Tuesday, December 21, 2010

~Christmas Picture~

I feel terrible......Hannah is 6 years old and this is the first year since she was born that we didn't take a Christmas picture and send it out as our Christmas card. I don't know what it is about this year but I just couldn't get my ducks in a row. Anyway, here are my sweet kids in their Christmas outfits. Thanks Nan!!!

1st Grade Christmas Breakfast

Hannah's Christmas party at school was a breakfast....what a great idea! Sugar the kids up and leave them at school! ha! The had quite the spread for breakfast.....powdered donuts, christmas cookies and some fruit. Oh yeah, and Capri Suns to drink! :-) The kids had a blast. Mrs. Watts gave them each a gift (a stuffed reindeer with christmas activity book) and they performed Silent Night in sign language for us. Too precious! The kids seemed to have a great time.

Mrs. Hannah getting her breakfast....
......eating breakfast.....

Isaac got some food too....he loves getting to go to Hannah's parties.

....eating more of her breakfast.....

Here are some pics of the kids doing sign language.

Showing off her gift from Mrs. Watts.
Hannah and Ava
Hannah and Desarae

Ava, Desarae and Hannah (and Isaac wanted in bad!)
The girls are so sweet to pose with Isaac. Hannah has some really sweet friends!
Hannah and Isaac had such a good time at the Christmas party. And of course the kids are soooo excited that this was their last day of school for 2 weeks!!!! Let the fun begin!

Cookin' Up Christmas

I have been so impressed with our Childrens Choir this year at First Baptist. They have worked so so so hard on this Christmas program and you can certainly tell. They did an amazing job! There are a little over 50 kids in the choir and they just sang their hearts out for Jesus! These pictures are dark and a little blurry but they are all I could get.

I am so thankful to have a daughter who loves so much to sing about Jesus! And thanks to Mrs. Raydell Barbry and all her helpers for the work they put in to our little Treble Makers!

Santa's Open House

Every year a wonderful couple, Bill & Pat Fant, host Santa's Open House. They have Santa come to their house and invite several kids to come see him there. They serve snacks and drinks as well. They are amazing for doing this every year. Hannah begins checking the mail after Thanksgiving for their invitation. She looks forward to this every year.
Isaac totally surprised me when Santa walked thru the front door. He ran up to him and gave him a big hug. Every time before now that he has seen Santa, he runs back to me and buries his head in my lap/leg. Here is Isaac with Santa....shockingly enough, he climbed right up in his lap and said he wants grapes for Christmas. Yes, my silly boy only wants grapes. :-)
He was trying so hard to get down because he wanted to sit on the little santa stool Mrs. Pat had in the room....silly boy!

Hannah loves getting to see friends that she hasn't seen in quite a while.

Makinley, Madison, Hannah and Ryan

The kids always climb the stairs and then slide down on their bottoms. :-) Isaac LOVES this game!

Hannah told Santa that she wants a Taylor Swift barbie doll this year for Christmas. Pretty short list!

Here are my sweet kids smiling with Santa! :-)

A Christmas Carol.....Revisted

This year First Baptist put on a huge Christmas play called "A Christmas Carol....Revisted". It was the coolest thing! They put a twist to the original adding the true meaning of Christmas.....Jesus! I was absolutely blown away by the talent in our church. They changed the area in front of the Perfoming Arts Center to look like a Dickens village. They had carts that had cookies and hot chocolate. Hannah was asked to be a caroler out front. She was soooo excited. Nan made Hannah's beautiful dress and cape. She had such a blast!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!

Hi, my name is Wendy and I am a Christmas addict.
Some say I have a real problem but I just love Christmas!! I am pretty sure I have passed my love of this holiday to my Hannah. We decided it was time to put up the trees. I don't host Thanksgiving celebrations at my house so what is the harm, right? We always go to both sets of parents on Thanksgiving. Anyway, we put the trees up Sunday night and decided to decorate them tonight. We have Mommy & Daddy's tree in the living room and Hannah & Isaac's tree in the dining room. Hannah and Isaac get to decorate their tree from top to bottom WITHOUT any help from Mom & Dad. She had so much fun! Isaac helped a little but not a whole lot. Then Hannah helped me decorate my tree.

