Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Festivities

This week was the start of our Christmas festivities! Monday night our women's fellowship at church had a gingerbread house decorating get-together for all the women and girls. I was able to take my five youngest girls with me and we had enough space at our table that our friends were able to join us. (Many times we take the whole table so we don't visit with others as often as we would like to in those settings.)

Our women's fellowship team did a fantastic job. We played games one of which was charades and my song was "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" which was easy for me since there was a Christmas tree right next to me and I just started dancing next to it, which must have been a sight.

When it was gingerbread house decorating time we each picked out our own little house to work on. Candy was spread out in the middle of the table and we all went to work. The frosting was a little messy at times, but that was part of the fun.

The next night we were able to join the fun at the Burn Institute's Holiday Party. We were running late and snagged the last table that would hold our group of nine. The setting was fancy yet the food was kid/teen friendly and my crew got their fill. They were also able to decorate sugar cookies, get their face painted, have a balloon creation made for them, see Santa, and take a handmade wooden toy home. We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable evening.

Two days later two of the girls were singing with our homeschool choir. They dressed up in their pretty Christmas dresses and sang with joy.

More fun to follow!