Before I load my Christmas pictures I'm determined to catch up with last week! I just don't want to leave out this stuff... (this is like our family journal!)
Jack had Gingerbread House making at his preschool on Tuesday of last week. We helped them stick their graham crackers to their milk cartons with icing to get started.... They were going to decorate the next day......
Well... the ants had another idea!! They had a feast that night and probably went into sugar shock! So on Wednesday we had to start from scratch. Take 2!! Since we didn't have time for the icing to dry...we came up with a great plan! Hot glued the crackers to the carton, then they decorated to their heart's content :-)
Thursday was FULL of preschool fun!! We started the day with Snacks with Santa at Jack's school. They had a little program that included dance and tumbling this year. It was so cute. This video is of Jack doing his summersault. (He's the one in the red vest)
Here's a clip from Jingle Bells... he does real good ringing the bell :-)
After the program the kids got to make different crafts. He picked this one first. I have NO idea why?!? Could it be the GREEN icing with candy?!?
Then we rushed off to Hailey's school to have Christmas Lunch with her! Let me tell you just how good this food was!! I was thinking like school lunch, but no... it was amazing! My mom and Darren joined us but I was so busy eating I totally forgot to take pictures. We took Hailey out of school early and had a fun afternoon. We made these popsicle stick Christmas trees and decorated them with all kids of sparkly things!!
Saturday was a Princess birthday party for Hailey's friend Holly! She turned 4 and it was so much fun!! Hailey was all decked out and we even stopped at Target before the party to get some last minute things...like the gift! She kept saying, Mom they think I'm a REAL princess!!
The party was awesome!! First they did a little karaoke on a stage that was built right into the living room (just for the party...it isn't always there!)
After lunch and cake they played some games....
Snowman loot was individually bagged and labeled with each girls name....remember this was a princess party...no rough-housing or squabbling for candy allowed!!
Okay... I'm almost done... just one more night of fun then this post is over :-)
Monday night was a party hosted by one of the kid's in Hailey's preschool class. It was at her house and all the class was invited to come and see a REAL Santa and exchange gifts. We all brought goodies and had a really good time. Even Hailey's teacher came!! Me and her sat in the corner and ate chips and dip :-)
Here are my kiddos with Santa! Hailey truly believes this was the real deal!! Later that night my dad told her she better be good because Santa is watching...she said, No he's not...he just left the party and is in a car right now...he's not at the North Pole yet!
After the party I took the kids down a street that we found last year and loved their lights. Almost every house puts up lights and I mean a lot of lights. I tried my best to take some pictures but it's hard to drive and shoot at the same time :-)
Before heading home we stopped and 'Aunti' Joyce's and 'Uncle' Tom's house to give them our homemade cocoa. They live next door to Grandma and Papa and go to church with us. They are basically like another set of grandparents to the kids... and pretty much all the kids at church feel that way about them :-)
Hailey and Jack had fun looking at all their Christmas decorations. I of course was a wreck because they wanted to touch everything and at the same time Tom is telling us how that tree is over 40yrs. old and his step-mom made it... okay kids...time to go. :-) We don't want to be the ones to break anything! Who us?!?! Never!!
Next post will be all about our Christmas! And hopefully not as long :-) Hope you are all enjoying your Holiday weekend!!