As your children grow older Chrisfmas becomes the busiest time of the year. It no longer is just cute school programs, but it turns into 4H, Girl Scouts, Christmas caroling and other. I love to be busy but I most of all love to be busy watching my children interact, learn, volunteer and just celebrate.
Last Sunday Charli was in the local Christmas parade with her Girl Scout Troop. Their float was, "Sweet Memories" and was the absolute most adorable float that passed by. The Mothers worked so hard at making a cute project and one of the Dad's made the gingerbread home soloy for this ever. Not only do they get huge props for this task but they also won an award.
It was freezing that day and Bryar had a slight disappointment that they do not throw candy at this parade for safety concerns. I have no idea how us adults ever made it as children. Bryar did love seeing everyone go by and trying to say, "Merry Christmas" which more than less sounded like "be be berry ta ta" It was adorable though so I made him say it three trillion times.
The same week after school we went Christmas caroling at Hospice. A few days before sweet Charli had asked what Hospice was and we did inform her of the truth but by the time we started singing to a patient she was already fighting back tears. My little cowgirl truly has a heart the size of Texas. She did enjoy the time learning new songs and singing with friends. Afterwards we enjoyed a supper and ice cream at Cluver's with other Cloverbud's.
Charli Beth was in her school play and took on her first small speaking role. Their play was "Christmas in the O.K. Corral" and they dressed as cowboys and cowgirls. Charli said that it was totally her style.
She is the one in the white shirt with brown bandana. Their little songs and dances were so cute.
She spoke loud and slow so all could hear her lines. The play went on perfectly!
Today the kids and I are making ornaments and sugar cookies for Santa as e comes to visit. Even though we started shopping early. I cannot believe how fast Christmas has snuck up on us this year. It still feels like it should be July.
We have had two sick little ones on and off for weeks. I pray that we can have a wonderful healthy Christmas and celebrate the savior being born upon this special night.