Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Church Christmas Program

The kids' church chior has been sang every Sunday of Advent, and each Sunday a different child has sang a solo.  Reese sang the solo on the third Sunday of Advent.  We practiced and practiced and boy, was she nervous!  But she did not let her nerves get the best of her!  I can't even describe how proud I was!  I know her voice isn't the best (and I hope she doesn't get mad at me if she ever reads this years down the road), but that morning, she sounded like an angel.

I have no idea what is wrong with Cru....haha!

That same Sunday was their Christmas program.  Our church music director does such a wonderful job coordinating our program.  So very thankful for her!

Sheep buttin' heads with Cow!  That little sheep was ornery!

We had a long day of moving the day before, so Daddy and Grandpa Dell stayed home with Evee and worked on things at the new house.

Very proud of these two.  Sometimes I never know how they'll do, mainly Cru.  He kept saying he didn't want to sing and he didn't want to be a cow because it was too itchy, but they both performed great and were rewarded with numerous cookies afterwards!  I'm speaking mainly about Cru, yet again.  He kept grabbing two cookies at a time, taking one bite, then telling me the cookie hurt his head and he needed to chose a different one.  That kid!

School Christmas Programs

Both Reese and Cru had their Christmas program on the same night.  The pre-school and pre-k kids were the opening act.  Love their spirit and enthusiasm!

Making his grand entrance!

I had the perfect view of our handsome little man until Mr. Baldy decided to sit in the aisle and video tape the entire thing.  It is what it is.

Cru was so funny during the program!  Ms. Becky must have been counting 1-2-3 before each song because Cru counted with her each time.  Then, as soon as each song was over, he was the first to start the surprise there since he's always the first to start the applause at church as well.

K-6th grade actually put on a play this year!  It ran a bit long, but wonderful none the less!  Their hard word definitely showed and paid off!

I hate that the picture above is blurry, but I wanted to share anyways....Reese was so into the music!  Every time a new song started, she looked my way and busted a move!  That's my girl!

Reese with some of her girl friends - Ava, Reese, Teighlor, and Josie

The girls weren't the only ones posing....

I wish I would have gotten a better shot of these boys!  Hilarious!

This is my favorite picture from the holidays!  For me, it doesn't get much better than seeing these smiles.  I've really struggled lately with knowing how to parent and how to handle the challenges they bring me each day; it's somewhat put me in a funk.  But when I see these smiles I'm reminded I won't get these days back, so I need to do my best at making the best of them.

Kansas Weather

We thoroughly enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather that Kansas provided most of the month of December....

Big sister is pouting in the background.

But I have to admit, it was fun to finally experience what December is supposed to be like in Kansas!

Our new home!

While big sister and I were making snowballs, little man was being a weeny pouting because his hands were cold.  I really can't blame him though, poor guy doesn't have any gloves, so we layered two pairs of Reese's.  They worked for about 2.5 seconds.

So....we resorted to another pair of Reese's.  Luckily, he got a super warm pair of his own for Christmas!

Evee loved her first time in the snow!

Did not want anything to do with wearing her hat or gloves, but wanted everything to do with picking up as much snow as possible!

Thank you, Kansas, for enabling us to experience all the weather patterns of the seasons! But if it's not too much to ask, bring us an early spring!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Everlee's First Haircut

Everlee has been rockin' the mullet for quite some time now!

Don't get me wrong, she's definitely adorable with it....

but the poor child needed it cleaned up a bit!

When I put her in the chair, she immediately started crying.  But the tears shut off as soon as Jamie gave her a sucker.

First snip!

Getting the full salon experience!

And the after shot...

Ok, I realize it's still somewhat of a mullet, but Jamie assured me her sides would be caught up with back by the summer, then she will have the cutest bob....I'm holding her to that!

But really, it turned out adorable and definitely looks so much better.

We love this sweet girl so incredibly much!  Can't believe she'll be two in just over a month!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's moving week.

Actually, let me rephrase that, it's frantically packing week then move it all in a less than 24 hour time period.

Jealous, huh?

We (as in Chet, his dad, and my dad) spent all last Saturday packing as much as possible...

The rest of us made a super cool dance floor and cut a rug like nobody's business!

And the one straggler found her spot in the trailer not to be forgotten....

 Actually, she thought this would be a really good place to poop :)

We also pulled out the McDonald's drive thru.

I think this is it for a while.

Ok, back to packing, then taking kids to school in the morning, refrigerator shopping, running all the errands that come with moving, picking kids up, packing with three kids all afternoon, then watching kids' school Christmas program.....jealous again, huh?