Felt So Fine

Felt So Fine

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas, indeed!!

At the risk of putting your attention spans to the test, I thought that I would share "a few" pictures that sort of show our Christmas season in a nutshell. It's been such a wonderful holiday and worth every bit of work!

We got ourselves into the holiday spirit by attending 3 sing-a-longs at the Elementary school. This is a great tradition that the school does every year. The last six days leading up to Christmas break, the school starts its day with a sing-a-long assembly. Each grade gets a day to perform for the rest of the school and their parents. There is NOTHING that gets me more excited for Christmas than this! The kids know the songs so well and it's so fun to watch them and sing with them. The school building is one of the few really OLD buildings left so it just feels like I've stepped back in time...not to mention the fact that they are actually allowed to sing "Christmas" songs! GASP!! Here is Corinne with Spencer following her program.

Paige with Daddy and Spencer on her big day.
Nicole being "shy" after her fifteen minutes of fame.

During that week we had to bake gingerbread cookies because it just isn't Christmas at our house without them. Spencer LOVED the "cream gun" and would have emptied the whole thing on that one cookie if I had let him.
We enjoyed several family parties. We went to Great Grandma Felt's house on the 21st and had a nice time visiting with Matt's cousins/aunts/uncles. Then on the 23rd we were at Josh & Brigitte's house for our party with Matt's brothers/Mom/grandparents. The kids all exchanged gifts and then had a great time with each other. On Christmas Eve Mom and Dad and G'ma Pat and Matt's grandparents came for dinner. We had a very fun evening except that Paige was really frustrated that we couldn't just go to bed already!! Claire stole the spotlight for a moment when she decided to sit up by herself for the very first time.

While Claire was busy showing off, the other kids got to open their new jammies!
We had a live nativity program and I'm pretty sure that those present would agree that it was a very moving, spiritual experience...or something like that. Here is Mary riding her donkey to Bethlehem. Joseph decided that he needed to be a horse, which isn't a bad plan in case the donkey gets tired or something, I guess.
You can see here that the shepherds were "sore afraid" of the angel. (An oscar moment if ever there was one!)
Christmas morning was great! We were able to hold them off until almost 7:20 and then the fun began!!


Marnie said...

Nancy-Remember me? Marnie Herrick? An old Tucson neighbor for a short time. How fun to find your blog. I found it on Aubrey Wilkes blog. I love the blogging scene. I'm new to it but I'm learning how fun it is to find old friends & see how much their family has changed. How cool! Wow has your family grown! You look great! How special to have such a large family! Feel free to check out my blog at Herrick4@blogspot & maybe we can correspond more. What a special treat to find your blog. Boy do the kids grow fast! We were just reminiscing this am about Tucson as we drove 90 miles to a church meeting in the snow & ice. We had such great friends in Tucson! Take care! Marnie Herrick

Haley L said...

Wow! I'm impressed with your photos! Looks like you guys had a great day.

Lori Lou said...

Looks like you guys had a great Holiday! I miss you guy a ton!

Annie said...

I remember the wellsville elementary singing! It's been what, 25 years since I was in school, but what great memories! It looks like the kids had a great christmas! We wish we could have been there for the parties. One more Christmas here and then hopefully we'll be there for it!

Barbara said...

What a great mom you are!!!!

MEJ said...

I love the "sore afraid" picture! Syd wore the same pjs as Claire on Christmas morning. :) Looks like your holidays were fun!