Monday, December 04, 2006
Another Parade... and another
This weekend we went to our 2nd and 3rd parade of the season. More parades than I've gone to my entire life! Isabella was so cute at both of them. At the one on Saturday night, she was expecting them to throw her candy so she would yell "I want candy!" "Throw me candy!".... until we finally told her they weren't going to throw any. Then she just kept waving and yelling other silly things. At one point she was yelling "Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas,..... (and then as if she just remembered) I HAVE A CHRISTMAS TREE AT HOME!" Then on Sunday, she and her little friend Makenna had fun getting the gobs of candy they threw out (Daddy might have enjoyed this a little bit too. :) It was really like Halloween because kids had bags full of candy to take home. Surprisingly Amelia did very well at these parades, last week she was afraid of all the noise, but I guess she's become an old pro now. We really are into all the busyness of the season, and I'm hoping to enjoy as much of it as I can. One of the main reasons I try and get all my Christmas shopping done early is so we can do as much Christmasy stuff as possible. We had the parades, then tonight I want to take Isabella to the library to hear a Christmas story and make a gingerbread cookie, we want to go see a gingerbread village, a lights display, they've got a couple things downtown we want to check out, possibly a carriage ride in a little town not far from here, a progressive dinner with our youth group, church play, and then all the normal fun stuff at home. I love CHRISTMAS!!! Of course, in the midst of all the fun activities, we have other "busyness" as well. I just got done sewing a couple things for someone else, then I made the bib overalls for my girls, then I have a couple other things I would like to make for them, I have a couple more things to make for someone else, I have some Christmas presents to make and then last night at church our choir director's wife asked if I would make angel costumes for the cantata -- 12 of them!!! I'm hoping to find wings to buy and then I will do the no sew or little sewing outfits. Unless anyone out there has any other great ideas for making these cheap and easy. If I can't find wings at the dollar store or somewhere like that, I'm going to make them out of cardboard I guess and spray paint them gold -- cardboard doesn't sound so great to me, but I don't have time to do anything else in 2 weeks. My problem is I'm kind of a perfectionist, so I'm going to want them to at least look kind of cute. And Isabella is one of the angels, so she has to look adorable. :) We also decorated our tree this weekend, but I'll post those pictures later. Hope everyone else is enjoying the season as much as we are!!! Anyone else have Christmas activities they are looking forward to?