Monday, December 17, 2012

Time is Flying ...

Wow ... the holidays are almost here!  It has been a busy few weeks and ... once again, I am behind in this blog thing ... although, I believe my one faithful reader won't really mind much as long as there are updates every so often ... right mother????

Anyway, here in their sideways glance are the photos that were rejected for the Christmas card.  I actually like them (and they are right side up on iPhoto by the way!).  The problem was they looked blurry when I formatted the card so ... y'all got something else, something not so Christmasy.  She's lookin' dang cute don't you think!  These were taken on the morning of her 6th birthday by the way.  She sure is growing up .....

And these are the action shots from Cadence's holiday recital.  We didn't have very good seats ... someone forgot the day the sale started ... We ended up in the nosebleed section.  Good thing I brought my big lens!

We did have snow for about 2 days and my little bear pitched in to help!  It is currently raining and I don't mind one bit!  Sure would like to make it north BEFORE the snow really flies.  Sadly, flurries and squalls are predicted for the 3 days we've targeted as possible travel dates .... good grief!

Congratulations to our French Award winner for November.  Bravo Cadence ... we are so proud of you!

Cadence participated in the Advent celebration as a reader;  she was one of the 'Believers'.  She also managed to get in on the choir action.  It was a lovely evening to enjoy some community school spirit.

I'll save the rest for another day ... soon ... real soon!  Before you know it, there will be Santa photos!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Not a Minute to Spare!

There was a lot planned for this weekend ... too much in fact, that someone actually had to send her regrets to a couple of birthday invitations.  

Things kicked off with one of our most special visitors, Didi, and dinner out ... YAY!!!
Saturday began with our usual routine, gymnastics, but was followed by a birthday party for a friend at BP.  Pizzas and sundaes and crafts ... oh my!

And then ... the organized chaos ensued!
Our cousins arrived and the traditional Christmas festivities began...

The girls got started with their gingerbread houses under the supervision of Auntie Marnie,

while Uncle Dave worked on the tree with mommy's trusty assistant!

Some busy elf, made sure dinner was cooked and drinks were continuosly shaken, stirred and poured!
The girls did a fabulous job of decorating their homes and EVERY elf pitched in to ensure the tree was beautifully 'trimmed'.

The elves were fed, the kitchen was cleaned and Christmas entertainment (The Grinch and Charlie Brown) were provided.  A few elves, who will remain nameless, managed to enjoy some time in the tub with a stogie.

On Sunday, our tired little elf was up early for her dress rehearsal, followed later in the afternoon with the recital.  Once again she rocked the show!

We are so proud of our tiny dancer!

It's beginning to feel alot like Christmas ...
And we can't wait!

Thank you again ... all you little elves!  We could not have managed without you!!!