Wednesday, September 26, 2012
As you can see, Melody is holding a paper doll in most of these pics. This is Flat Lauren. Melody's cousin, Lauren, sent Flat Lauren to us so we could take her on some adventures, take some pictures of Flat Lauren with us and then write a letter to Lauren's class about some of the things we did. Luckily, Lauren had us do this or there would be no evidence that we celebrated Christmas at all last year! We took Flat Lauren with us to a Christmas party and then to the Temple to look at the lights. (we did some other things later, but after Christmas)
As far as the rest of Christmas, Melody and I went to Safford in time for our family Christmas Eve dinner, nativity program, and Christmas Jar delivery. I love it because it sets the mood for Christmas and I love just being with my family.
Posted by Alene at 10:50 PM
In December it was time for the Christmas concert again. I love hearing the kids sing and I love, even more, how excited Mel and Erik were to practice their songs for the concert. My personal favorite was "Christmas is Coming and We Are Getting Fat". Mel and Erik would sing this one over and over on the way home from school and would even let me join in sometimes because, after a few hundred times, I had it memorized too! The kids all did a great job and they are excited for next year because the 4th graders get to play the recorder for one of their songs. Since I am writing this so late, I can say the recorder practicing is going strong. I had to put a stop to practicing in the car...my ears couldn't take it anymore ...but I am sure this year's concert will be great!
Posted by Alene at 10:30 PM
Monday, September 24, 2012
After Mel's Bday party we cleaned up and got everything back home and then took off to the school for the fall festival. I worked at a game booth and let Mel go with her friends to play all the games and in the bounce house and go down the huge slide. I was lucky and there was a lull at the booth I was working at and I got a picture of Mel climbing the rock wall. For some reason, I didn't take any other pictures. It was an interesting weather day and ended up getting hot! But, the festival was fun and successful and the kids always say, "NO!" when it is over and can't wait for next year to have it again. I love this school and the good friends Melody has here!
Posted by Alene at 11:53 AM
After that, it was time for the pinata...it was a black cat (Mel's birthday is just a couple days after Halloween so Halloween seems to blend into some of her bday decor :). That cat was HARD to break. All the kids had a couple rounds at hitting it and it didn't break at all so Jason and Nick (they were kind and came and helped) each got a turn and finally it broke open. There was candy for all and then it was time for cupcakes and presents. Melody was spoiled and got lots a nice presents. We managed to squeeze all the fun in and finished right on time for parents to come and pick kids up for their next event...the fall festival! It was a fun day and I was glad that all the kids had so much fun playing games at the park and I am SO glad that Melody has such wonderful friends!
Posted by Alene at 11:42 AM