As Isaac would say......TADA!!!

The kids finished product!!

The kids wanted pictures taken in front of the other tree too.

I can't believe how tall Hannah has gotten....I remember when she was much shorter and you could see almost all of the tree behind her. She is growing way too fast.
My silly boy making silly faces.

Happy Thanksgiving and an early Merry Christmas to all!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween 2010

WONDER WOMAN!!! To my surprise Hannah decided she wanted to be Wonder Woman this year.....we sprayed her hair black (not a mistake we will make again!) and she looked great! Brian even fixed her up with a Laso of Truth! She had so much fun!

Isaac was Mario....and DID NOT want his picture taken. He didn't want to wear his hat....he didn't want the mustache drawn on. I practically had to hold him down while his dad drew with my eyeliner. He ended up looking soooo cute and kept his hat on but not until the camera was put away. He is so silly.

We went to our churchs Fall Festival but it was crazy and I didn't get many pictures. Hannah left with her friend Emily A. and went to Sonic to get a free hotdog and coke! She then went trick-or-treating with her and had a blast. We picked her up after the Fall Festival and took the kids trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. Crazy! All in all, we had a wonderful Halloween!

1st Grade Halloween Party

This was our first classroom party of the new school year. Hannah was very excited! They got back to the classroom a little early so Mrs. Watts read them a story while we waited for the other parents to arrive.

The kids got to go to their desks where a treat bag awaited them! They had a blast looking thru all of the candy they were getting, as well as the little toys. They also felt very big because they got to go to the "goodies" table and only put on their plate what they wanted. They were so cute being "big kids" and fixing their own plates. In the picture below Ms. Hannah is enjoying her cupcake.

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After all the kids had fixed their plates, I let Isaac pick out a cookie and he sat in a big chair and ate it up! He looked like he had gotten in a fight with the cookie and the cookie won! Ha!

Just another picture of my sweet Hannah showing me the pumpkin she picked out at the United Methodist Church Pumpkim Patch. The kids had taken a field trip there earlier that week. One of the fun things they did at the party was to decorate their own little pumpkins. What a great idea!

After Isaac had his cookie & juice he went to the mat and laid down. He cracks me up! He just rolled around and around.

He ended up on the carpet where stories are read. He just laid there for a while. :-) Silly Boy!

Hannah decorating her pumpkin.......

The girls taking a break from decorating to socialize, of course!
Hannah & Emilee W.
....shhhh, let me tell you a secret.....

hahahaha Aren't we funny Mom?!?

Hannah & Ava (still doing the crazy bunny ears thing)

Finally! The finished product.....Hannah's decorated pumpkin! You can't really see it too well but she drew on it with crayons and her dry erase marker. You can see the face better in person.

Hannah & Desiree
(Hannah usually towers over everyone in her class but this year there are 4 people taller than her!)

I lost Isaac at one point during the party.....I found him playing with the clock at the front of the class. He loved this clock!

After playing a bit, Isaac stood in front of Hannah's desk and ate her food while she did a little more decorating on the pumpkin.

Now for a group shot! I wish I could remember all of these sweet little faces but I know by the end of the year I will be able to name them all off! Here is Hannah with many of her new little friends.

And last but certainly not least....the wonderful Mrs Watts!!! She is a treasure! Hannah adores her....and so do Brian and I!

I guess "bunny ears" are extremely funny in the 1st grade because the kids thought it would be hilarious to put "bunny ears" on Mrs. Watts.....silly kids!

I don't know the little boy on the left's name but the taller one is Bry.....and Hannah in the middle.

Hannah trying to collect Isaac so we could help clean up the classroom and leave....he had a blast and didn't want to go!

Mrs. Watts did an amazing job getting this party planned and I was so happy to get to help her set up and clean up. This is by far one of the funnest parts of my "stay at home mom" job! I love being in Hannah's classroom and getting to build a relationship with her friends and teacher. I look forward to the time I get to do this for Hannah and Isaac!