Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Fun - Disney on Ice, Holiday Train, Christmas Musical, Date Nights

Family Picture after Summer's musical (oh, Colton! ;) )
 We have had a busy two weeks of the never ending Christmas-time to-do list and Christmas time fun!  I do have to say that one of my favorite parts has been talking about and reading the Christmas story with my oldest two...their interest in the story (especially Colton's as he "discovers" the meaning of Christmas) is so filled with excitement as they ask me to tell the story over and over again!  I hope to fill our remaining two weeks before Christmas with many more conversations and retellings of the story of Jesus coming to earth as we strive to keep Christ at the center of Christmas.  Anyway, here are a few things we have been up to lately...

Disney On Ice 

Last week we went to a morning show of Disney on Ice!  Because it was held only a block or two from Paul's work, he was able to duck out of work for a bit and join us.  Colton was especially excited that Disney Cars Lightning and Mater were there! The whole show was very creative and fun!

Here is a video of Lightning and Mater on the ice:

Holiday Train

Daddy and Colton had a "boys outing" to see the holiday train as is passed into town while we girls were at Summer's musical practice.  Colton loved it!

Here is a video Paul took:

Christmas Musical

Summer has been ecstatic about being in her Christmas musical!  She absolutely loved her practices and was so excited that she wanted to invite EVERYONE to come see it! She made invitations and all-by-herself handed them out to the neighbors while I watched from the window.  I can't believe how outgoing she is!  She went out multiples times on multiple days because she didn't just want to put the invitations in people's mailboxes - she wanted to tell each of them ALL about it!

Summer's invitation

Going door to door inviting people to her musical (while I watched from the window!)

Ready for the morning show!
Summer was in the choir (front row, 2nd from right)

Colton was a sheep (front right)
We were all blessed by the many people that came to see Summer, including our amazing friends Mr. Chris, Ms. Jessi, Hannah, Melanie, and baby Carter....

Grandma and Grandpa T and Uncle Javonte came!

Grandma Kirkwood came!

Grandpa Kirkwood came!
Mr. Ken (our Neighbor) came!

Summer's friend Adelyn and family (Ms. Kaity, Mr. Luc, Ian and Lincoln) came!

Here is a little clip of one of Summer's songs - she had EIGHT to learn the motions and words to, and did a great job!  The directors purposely put her between two of the boys that love to goof around to help keep them apart, and she did a great job holding her own and focusing on the director despite their crazy antics ;) - she gets a lot of practice dealing with goofy boys from her brother!

Date Nights!

 I don't have any pictures, but Paul and I have gotten to go on TWO date nights the past two weeks with the best babysitters around!  The first Friday night Grandma and Grandpa K babysat while we had a fun Christmas date at the Cheesecake Factory - best part - uninterrupted conversation (and of course delicious food!!).  The second Friday night Grandma and Grandpa T babysat while we went to a young adult church white elephant exchange Christmas party - we are so grateful for such wonderful friends!


Kristin Bjorklund said...

Love Colty's face during the Cars on ice. :) And that train is so cool - I want to go see it next year. :)

Jill said...

Cutest kiddos ever! :) Summer was just an angel during her musical and there never was a cuter sheep than Colty. :)

The Baum Family said...

Love this update! Looks like they were adorable in the musical! Wish we could have been there!

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