Sunday, March 20, 2011

Christmas Sunday

I love Chrismtas Sunday.
The music & everyone dressed up in their new Christmas outfits.
This Christmas Sunday didn't go quite according to plan
Things were rolling along smoothly.
The kids had been bathed.
Marcus's hair had been fluffed and oiled/greased.
Maleen's hair was blow dried just waiting for pigtails and curls.
And then I heard Marcus  yell four word that will derail
a Sunday morning...
"No, not the coconut"
To most of you this probably doesn't mean a thing but my stomach instantly dropped.
When I ran back into the bathroom I found that Maleen had indeed smeared gobs and gobs of coconut oil through her hair (picture thick coconut smelling Vaseline).
I threw her back into the tub washed her hair four times and nothing.
I ended up having to pull her hair into two oily buns.
The next day I did some serious research to get it out.
I tried powder, dish soap, Tide, egg white, and finally peanut butter.
Needless to say I am much more careful with the coconut!!!

A Snowman Named "Chuck"

 The perfect snowball maker
 After some snowball throwing we finally got down to the business of making a snowman.
 Maleen loves playing in the snow.
 Hazel was not to sure what the appeal was of being so bundled up the you can't move and then going outside to play.
 He's starting to come together.
 The snow was so wet that the each body piece weighed a ton.
 Meet Chuck
 Maleen really loved him.
We had so much fun making Chuck that we went over to my Grandma's and made Sally!

Rudolph With Your Nose So Bright

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is our advent.
Each day the kids open a little door and find either a surprise 
or an activity.
We did a lot of fun things this year.  Some of the highlights were:
We picked toys for Toys for Tots.
Watched a Christmas Movie & Made S'mores
Went to the Down Town Christmas Tree Lighting
Got Rudolph Noses (these were and still are a big hit)

West End Christmas Program

We had to get to the auditorium 1 hour early in order to get a seat.
All in all Maleen was pretty good.
 The Star Preformers
of the 1st and 2nd grade!
 Raygen and Sutton
These two little girls get hauled to a lot of things to watch their older cousins.
The 2nd Graders sang: 
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
& Joy to the Wold (which I loved but thought the music teacher took a big risk to do.)