Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This year for Christmas, we decided to use our gift card from Grandma Moore and take the family to see " A Christmas Carol" at the Hale Center Theater in Gilbert. We had a great time, the girls were well behaved and it's such a treat to do something a little different to mark an occasion like Christmas.

Sorry for the angle on this one...if anyone knows how to fix it, this stuff happens to me all the time and I don't know how to fix it! Raegan wanted her picture taken with this actress because she said their dresses matched. :)

The girls got such a kick out of being so close to the action. The Hale Center theater is a theater in the round which means the stage is in the middle and the seats surround it. We had actors and actresses right next to us singing and dancing. You could see the sweat on their faces or the smiles exchanged as someone flubbed a line. This experience will be one that the girls will talk about for Christmases to come. Thanks for the opportunity Grandma Moore!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cookies and holiday concerts

We look forward to the girls' holiday concert every year. This year, Mom was on the ball and everyone had a cute outfit with their hair done. :) Last year, I was escorting Raegan up on stage in the middle of a song. It's hit and miss.
This year, my maternal grandmother passed away and we got to keep some of her costume jewelry. She had a lot of Christmasy pieces, so everyone got to wear something of hers on their outfit for their concerts.
Raegan and Rylee both sang with their classes a medley of Christmas and holiday music. That was fun to watch.

Aubree and Kiersten both play violin in the Jr/Sr high orchestra. They also had a medley of Christmas and holiday music, but were able to participate in a quartet and duet as well. I hope they have as much fun playing as I have watching them!

We love to do sugar cookies for any holiday and have collected an army of Christmas shapes. Scott bakes them, I decorate them, and the girls help with both. YUM!

Canon decided he wanted to take part in this family tradition. He would put the coookie cutter down several times before he moved on to a different shapen making each shape impossible to move. He also ate a lot of the dough, so everything he touched had Canon cooties on it. :) In the end, we pretty much let him do whatever because he was having fun.