Friday, December 17, 2010

Preschool Program

Went from this...

to this...

I Knew this would happen. All week long Gracie was so excited to perform her Christmas songs for us. She practiced the words and the movements and couldn't wait to show us. Although, she also kept asking all week, "What if I have to go potty while I'm up there?" I told her she would be fine and we'd go before. "But what if I really have to go again?" So, the night of the performance we went potty right before we left and I asked her again if she had to go before she went on stage.
You can guess what happened. Of course, during the middle of one of the songs she starts crying loudly and saying she has to go potty. After pulling her off stage and talking to her (to find she actually realized she doesn't have to go) she was all smiles. That little stinker had her own little solo performance planned all along!

Gingerbread Party

Gracie's playgroup did an awesome Christmas party this year for the kids based all around gingerbread. They read the story, went on a scavenger hunt, made gingerbread houses and place mats, had a gift exchange, and enjoyed some yummy good food. Ms. Bridgett had it at her house and did a wonderful job. We've been meeting with these girls weekly since Gracie was Abby's age. We all met way back at the library or music makers, formed our own group, and have been meeting ever since. I've loved the time with all the Mom's and the kids have loved growing up together.

Grace thought this was the best party until this...luckily after about 10 minutes she decided she did like her gift. Poor girl who gave it to her and saw her cry after opening it.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Or should I say it's Been looking a lot like Christmas. We've had our decorations up since a week before Thanksgiving. We were really excited this year and since Ben had the time off we took advantage of him being around.

Tonight the girls and I made and decorated a graham-cracker house. It was a lot of fun and reminded me that I haven't blogged about Christmas time yet.

I must brag about this 8 ft. tree I got this summer from a yard sale for only $10. It's so much better than our 5 ft. one we use to have.

This is a tradition that Nana gave us many years ago that my kids love. Every morning in Dec. they take turns opening a present until Christmas (or in our case this year...until we visit Nana and Pop in Guatemala).

A new tradition that Grandma sent us was an "Elf on the Shelf". It has been working wonders and the girls love finding "Flash" every morning (the name chosen completely by Gracie).