Monday, December 26, 2011

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

JOY to the WORLD!
The LORD is come:
Let Earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room and heaven and nature sing!

This time of year we get to celebrate God's greatest gift, His Son. He sent Him down to live in a sin-trodden world, in the hands of sinners, to save the world. How did God love us SO much? It's an overwhelming thing ... Beyond my understanding for sure.

This Christmas we tried to tie in the reason for the season amidst all the chaos that ensues with three little bitties around. Some questions are definitely hard to answer in a way for children to wrap their minds around.

Our Christmas traditions are spending Christmas Eve with my parents for a yummy dinner and then a full day of celebrating with Aaron's family on Christmas day. His sweet parents come over early Christmas morning and we get to open presents, cook breakfast and enjoy the fun of kids at Christmas time.

Since a picture speaks a thousand words ... I'll let them do the talking ...

It was a Merry, Merry Christmas!!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Dashing Through the Snow

We've had a few more fun Holi-DAYS that I want to share. We had so much fun at our monthly playgroup Christmas party where the kiddos got to eat snacks, sing songs, hear stories, do crafts and play play play.
So much fun!

We also got to see Santa ... it did NOT go well!

Then we got to visit our precious cousins in Paragould. Avery and Dalton are OBSESSED with Aaron's sister, Ashley, kiddos: Olivia, Jayke, Ryley, and Katie Jo.
We took a spur-of-the-moment trip up there and had the best time. It was hands down our best time with them- everyone was playing so well and it was just FUN!!
Avery played with the big kids and Dalton and Sawyer played well with Katie. I don't think we got on to anyone or had to break up any fights, it was like they were all at the age where they just PLAYED! Ahhh ... So nice!!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Preschool Festivities

Preschool brought lots of Christmasy Fun this year. It all started with their Dessert Theater which is the annual fundraiser complete with silent auction, a dessert reception with some of the yummiest treats ever, and a darling Christmas musical, The Littlest Christmas Tree, performed by our little darlings.
For the grand production Avery was the mommy, and Dalton played a deer. No two characters have ever been more perfectly cast. :)
Avery was to dress in her most "mom-ish" attire and Dalton had a costume to wear at school. Before we left Avery was hamming it up and getting into character ...

Dalton was practicing too ...

Sawyer was thrilled with the smorgasbord set in front of him to keep him occupied ...

The kiddos performed just perfectly. I was grinning ear to ear throughout the whole thing!

Bravo! Bravo!

The next day at school was a Pajama Day and the kiddos wore their PJs to school ...

Look at these cuties!!

The next week was their class parties ... however because it was the only day that worked for my b-day lunch I totally missed them- bad mom.
I did make these little Pinterest-y treats though, they made me laugh.

I made them pose by the half-decorated tree too ... If these outfits look familiar it's because I weasled another year out of them from last year ... it sorta justified the price.;)

Christmas Time is too much fun! And there's more in store ... :)

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