Christmas Memories

Nutcracker 2009


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.


nameAdrian loves to do school work with the kids.  Today I asked him to write his name.  He wrote his “d” as a “b” (I showed him the right way) and then wrote the rest. If he forgot which letter came next, I told him and he wrote it.  Pretty impressive to me.


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