Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December Update

Well, it's almost Christmas and it's been about a month since my last post, so I think it's time for an update.

We put our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. Alexis had fun decorating it with me. Luke slept on the couch like a typical guy :) I've been trying to Christmas shop, but am having a hard time. Everytime I go out I find more stuff I want to get for the kids, but not much for other people. I'm refraining from buying it all. I think Visa gift cards may be the way I go this year. I'd be perfetly happy to get that as a gift, so hopefully others will too.

On December 12 Alexis had her preschool Christmas program. It was so cute! They sang some songs like "This Little Light of Mine" and "Away in a Manger" and a few others and their teacher told the short version of the Christmas story. Alexis was the Angel of the Lord, the only person with a speaking part. She memorized her lines and said them like a pro. She looked right at the shepherds and said "Don't be afraid. I have good news. A special baby is born! Go see the baby laying in the manger." We were so proud of her! Now she's on Christmas break til January 5. She is already asking when she gets to go back to school.

We got our first snow of the season last weekend. We were at mom and dad's for the weekend so Chris could work on the house and it snowed there. The kids played in it for a bit, but it was really cold. I was glad we weren't at home because out here in the county it was -5 with the wind chill! On Sunday we went to the Children's Museum in Everett to celebrate Eliot's 3d birthday. It was super fun!

Today it started snowing here and we've got a good 6 inches. We went to the mall tonight because I needed snow boots desperately and figured we'd do a little Christmas shopping while we were there. Didn't happen since the whole mall (besides Target) was closed! At least I got my boots :)
I can't believe next week is Christmas! Merry Christmas to anyone who happens to read this!