Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

Well the flurry of Christmas activities has begun! For us it began on Friday with Addie's school program. Can you find her?

She wasn't too interested in doing any of the actions......or any of the words......or smiling.....or looking into the audience. To be honest, I was surprised she even went on stage! So I was completely thrilled with her performance!
Great Job Addie!

I think Isaiah is going to be one of those kids that are crying in every picture so that people will think that he must have had a horrible childhood if their only evidence is family pictures.

Not much happier here either. What torture! Making him do a gingerbread house! What kind of parents do you have!
Although Tony did just get done decorating his lips with frosting.

So, maybe this one is legit.
Saturday was spent with Tony's side of the family. We had a birthday party for Jesus complete with a puppet show re-enactment of his birth, presents, birthday cake, and making gingerbread houses.
I used this recipe for the gingerbread. And this recipe for the icing. And was completely satisfied with both!
Sunday was the kids Christmas program at church.
Evan was a shepherd. And Addie was an angel.
They've lost their sheep and don't know where to find them. Leave them alone, and they'll come home....oh, wait. Wrong story!
There's the sheep! And now there is a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace among those with whom He is pleased!" (Addie is the one not facing the audience, or smiling, or speaking, or singing....but she's on stage! Way to go Addie!)

Next up:
Monday-our Christmas
Tuesday-Evan's program
Wednesday-over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go!
Thursday-Christmas at the farm
Friday-Christmas at Grandma Marian's
Saturday-Christmas in Iowa

Can't wait!


Grandma G said...

Your kids are so cute! Love those dimples!

summer said...

i was cracking up all throughout this post, heidi. what awesome photos! the cooper kids really are hilarious. can't wait to see all of you in just a few days!

summer said...

ps. i love addie's face in that second photo.

Mom Judy said...

Thanks for the cute pictures. They are adorable along with the comments. I could find Addie right away because I was looking for her dress. You are right, if they even go on stage that is really something. I love the gingerbread house event. Will that be a tradition? Looking forward to Christmas Eve.

Christina said...

Sounds like the best kinds of fun. :D I love your photos and narration; I had a huge grin on my face by the time I finished reading this post.