Christmas Memories

Nutcracker 2009

2005

Mark has been fascinated by The Nutcracker since he first heard the music and watched the ballet.  The first time he watched it on television –I think he was three– we thought he would be bored and fall asleep.  He stayed up till midnight watching it!

We go to see the ballet when we can. Unfortunately, we could not go this year.  But we will enjoy the music a few times before Christmas.

Since the first year the church decorated with this Nutcracker, we measure the children’s growth each Christmas by it.  Of course, Mark was the one who asked to take that first picture.

Snowman

FrostyNot sure why, but Frosty the snowman is very popular at our house this year.  The children love to sing the song and Adrian keep looking for “Frostys” while we drive at night. Adrian is fascinated by this toy at church and gets very excited when it plays Frosty.Frosty

Having fun in the dark

nightKissesAdrian was not feeling well Wednesday so we stayed home from church.  We went for a walk down the road in the dark and then experimented with the camera and flashlight.  He had a lot of fun posing for me.

Then we came inside for hot chocolate and cookies.

A few days later, Allan took Mark and Audrey out and Adrian wanted to go for another walk and experiment with Andrea.  When we were finished, we enjoyed milk and cookies.

New traditions are fun!