Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Fun

We had a FULL weekend!! John Parker's program--Songs of the Season--was wonderful as usual and he had a great class party. Mr. Coleman does such a great job with the kids and you can see how much they respect and listen to him. Saturday we went to Doughnuts and Hot Cocoa party; took pics with Santa; and went to Logan's Princess party. Sunday afternoon we hosted a Cookie Swap and had a great time. Today was Avery's class party and they were all so happy and Santa paid a visit. I can't believe Christmas is just 5 short days away!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Simple Pleasures....

I wish, wish, wish that I had been the one to come up with this "Elf on the Shelf" thing!!! What a great, simple idea. Someone said that they can't believe that their 7-year-old child who is so intuitive and smart could believe that an elf (with a tag attached to his booty) flies to Santa every night to tell him if you've been good or bad and then hides in a different place when he returns. I think there is a lesson in there for all of us........Remember and enjoy the wonder and magic of Christmas. I see it in John Parker's and Avery's eyes every day. As I rush around trying to decorate and wrap presents, they are playing with the Nativity scene (or Jesus' castle as Avery calls it); looking for Elfie and John Parker is writing letters to Santa and making Christmas cards for all his friends. The other night when they prayed, Avery said, "Dear God, thank you for you, Jesus Christ, and Joseph at home so Mary could go to work." I had to hide my face to keep from laughing!!! So here's to you Elfie...........may we all remember the joy and magic of Christmas and rejoice in the coming of our Savior and "his castle"!!! Merry Christmas!!!