New Year's Eve the kids & I went bowling with Grandma Glenna, Aunt Jessica & cousins Cade & Joel. Julia beat all the boys & Grandma beat us all. I had lots of "help" from Corbin but we all had an interesting time. Celeste slept through it all!
Friday, January 1, 2010
I found Gingerbread house kits at WalMart that were dairy free so we set to making them Sunday after Christmas. No sooner were we done building them did they try to eat them...while I was trying to take pictures of the finished product. Good thing I didn't have to change the batteries in my camera or I would have missed the whole thing!
Our church put on an Old Fashioned Christmas called the Perfect Gift complete with cookie decorating, petting zoo around a live nativity, various musical instruments, circling carolers, puppet shows, the telling of St Nicholas' story, food, Christmas trees decorated in themes by many different groups, presents that kids could wrap for parents, and much more.
Julia was really afraid of the petting zoo after her brother told her there was a big dog in there. The dog was a Great Burmese or something like that and was bigger than a shetland pony and slept the entire time (I thought it was dead). She finally got comfortable after 20 minutes of hiding under my coat. Corbin liked to chase the ducks & chickens & wasn't afraid in the slightest to pick them up by the neck & haul them around. Bless the poor animals they didn't act like they minded in the slightest!
Corbin likes to take pictures so he took one of me sitting on the couch figuring out the lesson plans for the next week.