Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wow, I've been away for a long time!  I've had the best intentions....every week, the item "write new blog" appears on my "to do" list, but this holiday season appears to have really knocked my best intentions all out of whack!

We've had a busy last couple of weeks.  Some of the our family activities, in no particular order, include kindergarten class parties (4 of them in one week, not counting the winter carnival!), performing for the MOPS group, attending the church Advent Night, a cookie baking/swapping party with friends, the twins' birthday party, bringing home the class "pet" (each twin), visiting Santa, traveling to see family, 2 ravioli days, and Christmas, with all that entails.  Whew!  Here is a kind of a photo journal synposis of the last month:

Abby and Fleegle, the class "pet", enjoying hot chocolate. (Each kid in class brings the stuffed animal home for a weekend, then writes a journal page about what they did.)

Emma and Fleegle, the very next week, at the school Winterfest carnival.

Katie, performing at the MOPS Christmas party.

Abby and Emma, with turning six!

Our Santa picture, after a long wait in line.  Maddie hadn't had a nap wonder she's not happy!

All four kindergarten classes, performing at the school Christmas concert.  Fortunately, it was just kindergarten, or we might still be there.

Katie and Abby, decorating gingerbread cookies for the first time.  Lots of fun, and less mess than I thought it would be.

Sprinkling "reindeer food" on the front lawn, Christmas Eve night.

Brianna and Brittany, hanging their stockings "by the chimney with care."

The quietest moment of our entire Christmas Day...waiting to go downstairs to see what Santa brought.

Learning to roller skate...thanks Santa!

Maddie, enjoying our movie day.

Various shots of ravioli day, as captured by the girls.  Top to bottom:  Tori and Abby, Tori rolling pasta dough, and Sydney, cutting ravioli.

My hope is that as you look back on 2010, you have many memories to cherish, and that looking forward to 2011, you will make many more.

From our family to yours, a very Happy New Year!

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