Monday, March 31, 2014

Let's go back to December

I'm posting about December, I know.  This is more for me than anyone else.  If you're still reading and have the slightest bit of interest in our family...thank you.  You're a trooper.  I want to remember these precious years with Graham and this seems to be the best way right now.  So, here goes.  I'm crossing my fingers that I'll post a monthly update until we're caught up.  Don't hold your breath.
 Christmas time was CRAZY for us.  We had multiple parties and activities and I was in charge of the big kids production at church.  Christmas with Graham was so fun though.  We started our tradition of Elf on the Shelf.  Cheese the Elf (G's pick) came right after Thanksgiving and stayed with us until Christmas.  Graham still asks about Cheese at least once a week.  We started our family tradition of a simple advent calendar.  This year, we just read a portion of the Birth Story.  It was sweet to hear Graham say, "The angel said, no be afraid!"  And Graham could tell you every character in the nativity scene.  So so precious. 
 Graham picked out Snickerdoodle cookies for Santa and apples for the reindeer.  He loved his gifts, but he seemed very concerned about where Cheese the Elf ran off to!  Sweet boy.  Santa didn't go overboard on him-but did bring him a big Mater Truck!  Don't worry though-he was quite spoiled by the grandparents....and other members of our church!  His favorite gifts were his Woody, Buzz and Bullseye characters from Toy Story, his fire fighter tent and gear and his house shoes like daddy!
 One of his favorite gifts was a shaving kit just like Daddy!  He had to try it out that morning, of course! 
Here's G in our little Christmas musical at church.  We had about 7 2-3 year olds stand on the stage and sing a little Jesus song.  Graham did it all by himself multiple times on "daddies stage," but when the time came for the big performance he was more interested in the sheep!  Oh well!

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