Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tis the Season

It is so nice to have a Saturday at home! Dennis and the girls went outside this morning to help Gramma put some Christmas lights up out there. Grampa and Gramma also set up the Christmas tree this afternoon and we put the few special ornaments that we've kept on the tree this evening. It seems a little early to me as usually I don't allow myself to decorate for Christmas until December begins. This year I had the thought that if this is the last Christmas we'll celebrate in Canada for quite some time it would be nice to make the most of it.

The girls have been working on more artwork lately. Squeaky likes writing stories. Often she'll write them on paper and illustrate them with cute pictures of bunnies and kangaroos (two of her favorite things). Sometimes we does the stories on her board and we have to take pictures before she deletes one page to go on to another. Here's the latest:

Do you need an interpretation? It says, "Once upon a time there was a palace filled with gold." The little circles are coins, there is also a pearl necklace and two sets of earrings.

Button is getting very good at drawing her little guys.

Last weekend we participated in an outdoor play here called the "Trek to Bethlehem". We played the part of a family who stopped for a rest around a fire on the side of the road to Bethlehem. This basically consisted of us dressing all up in long robes and eating as much as we could as fast as we could before different groups came through and we had to say our lines. It was fun and the girls enjoyed all the special treats.

On the second night Winnie came up to me and gleefully showed me this granola bar. She was so pleased to have found it on the ground. I stuck it in my bag thinking it was one of the ones I had brought along with us. When we got home, I realized that it was a different brand! Since our station at the trek had been next to the bandits Dennis thought it was pretty funny to think that perhaps Winnie had robbed the bandits.
I suppose that little story could have been written more cleverly. I am too tired to do make anything sound clever. I apologize to you gentle reader, if you are disappointed.

Good night!


Anonymous said...

it's good to cut my hair!! :) such a cute kid!! Thanks for blogging for us!! Merry Christmas.

Glidewell Family said...

Time to get a journal for Squeaky.

You know they say the boys right of passage is to flush something that doesn't belong down the toilet. I think that a girls right of passage is to cut their own hair. LOL

pat ve said...

No need to apologize for the non-cleverity of your blog. One picture is worth 1000 words and so you published 11,000. Love those pictures. I wasn't sure if the girl in the kitchen with the gloves on was Squeaky or Winnie.
Those are good pictures and such treasures to this grandma. Love you all so much.

Kate said...

"Scissors!" So funny! Watched it twice! Love the pictures of the girls and the girls' pictures! Happy Christmas! :)

Jean said...

I see you posted this while we were away and I'm just now getting around to looking at it. All the pictures are so cute.

Christmas will be so exciting for your girls having all the grand parents together for the occasion.