Thursday, December 14, 2017

Reading Away

Sarah Graves is becoming a wonderful reader. Her reading is becoming smooth and she reads with inflection. 
Uncle Steve gave them Shel Silverstein's books several years ago and she has enjoyed being able to read the poems aloud. I hope she continues to grow in her love of reading books and making stories come alive. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Pajamas

Mom made the kids matching pajamas, so we just had to try and take some fun pictures of the kids in them. 

Charlie giving Livy a little kiss. He loves her so.

My funny boy!

How he will look on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa!

We were able to get Lucy in for this fun pic

Reading a Christmas story

The girls kissing on Charlie

Three cuties



This girl hamming it up!





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Sissy practicing for Christmas Eve

Sporting the Christmas headband that she designed herself

It's always a little stressful trying to get all three to do anything, but it was fun taking some silly shots and letting them be themselves.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lighting the Tree

The Smyrna tree lighting was a fun, community event. The weather was perfect, the kids saw friends from school and church, and it was fun watching Santa light the tree.

In the craft area they wrote cards for military overseas. Charlie was really into it!

Sissy was delighted to run into her Friend Mallory. 



 It's the gift of Charlie!



A  Sissy under the tree!



 The firetruck brought Santa to light the tree and they used the bucket ladder to do it! It was pretty neat watching them get Santa into position and finally, the tree came to life!


Monday, December 11, 2017

Nutcracker

Sarah Graves asked to see the Nutcracker and it was a lot of fun! When I saw these Nutcracker outfits, I knew they would be perfect!


Sissy felt so pretty in her dress and loved how it twirled!



I found a local ballet company performing it and the theater was smaller and very intimate. 

I was surprised by how well the kids sat and enjoyed the performance. 

In fact, Sarah Graves wrote a great summary of the story for school.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

December Door Decoration

Sarah Graves asked us to sign up to decorate her classroom door for December. Aaron and I did a lot of work at home to get it ready, but Sarah Graves and Charlie helped to hang the decorations on the door. 
Sissy helped me hang a stocking for all her teachers and her classmates. She also had fun hanging the snowflakes! She was very proud for her class to see it.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday in the Park

We had a great time at Holiday in the Park! The weather was iffy, and we almost didn't go, but at the last minute decided to go anyway. The weather held out until we were headed home and it was a fun night!




Walking through the park listening to the music and looking at the lights puts us in the holiday spirit every time! This is one of my favorite Christmas activities.

Cute Pics

We went for a photo session with Santa and afterwards took advantage of the scenic location to take some fun pictures. Cute kids wearing cute outfits with pretty fall foliage is a great combination!











Santa Visit

We had a great visit with Santa! We went back to Bulloch Hall for the third year and it was so pretty. The kids were excited and knew exactly what they wanted to ask Santa to bring them. 


Charlie asked for Hot Wheels.

Sarah Graves asked for a Polaroid camera.

I am so enjoying them at these ages and hope the magic of Christmas can last!