Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas from all of us!

For your enjoyment, one of my favorite singers with excerpts from one of my favorite films...
Our wish for you this season:  that you would know the Christ of Christmas, his love, his life, and that you may believe unto salvation.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Here comes the parade!

Our homeschool group put together an awesome float for the local Christmas parade again this year!  The theme was "The Sounds of Christmas", and to that we added "Around the World".  So the kids all dressed up in native clothes from different areas of the world.
Reagan was from Switzerland.  (No one ever looked cuter in lederhosen!)
Ellie was from Germany, with her little friend from Brazil.
Andrew dressed as a Pacific Islander, though it was a hard look to maintain once we added the cold-weather necessities! Beside him, we had a South American gaucho.
Marian, dressed in a sari, represented India.  And her friends (from right to left) were Spanish, Dutch, and Alaskan Eskimo.
We also had someone dressed as a Russian and as an American cowboy.  Anytime we can involve different costumes, the kids, of course, have a grand time.

 Each of the kids had a small American flag to wave, and one of the homeschool mothers made flags from other countries to put on posts on the float.  We also had a large inflatable globe on one trailer and music notes with the title of our float on the other trailer.  And of course, music blaring from a boss sound system thanks to our sound guy!
Is it any wonder we won Grand Prize?!?!  Woo-hoo!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy 11th, Andrew!!

So many things were happening around Drew's birthday this year, it was hard to squeeze it in!  We ended up having a couple of his friends over to play for the afternoon, then celebrating with cake and such at a local restaurant that evening.  Andrew was very pleased with his cake (the '11' was formed with KitKat bars) and downright delighted with his gift-- a long-requested remote control helicopter! 

Happy birthday, Drew!  We love you times eleven!!