Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Favorite Christmas Gifts

An electric train from Granny!

Grant got real walkie-talkies.

Katie finally got Samantha, an American Girl doll.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Grant & Kate after church today.

They are anticipating all the fun, presents and food ahead for them tonight and tomorrow. :-)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Today the kids and I went to see the Nutcracker Ballet with some of the people from our homeschool co-op. I had never seen a live ballet performance before, and this was such a treat! It was fantastic! All of the dancers performed so beautifully and the sets were great, too. I was surprised at how many children danced and how good they were.There was a lot happening on stage and the show really moved along. Grant and Kate both liked the ballet, but they thought it required too much sitting! Grant really liked the battle between the mice and the toy soldiers. :-)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Late Night Tree Decorating

It was getting late the night we decorated the tree, so we decided to put the kids to bed and let them put some ornaments on the tree the next day. They were SO disappointed! Dave and I were wondering if we should have just let them stay up. When we saw them peeking down at us from upstairs, we gave in and let them come on down to help us decorate the tree! :-)

Getting Our Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Outside my window big, fluffy snowflakes are swirling down...but I'm afraid it will not last. It has been cold, but we have only had a few snow flurries that haven't amounted to much. The other day when we saw a few flakes, Grant and Katie ran outside to shovel and play in the little bit that was on the ground. They even tried to sled down the little hill in our yard. It was kind of funny. You could still see the grass sticking up through the snow. :-) I guess we are all eager for snow!

We all went to a tree farm last week to cut down a Christmas tree. The kids ran around among the trees while Dave and I looked for the perfect tree, which in our case means tall and skinny with lots of spaces between the branches. We found just the right one, but when we got it home, we made a mistake while trimming it to fit in the house, and chopped the top off! Ha~ha! So much for the perfect tree...

This week we have our homeschool co-op. We are reading Snowflake Bentley in our Five In A Row class and will be making snowflake ornaments. There is a Christmas party afterward. The kids are excited. They love to see their friends at co-op.

So, that is what we have been up to while we wait for it to snow.