Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dance Recital

Amelia had her first recital tonight and she did such a good job! I was so proud of her. She didn't seem nervous at all. Just excited! I asked her to do a ballet pose and this is what she came up with! I love you little ballerina!

Girls lined up ready to go on. They look so cute all lined up like that!

Her ballet piece!

Amelia with some of her friends before they went on for tap. They look so cute! Amelia was in heaven!

Her tap routine was "Rappin Tappers" She did a great job and looked so cute!

This was the Grand Finale. They did Jingle bells and everyone but the preschoolers were on stage and they were so cute!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Choir Singing and Gingerbread

I posted this and realized I had NOT included RUTH So I am reposting with her addition. Ruth is now pulling up on EVERYTHING. I saw her yesterday stand up in the middle of the floor she just pushed up! She doesn't walk yet with out holding on to something but I have not ever had a kid stand up in the middle of the floor before they started walking either! She is so fun! She loves to play peek a boo! I got the camera out to take a picture of her messy face after having sloppy joes and she went right into peek a boo for me! LOVE IT! She is such a sweet girl!


This is my new nativity. I bought it at the Gentle House Bazaar! I just love these little rustic people!


This year since I bought sleigh kits for the kids Larry and I did the house... let me rephrase that, Larry did the house and I did the tree. It was my first time EVER getting to actually do any of it... usually I just take pictures. The kids had a lot of fun doing their own this year and not having to wait to take their turn at the house!
While Hayden was working on hers she said, now take a picture of me smiling while I do this mom! How can you resist!

Amelia and her work of art!

This is what happens when Mom is not home to supervise the gingerbread making... I left to go to choir practice and this is what I came home to! Some times dads are just more fun!

These are the treats I made for preschool this week. I had so much fun with them. I came up with the idea myself so I was pretty proud of them. The kids loved them too!

The MES choir sang at the State Capital last Wed. They sounded so good! Ethan has had so much fun being in the choir!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wrestling!

The boys did Wrestling again this year and LOVED it. There were more kids this year then last time we did it but they had a great time! Last night was the last night and their tournament. They each wrestle 3 times. Both Ethan and Brock won all of their matches. Ethan pinned 2 (possibly all three I looked away for a second). Brock won all and I know he had one pin for sure. It was funny because he wouldn't let go of the guy because the timer hadn't gone off. I was so proud of how hard they worked!
 

 

 

 
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Tree

We have more of a memory tree for Christmas. It doesn't have a color theme, just lots of things that have memories behind them. Some from Larry and I's childhoods, some from our marriage, and children. We love our tree and telling all the stories behind them. I thought I would post a few pictures of some. There are many more these are just the ones that showed up nice.
This bell was one of my Grandma Workman's. I still remember them on her tree. It is my most favorite thing I have that was hers. Lots of things make me think of her, canning, making bread, and mostly at Christmas. I love and miss her but know that she is happy and I will be with her again... all because of Christmas!

This is one from the year Larry and I got engaged.

I love this time of year...
 

 

 

 
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O Christmas tree

So Saturday we took the kids to the Carousel, visit with Santa while we were there and then we went to cut down our Christmas tree. When we got home Larry put up all the lights on our house! That night we got the tree in its stand and the lights on then we were able to decorate it Sunday. (Our tradition is to do it that way... that way the kids aren't waiting begging to start. It works for us!) Then of course after they have their way with the tree we put them to bed and fix it... They all had a fun weekend and so did we. I love the holidays! Next week it is Christmas shopping and gingerbread houses!

Hayden told Santa she wants a purple princes flashlight. WOW! I love these girls and how easy they are... nothing to hard, to expensive... lets hope that holds for a little while!

Amelia told Santa she wanted a Rapunzel Barbie! She always "thinks big" I love how easily pleased this girl is! It is hard to not want to give her everything she wants.

Brock also asked Santa for a WII. I guess the boys figure if they both ask they could get one...hmmm not sure if they are trying to trick Santa or have finally figured out how to get what they have wanted for a couple of years

Ruth with Santa! I can't believe she didn't cry. Not to say she loved it but she didn't freak! She wouldn't tell me what she asked for... I guess we will see Christmas morning!

Ethan visiting with Santa... I hear he asked for a WII this year... We'll have to see about that!

The boys with "their" tree!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Look what I can do!

Larry pulled this out of the attic today and Ruth was so excited! If one of the kids moves her away from it she will start to breath hard and panic. She is LOVING walking! Don't worry I push her down intermittently so that she doesn't like it so much that she just starts walking. I don't want her to get too confident! video

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Advent Calendar!


 
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Ok I have wanted an advent calendar for YEARS! I have seen some really cute quilted ones that other people have made and coveted them! Wishing I was talented enough... but alas I am not! So I would watch the holiday bazaars and never found one I loved or could afford... The past few days I was racking my brain with some of my newer skills thinking surly I can figure out how to put one together, it may not be quilted but it can be a cute wall hanging... Anyway I have a good friend I asked to make me the give thanks tree above. Partly because I didn't think I could do it justice and partly I was running out of time due to the holiday bazaar. Anyway inspiration hit me yesterday morning (November 30th) To do one just like that. Make it a Christmas tree and make the ornaments the pockets! I called Jessica to see if she had any of the canvas left or where I needed to go to buy some... She had the perfect size piece, and a bag of scraps I could use for the ornaments! Then I called my friend Kymberly on advice on making the pockets stronger she had the backing I needed! Soooo TA DA! I did it. Don't look close you WILL see my mistakes but I am thrilled none the less! I even am brain storming how I could do some for next years bazaar! WOOO WHOOO! Thanks to my sweet friends I made this for the cost of $0! Of course filling the pockets with treats for each day is another story! Maybe next year I will think ahead and fill it with a scripture a day (although I might still do that) as well as little other things (not just a candy for each day!) I was in a hurry though today is the 1st! I am so excited I got it done just in time (finished this afternoon)! Anyway thought I would share my excitement!