23 December 2011

Pre-Christmas Happenings

Before we hit Christmas I must touch on a partial list of our pre-Christmas happenings.

In my cake pop baking marathon, I made some peppermint cake pops.
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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
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We delivered our simple neighbor gifts. I'm all about simplifying this year.
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We paid a visit to the jolly old man (with a really tacky background). We waited in line to see him twice because Blake was heartbroken after the first time that he forgot to ask Santa if he had a Rudolph.
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We saw a few different displays of holiday lights.
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I got to join Blake at preschool for his Christmas party. He strategically built stairs and a landing pad for Santa on his gingerbread house.
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I continue to be so impressed with his preschool. After decorating gingerbread houses, they had a magician come in to do a Christmas magic show for the children. It was hilariously right on their level. Blake turned to me several times and exclaimed, "Mom, this magic show is SO funny." He was even picked to be the special helper after jumping up with his arm practically coming out of the socket when the magician asked for a volunteer.
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The magician turned sheets of tissue paper into a Santa hat.
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Blake wiggled his fingers and turned the blank Frosty into a colorful Frosty.
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Another night we were thoroughly entertained with Blake's Christmas program. Grandma and Grandpa flew in from Hawaii just in time to attend the performance.
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Blake was thrilled to show them his classroom before the performance began.
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He loves his buddy Brycen who also "starts with a B."
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When the children filed onto the stage, they all had cute little Rudolph noses.
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Blake waved frantically when he spotted us with smiles stretched from ear to ear.
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I was happy that he actually sang all of the songs.
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He hammed it up a little bit.
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We were so proud of our little Rudolph.
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I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the handmade ornaments from church and school that have started filling our tree, until I received this creation from Blake after his program. How could I throw these treasures away?
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5 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of Christmas fun! I love the gifts for your neighbors, it is simple and the tag is a cute touch! I might have to steal that idea from you :) The boys look so cute in all your pictures, and Blakes little suit jacket and tie is adorable! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! Oh, and I would keep every handmade ornament too!

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  2. Love all the pictures, and love your hair in that pic. Haven't seen it straight in awhile! Miss you!

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  3. cute cake pops!! and what a great neighbor gift idea! and wow-- i'm impressed with how social blake is! Quinn would have never gotten up in front of parents to sing songs-- or volunteer for the magician!! That's awesome that he is so outgoing. he is such a cute little boy.

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  4. You are so patient to wait in the line twice! That is so sweet! The cake pops look awesome! You have a lot of neighbors!

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  5. Love these pictures of Blake-he is adorable! And I agree, that was really sweet of you to get back in line for him!

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