Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. The girls are asleep and Santa's work is done. It's 1am. Hopefully we'll get a few solid hours of sleep before they hop out of bed. They were excited, to say the least, before bedtime! Will post more pictures after Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Visit with Santa

On Saturday, we had Breakfast with Santa at church. Lydia stormed right in asking, where is Santa? She found him eating pancakes at a table and went right up to him and started talking and telling him what she wanted for Christmas.

She was not shy, at all!

After the girls' first picture with Santa, Madeline informed me that she didn't get to tell him what she wanted. So she went back up to Santa to make sure he knew. Here she is telling him her list.

And a nice picture afterwards.

Lydia grabbed another hug before we left.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Little Voices

The girls have been singing all week! They started on Sunday with their Children's Choir performance at church. Here's a picture of some of the kids practicing Sunday morning.

On Tuesday night, Madeline had her Christmas Program at school. It was "Christmas on Candy Cane Lane". She had two lines and did very well!

Lydia's preschool Christmas Program was last night. She did great, even though she yawned about as much as she sang.

After her program, it was on to Christmas Caroling with Children's Choir. Lydia perked up for that and the kids did a great job. Everyone was so glad that we came to sing for them.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

High School Musical on Ice

On Thursday night, we took the girls to see High School Musical on Ice. They loved it! I guess it's the "Grease" for this generation. There were two little girls sitting behind us that knew the words to every.single. song. Madeline and Lydia sported their HSM t-hirts and took turns wearing the sparkly hat that came with their cotton candy.

The first half was HSM and the second half was HSM 2.
They loved it. In fact, Madeline got up Friday morning saying she wanted to go see it again. Maybe next year...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Meet Jingles

Today, this package arrived at our doorstep. It's a book called The Elf on the Shelf. Check it out at www.elfontheshelf.com We read the book and then we went in search of the elf .

Apparently, he arrived when I went to pick up Madeline from school. After a couple of minutes of looking, Madeline found him. The girls named him Jingles. Jingles has special Christmas magic. You cannot touch him or he'll lose his magic. He watches you and flies back to the North Pole each night while you're sleeping to report to Santa. Each morning, he is perched in a new spot to watch and observe naughty and nice behavior.

The girls were in awe and stood in front of him for about 20 minutes, asking lots of questions. Hopefully, there will be lots of good behavior now that Jingles is here!