This blog post will have a little bit of everything.
Even though it covers less than two weeks, it's
quite eclectic. Cute, too, I think.
|Claire is in the red ruffled dress near the center.|
This is her pre-school Christmas program.
|Evan is directly in the center. Can any three-year|
old look more angelic than this?
|In fact, Evan is an angel!|
|In the same way that Claire is|
literally a star!
|The Beulah Hill Baptist Church altar for Christmas|
|Additions to my salt and pepper collection, courtesy|
of John and Gloria Brock. Many, many thanks.
|The sweethearts in a sleigh was particularly timely.|
|Dear friend Tena and her roommate enjoy holding|
Chipper Claus and Froggy the Elf. This was before
my Christmas singalong.
|You may have seen my brief video of these deer.|
Only five are in this picture, but there were seven in all.
|It may be December, but Hunter is wise to wonder|
if these ants are going to come out and try to bite us.
I hope we'll enjoy 3 or 4 months of less ant activity,
then renew our assault next spring.
|Bri, like all of our grandkids, has a tremendous work|
ethic. Nowadays they are all more likely to turn down
offers of help, saying "I can do it, Grandpa." And it's
true, they can.
|Bri puts a lot of thought into the hanging of outdoor|
ornaments on this little redbud tree.
|She places each one with the care of an artist.|
The fun part is standing on a stool and hanging each
ornament as high as possible.
|Hunter hung several ornaments, too, but here he|
gives new meaning to four-wheel drive. What a
worker! He insisted on pushing them by himself.
Uphill, then down.
|You may have seen on Facebook where Hunter|
placed Baby Jesus for safe-keeping: in the secret
treasure hideaway of his pirate playset.
|Some good-sported teachers shared Christmas|
riddles with the students. Such as:
Q. "How much did Santa's sleigh cost?"
A. "Nothing. It was on the house."
|I loved watching all the kids take the floor for a|
lively holiday dance/workout. It was amazing and
participation was impressive. The two groups combined
are well over 500 students.
|Evan decided this fold-out Christmas book was|
just the place to settle down for "a long winter's nap."
But no nap for him-- this is strictly a demonstration.
|These may look like shredded wood chips to you.|
But as Evan can tell you, "It's Pixie Dust!"
|This vacant parking lot with its gentle slope is a|
fine place for some free-wheeling fun. Very little
to run into. Do let us know if you see the
Taylortown policeman approaching-- and we'll
slow things down a little.
|Evan liked the same game Hunter did-- tossing|
Frisbees into this tub. But while Hunter did it
as a ninja, Evan is Captain America.
Well, to each his own.
|More outdoor decorations. If Christmas hadn't|
arrived we would have run out of "extra" ornaments.
And that would mean-- cringe-- starting to use the
|But actually, the kids are extremely careful, and I|
don't think anything got broken. But I'm sure I'll
step on one when I'm un-decorating later!
|Sometimes we have to stop playing to see something|
that demands our attention. A deer, a bird, a plane,
or maybe even Superman.
|Claire coolly demonstrates how to walk down a|
car in boots.
|Extra points awarded for not spilling her juice box.|
|At another Christmas celebration with friend Joy,|
plastic fruit, a Teddy bear collection, and imagination
are the only requirements for fun.
|With four grandchildren, the number of presents|
under our tree is on the upswing again. Yay!