Thursday, December 22, 2011

December Activities

I knew I hadn't blogged for a while, but I didn't realize just how long until I saw on a friend's blog list that it has been 5 WEEKS!  I didn't give up on my blog, and I hope you haven't either.  I just haven't felt motivated lately, but I'm back now.

December is always full of things to do.  We had a ward Christmas party where the kids participated in a live nativity.  Richie was a shepherd and Sophia was an Angel.  As soon as Richie saw me holding the camera, he started posing and smiling.  Sophia is in the white dress and pink boots.

Richie also sang in a school Christmas concert.  His class sang Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells.  It was super cute, but you can't see him in the pictures I took, because he was in the back row.

One day Richie came home from school and asked if we could make gingerbread cookies.  I had never done it before, but as far as I could tell, they were a success.  Sophia helped me mix the dough while Richie was at school and they both helped decorate cookies.

The older kids decorated the tree almost all by themselves.  It looked great, until Grace discovered it the next morning and started grabbing ornaments and running.
Now the tree looks like this. None of the ornaments are where she can reach them anymore, and I don't spend my day chasing Grace down to recover decorations.
We visited Burley last weekend and luckily for us, Santa was visiting, too!