we were so busy living all the wonderful moments of december, i didn't have much time for blogging. so i'm going to try to do a blitz of christmas catch up.
i helped with henry's class party just before winter break. we had such a fun time! his teacher started the day by dimming the classroom lights, setting all the chairs up in two rows like a train (she even had little battery-powered tea-light candles aside each row like floor lighting :) and she read the polar express to the children by the light of a conductor's lantern. she looked so cute in her conductor's hat...there could not have been a more enchanting way to start the party. the kids got to make candy trains, decorate christmas cookies and make a couple of holiday crafts. in the afternoon all of the first grade classes got to go to the gym for chocolate milk and a showing of the polar express. lucky, lucky!
lily got to come, too :) she had fun making a jingle bell necklace and mrs. droesch gave her the demo train she had made. again - lucky, lucky!
it was so great to wake up on monday the 19th and smile because...no school!!! that night for family night we invited grandpa eldon over and made up little bags of cutie oranges and attached tags that said "orange you glad we're friends/family/neighbors? we are!!" and took them around to our friends/family/neighbors. henry begged to doorbell ditch them, so we did :) it was so fun to hop in and out of the warm van on a chilly night, while dean martin and frank sinatra crooned carols in the background.