Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We finally decorated for Christmas last night. Our live, free tree is very pretty and smells good! The kids had fun this morning waking up to a decorated house. Yes, we decorate while they are asleep. In two years Clark will get to stay up and decorate with us.

Saturday night I finished the girls' dresses. I am thinking of making a black belt to go with them, so no pictures of the dresses on the girls just yet.

Today school was canceled. It rained on and off all day yesterday and was quite warm in the morning--but then it got very cold and froze the rain. Also last night it started sleeting. Pretty much everything was covered with ice this morning. Unfortunately, Lee went to work right on time this morning and was there at 6am. He found out later that there is a number to call if places on base have delayed closings due to weather. Because of the icy weather the building he works in didn't officially open till 8am! Oh well. Now he knows what to do if there is bad weather.

The boys had fun playing out side. We need to buy a sled! Our neighbors had some and shared with Clark. Cal wasn't interested.

Our neighbors came over this morning and played inside and outside and then we went to their house, played and for lunch Kelly fed us mini pizzas that almost all of us helped to make. It has been a fun day home with the kids. I caught Clark at the wrong time. He had a blast outside.

Saturday we went to Rolla on the bus with our whole family. We went to the Leach Theater, saw a clown show and watched the cartoon of Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We then had lunch, which was kind of crazy! The kids also got animal balloons and Clark and Cal went into a Santa's Shop and made two presents each for people in our family. It was cute because Clark wanted to make a present for Cal, and Cal wanted to make a present for Clark. The nice thing was that it was all free, even lunch!

While at Leach Theater the kids visited Santa. Shanna seems unsure at first.

But with Haley crying the moment she sat on Santa's lap, Shanna became sure that she didn't like sitting on Santa' lap either. (Well, Haley crying hysterically didn't help I'm sure.)

Clark got into it!

Cal didn't mind either--especially since a candy cane was promised!

On Friday Cal, Shanna and Haley and I met Clark during lunch. We didn't eat with him, that would have been a bit too crazy. I just brought snacks for the other kids. Clark was one of the Mustangs of the Week. He went up on stage with the other Mustangs of the Week and they each got to pick a cheer they wanted to do and also said their name and what class they were in. Clark chose the roller coaster cheer.

For lunch the Mustangs of the Week sit at a seperate table. After lunch they get to eat cookies that the Parent Teacher Organization provides. Clark was happy about that! Great job Clark!

Have a great rest of the week!


britt said...

cute dresses! and your tree looks FABULOUS!!! We're excited to see you!!

Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions said...

You guys are really settling in your new area! Way to go. Good job on the dresses. Oh, to have a sewing machine and some time.

Lois said...

I love your tree! I bet it's fun having a real tree!!

Lois said...

The girls' dresses are SO cute! I love the material - it's so pretty!! I bet you could even just use some wide black ribbon as the belts (if you didn't want to go to the trouble of making some). I can't wait to see a picture of them wearing them!

Ange said...

Hello, hello! It's Angela, formerly known as Sister Jones.:) I check your blog every so often and love seeing what your adorable family is up to. And yes, cute dresses! I'm impressed...although I get help sewing on a button, so it doesn't take much to wow me in the sewing department. They are beautiful. Have a great Christmas!

Kelly said...

The dresses look beautiful - you're amazing!
Oh, and I haven't dyed my hair but I'm seriously thinking about it. Do you do yours?

santino, polly and little dude Eli said...

Those dresses you made are gorgeous!!

Liz said...

You are so talented! I love the dresses. That is a great idea to decorate at night. I bet it's really exciting for your kids to wake up to that in the morning.

Lance and Ariel said...

the dresses look great! you are amazing!

Melissa S. said...

WOW! Your dresses turned out awesome!!!! I'm impressed! You should totally put a black belt on. I would just finish them off. Make sure you take pics of them in them!!!!

Nicole said...

The dresses are adorable! I wish you could see all of the snow that we have! It looks like they had fun.