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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Preparations 2015

The story of Christmas 2015 will have to span over a few posts, it was so busy!!!!  Grace had a great time getting into the Christmas spirit, and as much as I thought 3 year olds experiencing Christmas was the best thing in life, 4 year olds are even better!!! 
Here are a few highlights of the early preparations.

Our first attempt at a Santa visit this year.  Here we are at the fundraising fair at the hospital.  I was excited thinking we might have success.  Santa was in a room all by himself, no loud noises, no lights, no other people.  No line up and only $2 to take your picture with the big guy.  Mrs. Clause met us at the doorway and that was it.  She was just so unhappy to be anywhere near him!  Thankfully it got better as the weeks went on!

Santa Claus parade #1. 

Santa Claus parade #2 and 3.  As much as I like our town's night time parade, I like to see one in the daytime as well.  I figure it's free entertainment and Grace will only be totally into it for another 4-5 years max so we went to three!  The third one was actually by accident but enjoyed just the same, especially since my sister in law and nephew were in one of the bands!

Grace and I went to a Christmas festival in a small town.  It was a very mild evening which made it so enjoyable.  Grace's favourite part of course was the music.  She danced the night away on the street!

Funny enough, after all the screaming about Santa a few weeks back, that night at the festival, she walked in and climbed right up on Santa's knee, happy as anyone!  I will never figure this girl out!!lol

Getting the Christmas tree from Grandpa's back field and driving the Gator!

Santa Train fun.  Still not too sure about the big guy!

Writing her letter to Santa.  She asked for high heels (lol!!) a guitar and a yo-yo.  Well rounded wish list I think!

More photos and stories to come!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas concert 2015

So, I feel like I've waited my whole life for this moment.  My daughter's first Christmas concert at school, a rite of passage for any mom.  It was so worth the wait! 

For weeks Grace has told me about the upcoming concert, where I was to sit, who should come, how it would all go down behind the curtain before the show started.  One thing she was a little confused about however was when her opportunity would come to talk with the microphone.  She repeatedly informed me that she would be talking with the microphone, demonstrating what she would say to the audience.  Naturally as you can imagine I was a little nervous as the curtain opened but thankfully Grace was no where near a microphone!!!lol

You may notice a few things throughout the video - she knew exactly where my mom and I were sitting and looks right at us, especially when she felt she needed to point out our friends sitting in another part of the gym.  So funny to see her trying to talk to me while on stage, pointing.  Eventually she joined in the singing of the Hippopotamus song!

We ended the evening with a trip to "Old McDonald's" for a coffee and treat.  Grace was exhausted falling into bed late, but still had a hard time getting to sleep as she was so excited about her stage debut!