Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas is Almost Here...

Even Titus is ready...

James turns 12 years old on Sunday... my Christmas baby... We told him we would just celebrate all week (ha). Tuesday evening, he opened his gift from us (while grandparents were still in town)...

An iPod touch... he was ecstatic...
Wednesday afternoon, Tony and I caught Joshua in the First Grade Christmas showcase...
Joshua was back row central and adorable...



Smiling with his classmate and friend, Charlie...
The kids are now officially out of school until 2012... On Thursday, we did a little Christmas baking and decorating...


Showing off their masterpieces...






We look forward to seeing family for a few days after Christmas... James' birthday wish (he mentions in the video) was for Aunt Jess and Uncle Rick to come home from Afghanistan... That wish came true and we will all be together for Christmas at my parents house next week. Jess texted me this picture of them driving down from New York yesterday... First time we will all be together (my 3 sisters & their families) in three years I believe...
This Friday morning, Titus joined a couple kiddos trying to eat their breakfast in peace (ha). He thinks he is just as entitled to sit at the table as the rest of us... oh my.

We have three additional little girls at our house this morning while their parents move into seminary housing. My kids are having a blast playing barbies, Nintendo DS and squirrels (in the girls' room hidden half closet)...

Today we also await the arrival of sweet friend, Stephanie from New Orleans, who is in the state to visit her family... The girls and I are particularly looking forward to afternoon tea and scones... Tony, meanwhile, has taken James out for some man/boy time... Too many girls in the house for them (ha)...

Video below: Singing "Happy Birthday" to James...
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Video below: Joshua decorating his cookies with Jana...
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Video below: Joshua and fellow first graders singing "O, Christmas Tree"
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We hope you and your family have a very
Merry Christmas!!!

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