Oli helped grandma set up the Nativity Scene by using the roof as a slide for the animals! We are grateful for Grandma and her example and for always bringing the spirit back into the room, even with our wild kiddos!
The kids have loved Santa this year. Especially Oliver. He thinks Santa is great and loves to say "Ho HO HO" just like Santa. We have been able to visit Santa a few times at the mall. We had one very indecisive 4 yr old. The first time she went she wanted an Ironing board and Iron, which is super funny to me considering I don't iron. Ever. The next time we saw Santa she told him she wanted a sewing machine. After lots of conversation about this one we decided she might need to wait a couple more years for a sewing machine. She finally decided on a digital Camera, so we visited him one last time in Christmas clothes. She told him she really wanted a camera and none of the other stuff! We also wrote him a letter and mailed it so that Santa wouldn't be confused by all the different requests. We figured to have it in writing would be the best bet!
I have loved teaching the kids about the true meaning of Christmas along with the pagan traditions. Oliver loves to find all the baby Jesus' in Nativities we see around the house and places we go. Cecily has learned about giving to others and even asked me the other day if she could go through all her toys and give some away to kids without toys. It melted my heart. She is such a sweet girl and really thoughtful!
We are now in California spending time with Kreg and Grandma, Grandpa, aunt Paige! Posts to come from our time here in CA!
Cecily convinced me to decorate for Christmas even though we are leaving in a week and wont be here for the big day. It was fun to do together and has been nice to have our home decorated a little to get us in the Christmas mood!
CC took out the lenses out of these sunglasses. She said she could finally see after all these years of being blind! ha ha silly girl. I'm sure glad cheapo glasses without lenses cured her blindness!
We are keeping busy with School for the kids 3 days a week, I am working at the gym 2 days a week and we fill the rest of our time with playing, going to the gym to workout, and getting ready for our upcoming trip to CA for the Holiday!!
Holidazzle Parade! We dressed warm (could have worn a few more layers) and sat on some random nice lady's twins blanket. The kids loved the lights, music, and the floats! We got hot chocolate and ginger bread men cookies from the Target people. It was a great family outing!