Monday, January 2, 2017

"Christmas Spirit"

I made a to-do list on the playroom chalkboard with things to do during the Christmas season.  The name of the list was called "Christmas Spirit" and all month Palmer has been asking me how we are doing on our Christmas Spirit.  The cards have fallen where they landed and I would say that once the dust settled, the answer is that we officially did very well with our Christmas Spirit.  Our activities were accomplished, memories were made, and fun was to be had.

Gingerbread house making and PJ party with the Wonsmos family:

Mr. Charlie's first birthday: he takes after his daddy and does not like cake...
Aunt Samantha and I took a turn at teaching Palmer's class and did a lesson on what Christmas is like in Germany, complete with homemade gingerbread play dough and Palmer wearing his grandfather's childhood German lederhosen.

Christmas lights, check.  Our favorites: the Santas with Big Tex and Electric Lizzyland.

Palmer was named the "Super Stallion" for his kindergarten class, an award given once a six weeks.  Palmer could not have been more tickled with the honor and told us that his classroom clapped when his name was read over the morning announcements.

Rick and my Christmas present from Palmer.  "Palmer, where's daddy's name?" Palmer: "Oh, he can share it with you!"  (Note that I am officially the favorite parent- something I've been working towards for nearly six years.)
Christmas morning was oh so much fun this year.  Both kids were really into the presents.  Palmer was enamored with the magic of Santa and Grace was terrified every time Palmer mentioned that Santa would be coming to our house! 

The morning was filled with a pogo swing, a superman helicopter (something he received last year from Aunt Amanda and "it broke and mom put in the trash and now (Palmer) needs a new one"), a dollhouse, a doll cradle, and a new scooter.  (Note to self: Bethany, please bust out your real camera for Christmas morning next year.  These iPhone photos are unacceptable.)
Samantha and I did our annual spread for Christmas dinner and she conquered the 2014 Southern Living cover cake this year.  It was super tasty: peppermint chocolate chip!

Merry Christmas from our crazies to yours!

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