Monday, December 15, 2008

My Baby's First Christmas Program

My baby took part in his first Christmas program last night! He looked so cute in his little Shepard gear! I was so proud of him for marching up there on that stage and smiling so nicely for the crowd, holding that microphone so proudly...and not saying a word! He was so stage struck, that the line he had been practicing for weeks, would not come out. He was supposed to say, "red and white poinsettias, decorate our homes." Which, he would do for us at home, and I was so impressed that my little not-yet-four-year-old was able to say poinsettias! I was so excited about the evening, that I made sure the video camera was all charged and ready to go, but what I didn't check was to make sure we had enough film! Oh, well, footage of playing with the dog is not nearly as important as my baby's first Christmas program, so it was taped over! It was such a cute show, and Jonathan did sing the songs and do the hand motions, so all was well in the end.
Don't ask me what is up with the swinty face, because I have no idea...but he would not smile normally for some crazy, I am nervous as all get out reason!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Cyber Monday!

Do you have your Christmas tree up yet? I worked hard this past weekend to get up the outdoor lights (okay, so my husband actually did that part and I was more of an organizer) then we all worked at putting up the tree and decorating it.
I did manage to get some shopping done too, but the majority of the weekend was spent putting up the Christmas tree and lights. Jonathan was a big help....

Here are some of my favorite ornaments on my tree this year...

We bought this at Bronner's...absolutely LOVE that place! I am a sucker for red barns, and if they have snow on them...perfect! This was hand-painted and is one of my favorites year after year.

This is another Bronner's buy. I love the cute little mitten...and love that my little one's name is scripted so beautifully! You can order these on their website, by the way.

I have totally jumped on the wordy bandwagon. I have little sayings all over my house, so why not on my tree? I got these at the Christmas Shops in New Carlisle. I have the HO HO HO and NOEL....but they have others too.

When we were all done, Jonathan and I enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate together and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Since the tree is up, he thinks Santa is coming every night...I hope his excitement doesn't wear off during the month!