took us to Stage West to see Rudolph

Getting Grandma's camera.

Concentrating on taking a picture.

Being a ham.

Sam the Snowman and Mrs. Claus

Rudolph- he was pretty silly.

Clarice- she had a beautiful voice.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Alyssa all dressed up and ready to go to her Christmas concert at preschool. She was thrilled that I made her hair curly by putting it in hot rollers. 
The 6 little Angels of the Nativity Play.

I couldn't get everyone into one picture. But there was a little lamb, Mary, Joseph, three stars, 2 shepards, 6 angels, 3 wiseman (and a partridge in a pear tree-haha)  One of the teachers read out the story and they came out in their groups as their part was read. Once they were all up there Aly's friend on the left said "What kind of play is this? We don't get to do anything!" Not many people heard her but I was sure laughing.

After their Nativity play they sang "Away in a Manger" "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" "Rudolph" "Jingle Bells" "Ring the Bells" "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

This is "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" and the kids swing their arms. They were all going opposite directions and I am amazed none of the kids got injured. haha.

Alyssa was happy to pose for pictures all dressed up.

Emerson, not so much

Last week we put up and decorated our Christmas tree. Travis and I re-arranged the living room after much discussion and I think it turned out really well.  The kids were really good helping trim the tree, we just had to keep reminding Emerson to put ornaments on different branches.  Next up... wrapping some presents to put under the tree. Alyssa and Emerson can hardly wait!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Alyssa and Emerson pretend to be different animals, mostly horses and kitty cats.  Aly had drawn on Emers before and I didn't think she'd do it again... but she did... so I had to get it on camera.

"No more pictures Mommy!"
Nana April's work had a Christmas party at the zoo this year. We were invited to go along to meet Santa and stay for zoolights.

Aly took this picture of Travis

Santa was so great taking the time to really chat with all the kids.

Building Igloos with Nana and Daddy

Playing snowman bowling

Trying to get a family picture but the kids did not want to cooperate

But they would get a pic with Nana

The music and lights to the Hippopotamus song was great!

A few really neat ice carvings

The weather was perfect, just a little chilly but no wind