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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Getting ready for Christmas

That special time of year when you pull out a zillion boxes full of Christmas paraphernalia, brush all the dust off of your prized ornaments, put up the tree, splatter your house with lights, Blueberry the Elf comes out to "watch over the kids" and Chris gets just as giddy as they 2 and 4 year old!!!

Rylee loved pulling out all the ornaments and saying "I made this when I was 3"  I was a little worried about Brady wanting to pull down the ornaments but he did GREAT. He tried to hang them on the tree and loved to say "Wow pretty" to all the ornaments and the lights on the tree!

Chris was ready to win the light decorating contest this year.  He and Rylee were out until the very last minute putting more and more lights on the house, on the grass and on all the plants.  The night before the contest it rained like crazy and Chris spent the whole next day rewiring and putting all new light bulbs in the happy holidays sign.  We went out to look at everyone else's lights that night and when we left we noticed out biggest competitor was also having light trouble and half of his lights were out to.  At this point I think Chris thought he had it in the bag!!
Much to his dismay we ended up with second, which you all know is what we got last year and the year before that and is the first looser!!! Our neighbor around the corner won and we are convinced it was because she and her husband were out on their front porch dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus!! Next year Chris has decided to have dancing elves dance up and down the sidewalk . . . so if you would like to help his cause and volunteer I would greatly appreciate it!!!

We love going to this cute little neighborhood and walking around looking at all the fantastic lights.  There are tons of people walking around, homeowners having parties on their driveway and selling hot chocolate and snacks. Rylee had written a letter to Santa telling him that she wanted a car and mailed it off.  That night we ran into Santa and Mrs. Claus while we were walking around the first thing she said to him was did you get my letter . . . I held my breath hoping that anyone that decided to don the Santa suit plays the part . . . Thank God he said yes and that the elves were working on it!!!

Yaya and I took the kids to see Santa at Fashion Valley.  She got them matching jammies and I thought it might be cute to see Santa and have their picture in them.  I knew Brady was going to scream bloody murder and Rylee said if he did she was going to cover her ears . . . Light bulb . . . So I say "great idea Rylee"

 . . . and VIOLA!!!!  Exactly what I thought would happen!!  She wanted a Barbie power wheels for Christmas and every time you asked her what she wanted she would say "a car" She also wanted shoes that light up, sticker earrings, and anything Hello Kitty!!  Brady was all things with wheels, trains and trucks!

Rylee was so cute at her preschool chapel day and sing a long.  She had been practicing at home and all the songs were adorable in her little preschool voice.  They sang Away in a manger, Jingle Bells, Klop Klop, and We Wish you a merry Christmas. At chapel the pastor told them all the story of Jesus's birth and Rylee had really soaked it all in.  She was in love with the baby Jesus all season, so cute!!

I found this old frame, painted it, strung some wire and then clipped on all my wonderful Christmas Cards.  They seemed to be better than usual and I loved everyone of them.
Christmas seemed like it was going to be better than I had imagined this year and I was really excited to see how it was all going to play out!!

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