Thursday December 23, 2010

We are packing in as much Christmas festiveness as we possible can this week.  Jude took part in his first Christmas program last Sunday night.  His Sparky class recited the 10 commandments at their Church Christmas program.  I was excited and nervous for him.  It was just one line but we practiced it over and over.  The grandparents all showed up in support.  We sat through %90 of the program until his group went on stage.

I sat in my seat with butterflies in my stomach as he calmly walked up with his class.

He was up first.  In a clear loud voice he said, “You shall have no other gods before me.”  And just like that it was done.  I suppressed the urge to jump up immediately after he was done and start clapping.  I waited in my seat grinning like a fool.  What can I say; that’s the kind of thing you do when you are completely smitten.

Monday morning we headed to Grandma’s house to make gingerbread housed and gingerbread men with the cousins.

They all donned their aprons, and got to work.

Eliza decided to just dip the cookie directly into the icing.

Gideon thought that was funny.

So serious…

Grandpa getting to spend a little time with the newest member of the family.

What to choose next?

Everybody with their houses, oldest to youngest.  As was expected, more candy got eaten than got put on the houses.  Good times!  Good memories!

5 thoughts on “Thursday December 23, 2010

  1. fortheloveofblogging

    I understand just what you mean about being smitten. I always would go so nervous when my daughter would have a performance in front of the school. Once she performed and did it well, I would be so happy and would be smiling from ear to ear. I think it’s called “proud momma”

    I love the gingerbread decorating idea. How fun is that? Our family is extremely large and we have lots of little ones. That is what we should have done with them. Cute pictures, especially the last one. Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you have a great Thursday

  2. inanorchard

    @fortheloveofblogging - The kids loved making the gingerbread men and houses… the moms… well, we were a little beat by the time it was all done   Going through Christmas with little ones makes me realize how much work my own parents put into making our Christmases memorable.  Have a Merry Christmas!


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