Sunday, December 28, 2008

Isaiah 9:6

"For unto us a child is born..."(Picture above taken on Pebble Creek's street of lights. The kids look forward to viewing the "Christmas lights" every year.)

From Handel's Messiah... one of my absolute favorite piece in Messiah.

Taking a moment to reflect on our Saviour's birth and the reason for THIS season.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wishing you a very Merry CHRISTmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas countdown and memories

Let the countdown begin. How many days until Christmas? Counting our blessings one by one. Tieg holding on to her princess art set. Happy mama Brae playing with his new train table set. You can't see it but the girls are dancing on their Yo Gabba Gabba! dance mat. Braden loves his lego dump truck.
Tiegan decorating sugar cookies.
Aww, my favorite boys!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Kennedy's Christmas Program

The artist behind this amazing free-handed sketch and painted backdrop is one of Kennedy's teachers. I watched it unfold into this scene right before my eyes.

This year's Christmas song selection was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Dreidel, Frosty the Snowman, and Jingle Bells. Kennedy loves singing with her friends. There were a few characters in the show that made us laugh SO HARD our eyes watered. Although it was VERY entertaining, we were just thankful it wasn't our kid THIS time. Right, Jen?
They practiced very hard and did a beautiful job. Take a bow or curtsy... Kennedy made sure to give her wish list to Santa this year!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tiegan's Christmas Program

Last Friday was a fun day @ Kindergarten for Miss Tiegan.

Look closely... our girl is in the front shaking her maraca bootie while singing "I want to wish you a Merry Christmas/Feliz Navidad." We have a little performer on our hands. She made us very proud!

Back @ the classroom, she participated in a "musical" book exchange. The teacher played Christmas music and when it stopped the last student holding the wrapped book... got to keep it! Great idea and oh, what fun. Jolly Old Santa Claus was the book she was gifted. Before the day was over, all the Kindergarteners took a walking field trip to bring some Christmas cheer to the ladies and gentlemen at the neighborhood assisted living home. Tiegan was awe struck by the number of elderly people grouped together in ONE significant place. But if you could have seen their faces while the children sang their Christmas carols, it would have warmed your heart. Special Christmas memories.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"You can't catch me..."

I'm the Gingerbread Girl!
Tiegan's Kindergarten class has spent a couple of weeks reading different renditions of the "Gingerbread Man" by various authors. And to add some classroom realia, her teacher had the children make their own gingerbread houses. Tieg was so excited! I thought it would be neat to put a little twist into it and share with her the newest sequel... "The Gingerbread Girl." So we went to the library and checked it out. Cute story! And for her class party, we baked some gingerbread cookies. The kids loved 'em. And her teacher was thrilled! Kudos for Tiegan!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Little Divas

Girls just wanna have fun!
Aren't these little divas the C-U-T-E-S-T?