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Friday, April 28, 2017

Christmas 2017

Looking for the perfect tree in Grandpa's back field

So, we don't do Elf on a Shelf.  I'm just not comfortable with a little elf spying on children reporting all their misbehaviours back to Santa.  So instead we do "Elfie" our own version.  Elfie comes around the beginning of December, just like Elf on a Shelf and Elfie gets up to mischief each night, well, at least each night that I remember to do something with him!!!  Elfie however, looks for all the good things Grace does.  He leaves notes each morning telling her what he noticed.  So far, it's working great for us!  One little gliche this year however.  Mommy misplaced Elfie.  I don't know where he went because he wasn't in our Christmas decorations like he should have been.  So I had to think fast and create Sparkle, Elfie's friend!  On this particular evening, Sparkle got out Grace's homework and got busy!  Everyone thought he did a great job, even the teacher!

Celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas with chocolate letters at Grandma and Grandpa's

Decorating the tree with our favourite ornaments

Setting up the Nativity.  Grace moves the characters around regularly, setting up sorts of interesting arrangements!

Christmas baking can get a little messy!!!!lol

Concert night at school! 

This is one of the ornaments Grace made at school this year.  I love its simplicity!  And I love that it's totally her own creation!
Sprinkling reindeer food out on the snow on Christmas Eve.  Oh the excitement!!!!!

Grace participated in the pageant for her first time this year.  She was beside herself with excitement all day and was a fantastic angel!!!!  Such a precious moment for me, I was so proud!

Having a little fun.... sharing a Christmas treat moment!

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