Thursday, December 30, 2010

WHITE CHRISTMAS...well, close enough!

The weatherman was calling for a white christmas....and he was actually very close! ha! We had about 4-5 inches here in Charlotte, starting around 7PM Christmas day! We didn't wake up to it Christmas morning, but hey, we did the next day! So beautiful! The kids enjoyed playing in it and having some hot chocolate when they came in from the cold! 

Santa brought sleds so it was perfect timing! We made our own little ghetto sledding hill out of our steps (see video). 

And we pulled the kids around by strapping the sled up to a chord. 

We also had fun making a snowgirl that was Hannah's snow twin "Anna". haha! 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day 2010!

Christmas morning at home....

Christmas "lupper" (lunch/supper) at Mimi's...

Emily's boyfriend Jeremy brought over a special surprise!)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church Christmas Pageant

We have been visiting the church I grew up in, Hickory Grove Presbyterian. Its a church that you know that you can always call home. My grandmother, my kids great-grandmother, is still an active member. We love that we can come to church and worship with her every Sunday. Not to mention that its right down the street!  Anyway, Hannah has fallen right in and made some new friends and loves seeing others she already knows. 
This year she also practiced very hard every Sunday for a very special Christmas Pageant. They were all ornaments. Hannah and some of the smaller kiddos that didnt have speaking parts were "Souvenier" Ornaments, which meant they could choose whichever costume they wanted! ....What does this mean for Hannah and several girls?! PRINCESS TIME! ;) Yet another use for the costume! Love it! They all did a SUPER job and were excellent singers. Very special memories made for them and us!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

...let the Christmas festivities begin!

This is Hannah's last year of 4 year old preschool. We are enjoying every moment of her still being small. ;) Here are some pictures and moments from her Christmas pageant at school. They sang and danced and truly were little angels!

Mimi and GG came to see the play! 

 Ethan loved watching "ISSY" up on stage! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Visiting the Farm....

Visiting Papa John's farm is always fun! He's been wanting us to come see the new addition to his animals. He now has a donkey, which Hannah and Ethan's cousins named "Cocoa" :) We played on the hill, fed Cocoa, and took our normal ride on the tractor with Papa. 

 ....And its never a day of fun till Hannah' been in a tree! ha!

 View of the farm....