Monday, December 14, 2009

My Christmas Cookie Party - Avery

Last year I invited some friends over for a Christmas cookie party. This year it was even more fun. It was me , Mackenzie , Sarah Grace , Mary Beth , Laney, Jordyn , Betsy, and Victoria. So we were lucky and everyone arrived at about the same time. We did a lot making bracelets that turned out to be bookmarks , Cocoa making , cookie decorating , eating pizza , playing games , and finally a Christmas American Idol. Mary Beth , Mackenzie , and Victoria were judges. I played the guitar, Mackenzie used my guitar also, Sarah Grace announced , Mary Beth took pictures , taped , and judged , Laney sang and danced, Jordyn sang, Betsy sang and did a cheer, and Victoria judged. It was so much Fun!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Yes, We Celebrate Christmas

Had to share another "Wil Story"...

Yesterday, I picked him up at Kindergarten and was met by one of the teacher's aides with a grim look on her face. "I need to ask you something", she said. "Is Wil allowed to watch Christmas movies?" I laughed and told her that we watch them nightly this time of year. Well, Wil had told them at indoor recess that he was not allowed to watch the Christmas movie they were showing! When we got to the car, I asked him why he said that he wasn't allowed to watch Christmas movies and this was his response...

"Well, that isn't exactly what I said. That movie was boring and I wanted to work on my roller coaster drawing, so I told her we didn't celebrate Christmas!"

My mouth hit the floor and I informed him that both Santa and God heard him say that! His reasoning turned out to be sound (in his eyes). Another little boy had told the teacher that and he got to do what he wanted. Granted, that little boy's family really might not have celebrated Christmas.... Never a dull moment with Wil!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Breakfast With Santa

This was the 2nd year for our church to have "Breakfast With Santa" and we just couldn't wait to go! Unfortunately, Wil got sick on Friday and we told he had to stay home all weekend. Wil was very good about missing the event. He said that "after all, I saw Santa at the mall."
Avery and I attended the event on Saturday morning. We started with yummy pancakes and sausage and Avery enjoyed making various ornaments and decorating Christmas cookies. Thankfully, she was not too old too sit on Santa's lap. I was quite amused to hear her tell him that she wanted dolls for Christmas, since she told us that "all" she wanted was a Zune, cell phone and lap top!!!