Sunday, December 19, 2010

Preschool Christmas Show

William's preschool had their Christmas show on Thursday.  They split all the kids up into classes to do individual presentations.  William sung his little heart out.  They started with the Christian classic "I've Got the Joy Joy Joy Joy Down in My Heart."  then they sang "The Angels Sing:  La La La."  And they had a big finale (with jingle bells) singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."  It was mercifully short and very sweet.  I wish he could continue these Christmas presentations in Kindergarten.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sean's a Lieutenant!

Sean had his promotion to lieutenant ceremony.  I'm glad I got to be there.  I almost didn't make it.  First of all, I still can't get the timing of getting 2 kids ready for an outing.  William slept in and I couldn't get him out of bed.  I had to dress him like a baby and didn't get to do his hair.  I also didn't have a cute outfit picked out for Charlotte so that took a while going through clothes.  I planned on being there at 8:50am (ceremony starts at 9am), but didn't get out of the door with my kids in tow until 8:55am.  Then, it just happened to be the wettest day of the year.  Pouring rain!  Good thing I curled my hair so it could be soaked while packing kids in the car!  Then, at the base, I couldn't find a parking spot.  I didn't know that they had a spot waiting for me and my cell phone was dead so no one could get a hold of me.  I didn't get into the building until 9:10.  When I walked into the conference room, there were about 30 people standing there, staring and silent.  Awkward!  The captain who was to swear Sean in had left and someone had to go after him to bring him back.  I just wanted to crawl under a rock, I was so embarrassed!  The ceremony was sweet.  William got to hold the Bible and I got to pin Sean's bars on him.  It could have been a nice day, but I was too humiliated to enjoy it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hersheypark at Christmas

It's becoming a family tradition to head out to Hersheypark during the Christmas season.  They do such a good job transforming a theme park into a Christmasy chocolate wonderland.  I love it!  This year I got to host all of my family at my house.  It was crowded, cozy fun!

The next day was Charlotte's blessing day.  After church I made lunch and for dessert we had birthday cake for my 33rd birthday.  It's been a long time since I had a birthday party just for me.  It was great!  


I hope we can continue this family holiday tradition.