Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Leaves in the Sunshine

I feel like this has been a particularly cold and dreary December for Houston. It is usually chilly on and off this time of year, but it is almost always sunny and I have really missed the cheeriness the sun brings. The weekend of the 21st, my entire family was all together again and we had so much fun hanging out. It was really one of the best visits I remember in a long time. In between some of the family fun (that I will get around to blogging very soon), Preston and Addie went in the backyard to play. The sun was out finally and I ran outside to capture the pretty afternoon light while the kids entertained themselves with the leaves. These are the kinds of pictures I want to be better at taking in 2014...the things that make me smile when we are at home just doing our thing.
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Monday, December 30, 2013

Santa's Ranch

Last year our library held their annual Santa's Ranch event on a Saturday and we had to miss it, but luckily this year they were back on the Friday schedule and we were excited to go! Although disappointed there were no ponies this year, they kids still had fun making and eating the edible "crafts". Addie was the only one who got the full experience by participating in the face painting and arts and crafts, the other two opted out. We got to hang out with our buddies Brooklynn and Ian too which made it even more fun. They were all excited to check books out (we haven't been this whole school year!!!), so Ella and Preston just read their new books while Addie finished making the rounds. It was so fun to see all our old librarian buddies again. They couldn't believe how big the kids looked and it made me happy to see them so happy to see my cute kiddos :-). (and here are my itty bitties in 2011 and 2010)
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Addie requested a peregrine falcon on her cheek :-), the artist added the fish and Addie thought it was a great touch!
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We miss seeing Miss Venitha!!!
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Preston's Christmas Program

This was Preston's first and last big Christmas program. Since this was our first year at his preschool I had never seen what they do for the Christmas program and I must say my mom and I were VERY impressed!
 Preston was the Inn Keeper and though he sang the songs in the car all the time when I picked him up from school, he wasn't very into performing when he got on the stage :-).
He sure looked cute in his little costume!
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Preston with his buddy Ryan
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Preston's Christmas Party

Thursday, the 19th, was a big day for Preston! He had his Christmas party at "big" preschool and then later in the afternoon had his big Christmas program. He was so excited to see me at his school :-). The kids got to go to a special party room, eat some yummy food and do some little crafts. The kids were a little too crazy to get a good picture of the whole class together, but they had fun.
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