Monday, December 29, 2008

Teepees, Digital Cameras and Bikes, OH MY!

This was a fantastic Christmas. Cindy and Ryan and their girls made the drive up from Georgia, through freezing rain to visit us for Christmas.
He looks happy, trust me, it didn't last too long. There are pajamas and worst of all underwear in that package. Pretty embarrassing to open in front of so many girls!They were a little happier to get their new jammies!
Uncle Chuck made a dollhouse for Phoebe and Chloe. He was attaching shingles on until midnight on Christmas Eve.

Granny came down on Christmas Eve too. Then we headed up to her house on Christmas afternoon. We had dinner at Chick and Ron's house (Grandma Hackwell's sister) It was quite a party. Lots of fun games and great food.
Santa brought Eli a new Tee pee. The kids all squished in. Abby took pictures of them with her new digital camera.
Abby didn't stay up late enough to enjoy the campout in the teepee.
Neither did Chloe.
What Fun!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Program

I am so proud of Abby! She did such a wonderful job. There must have been about 500 people there. I was so nervous for her I was shaking...but she got right up there and sang her lines with no trouble at all.

Watch Abby Dance.
Try not to be too distracted by the little guy to her right. He was hilarious, but annoying her all night. Finally she swtiched into big sister mode and gave him a little swat. I always feel bad for the good kids they make sit by the naughty ones.

Watch Abby Sing
Abby's part is at the very end. She was one of only 4 kids picked to do solos from the whole 2nd grade.

I know it looks like I turned off the camera before the song was all over but don't worry I got all of her part in. And she was so excited to get her pink roses from Granny after the program!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Our Perfect Winter Day

Decorating the Tree
Hot Chocolate, Donuts, and Gingerbread Cookies while watching Elf. Wrapping GiftsSnow

(Perfect until trying to tie the Christmas Tree to the top of the Jeep, ask Chuck how perfect he thought it was)