Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Events

Christmas Events

So we are having fun around here....! We have basically finished all of our Christmas events other than Christmas Eve homemade pizza and Christmas day with the family. Just thought I would share what we've been up to. The first photo is of Catherine in her school's Christmas Musical. She was one of the leads in the play and we were so proud of the job she did. She sang a small solo and did beautifully. Another singer...what fun! Davie is in the photos with her ballet class. They performed at a retirement/nursing home last Saturday. Davie knows her dance and although she is the youngest in her class she is very serious about doing well. At this performance one little girl fell apart right in the middle of the dance. Everyone stopped to look at her and then Davie just started dancing again. Like "the show must go on". I felt bad for the little girl, but Davie was gonna finish her dance. It really was funny. The last photos are of David decorating his gingerbread house...oh wait, did I say David? I meant Davie and Catherine are decorating their gingerbread houses. That guy in the photos is just their dad standing by and offering creative counsel or building advice or something. This is definitely a new tradition for us. It was so fun. The movie Little Women played in the background as they made their lovely little houses. It was hysterical to hear Davie trying to explain the story of Little Women to David. She kept saying, "see her, Daddy, she dies," about Beth and then more about Jo and Laurie...too cute. (As an aside, that series of books created in me the desire to adopt kids when I first read the books a LONG time ago)We are having a fun and basically non-stressful Christmas season. Here's wishing the same for you and yours. Much love, Jackie Sue

8 comments:

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Cute pictures! I'm so glad you are having a low-stress season. We are doing close to the same. This year we have no Christmas budget, which means no crazy Christmas shopping. I like it (except the no money part) :)

Lydia said...

Jackie, I love visiting your blog. I feel like it is keeping us a part of each other's lives. I can imagine our girls keeping in touch as they grow. Can't wait until we can see you all in person!! Merry CHRISTmas!
Love, Lydia

Brandi said...

How fun! We did a gingerbread train a couple of days ago and yesterday did Christmas Cookies. . .fyi: 2 of my 3, definitely too young to make cookies!!! ha ha!

Love ya,
Bran

Steph said...

non stressful Christmas?? Isn't that an oxymoron?? Glad it worked out for you. There's a Christmas Card on it's way to you, although, surprise surprise....I didn't mail them til the day after Christmas. happy new year. Love you.

Karin said...

I love the dancing story! What a trooper Davie is! And those houses are so creative! Nice work, girls!

Hope that the holidays have stayed low stress...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Brandi said...

Come ON Jackie Sue!!! Post again please! At least by naptime tomorrow?

Love you!
Bran

Lydia said...

Jackie-- hey it's Lydia Danielle is wanting to communicate with Catherine and I can't find your email address. Will you have her email dani at firstconvert@yahoo.com? Love to all. Exciting to see Christie is in process. Let's catch up soon... Lydia

Mara said...

Interesting to know.