Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas was good - where are the pictures?

The girls had an awesome Christmas. We made it through all the parties, activites, and performances. The weekend before we stayed in all weekend after having gone to the Nutcracker and Disney on Ice previously.

Christmas Eve we went to the Children's Mass at Green Hope High School. Grandpa Dave joined us this time. We had snacks at Grandma Sherry's and opened up gifts there on Christmas Eve. The girls' favorite gifts there were a microphone stand and a dance mat.

Santa visited us and must have thought the girls were super nice this year. Lily got her prized Rapunzel Tower (noting that the dolls were sold separately) along with Bendaroos. Madeleine was excited to get a real drum, the Rapunzel doll, and her favorite - popscicle sticks and Scotch tape. They got a few movies and a Mobigo game player.

And why no pictures up yet? Mommy got a Adobe Lightroom along with a new Speedlite for her camera. But I want to read the book before importing pictures. Who knows when I'll get around to it.

Around noon Christmas day we headed to Oak Ridge to visit Grandma and Poppy. The dolls that were sold separately appeared under their tree along with some Mobigo games, a sit and spin, and a hippity hop.

We spent a couple of snow-rific days there and were able to come home on Monday.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town

The girls were in their first school "play" on Friday night. Their daycare center does an annual Christmas play where all the kids sing songs along with reading the Night Before Christmas. They were excited about the songs, but they were also looking forward to new Christmas pajamas.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Don't Be Late

This weekend kicked of the usual round of pre-Christmas activities. For the first time we went to the Town of Cary's "Santa's Workshop" at the community center. The kids got to do all kinds of crafts that they were very excited about and visit with Santa.

On Sunday we decorated our tree, then the girls decided it was time for cookies. We did gingerbread men first. Last year they didn't eat gingerbread, but this year, they do.

They really got into the cutting out and decorating and made it through the hour and a half.

Of course there was some tasting involved.