Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Comes Alive!

To start the weekend, we attended Emma Claire's gymnastics program....it was.... well, CUTE - let me just say this, Wilson headed out onto the floor and participated and nobody was the wiser. Sixty some odd preschoolers with hoola hoops and candy canes- not very organized, but super-cute! We then ate dinner with friends at Taco Casa and drove to Gordo for "Christmas Comes Alive". It's a hayride through the Christmas story. At one point we got off the wagon and walked into a barn where there were REAL animals - sheep, goats, donkey, dog - the children loved it and we climbed up on top of hay bales and listened to carolers and the Christmas Story while watching Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus. I highly recommend this every year. We, as a family will make it a tradition - fun, quality time, portraying the TRUE meaning of the season! Wilson never said a word the whole time, he was so in awe! Such fun!





Emma Claire with her "best buds"!











Yesterday we went to a friends house for a Christmas party and look who made an appearance! We weren't sure how Wilson would act towards the big man, but he actually sat and talked to him - maybe this is a step closer to touching Big Al! I was able to get a picture (1 out of 6) with all 3 children looking at me! It was a sweet party - the children played and made an ornament and had cookies!






At this point, right when Santa walked in the door, Wilson just looked at him, then laughed hysterically!
Emma Claire, of course, wanted to be front and center at all times - she isn't afraid of anyone!



Henderson had a good time with some "new" toys!

I told the children that Santa was coming and when we drove up, this was outside and they thought this was "it" - funny how they would have been satisfied with just this! Wilson didn't want to come inside b/c he wanted to stay with Santa. Maybe there's a lesson to be learned in that - God has much better things awaiting us, if we'll just "come inside" and see!

Saturday afternoon we attended our church's Christmas Program - it was FABULOUS! Emma Claire and Patton attended and did great!

All in All a BUSY weekend, but filled with fun, meaningful, family activities! Oh, and we also ALL attended the Alabama basketball game Saturday night - it was a disappointing loss, but we had a great time!













3 comments:

MIMILEE said...

Hey Kellie!

Sounds like you all are really in the Christmas spirit! The festivities surrounding the season are so much fun. It can get quite hectic though!

Your children always look so cute!

Merry Christmas!

andi said...

You are one BUSY chic! Sounds fabulously fun!

Leigh Collins said...

Had no idea that existed! Is it just a one night thing or weekend thing? I would love to take the girls!

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!