Friday, January 31, 2014

The month of December

Continuing my late posts for 2013, I will now try to review our month of December.
We picked a random Wednesday to drive through the Rock N' Lights tour in Round Rock at Old Settlers Park.  Joshua and Noah loved seeing all the different themed lights including Santa's workshop with the elves  Round Rock sports, and many other Christmas lights.

On Dec. 13, Joshua had his Christmas concert/program at school.  I was the only one able to go since Mom and Dad were sick and Steve just started his new job.  I had a great time watching Joshua with all the 3 year olds sing 2 Christmas songs in the chapel.  He looked so sweet as he found me in the audience and kept smiling and staring at me throughout the songs.

Noah got the flu the next week and it took him a couple of days to get back to being his usual cheerful self.  He lost his appetite and subsequently some weight as well.  Steve and I also got sick with the flu around the same time.

We took Santa pictures at the mall on Sat the 21st and the picture shows perfectly the boys personalities.
On Christmas Eve, we read the last portion of the Advent tree in which we explained Jesus' birth in a manger.  Every night this month we did the Advent tree where they would hang the story ornament on the tree.  They were very excited that this was the last day because that meant the next day was Christmas.  They set out the cookies for Santa and we sprinkled the reindeer dust on the front lawn so that it would sparkle in the moonlight and the reindeer would see our house.  Thanks Ms. Gwen for sending that home!

On Christmas morning we ate breakfast and then read the Bible.  Only then did we let Joshua and Noah start to open presents.  We each took a turn opening presents from Santa.  We had a blast watching their reactions as they opened their present!  We saved the train table for last and they loved it!

At noon we went to Mom and Dad's and had lunch similar to our Thanksgiving lunch.  Joshua and Noah had a 2nd Christmas opening more presents!

                                                                      Joshua's Christmas program

                                            Sprinkling Christmas dust
                                                         Setting out cookies for Santa

                                              Opening presents at Granny and Grandpa's

                                          12/28 -presents with Ammachi, Appachen, and Uncle Subin

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