Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Before December is over...

...here are a few of the highlights for your bloggy pleasure:
All of the Knoxville grandkids trim Grammy and Grandpa's tree. A tradition for at least as long as we've lived here.

Josh's preschool Christmas party. This is the sixth one of these I've been to (starting back when Emma was three). The kids decorated (graham cracker) gingerbread houses, sang us a few holiday songs and then got a surprise visit from Santa. Santa happens to have been my high school algebra II teacher (have I ever mentioned that the preschool I take my kids to is run out of my old high school? It's great, I love it).
In the days following Afton's arrival in our home, Grammy and Grandpa came over to help out. It was so wonderful having their company and their service. Grammy mostly served in the way of rocking and soothing a fussy baby in the wee hours of the morning and changing many diapers. Grandpa mostly served in the way of painting the areas of our house that have been wanting paint for months and months. I took photos of the latter.

The four big kids looked festive for church on the Sunday before Christmas.

9 comments:

Erica said...

I love your paint colors and the kids all look so cute for Christmas sunday.

lisa said...

The kids look adorable! I love Josh's face and Lydia clasping her hands. You should take them somewhere to get their pictures done in those clothes!

Ryan said...

I want that nicely painted house!

I guess I should've asked Santa. Maybe next year . . .

Laura Clapp said...

The kids and the house look great! Hope you all are doing well.Happy New Year!

Mom said...

I love the Christmas pix of the kids---beautiful. And thank you not taking a pix of me and Afton at 3 a.m.---that would have been a little scary---of me. :)The newly painted walls look great in their picture.

finocchio68 said...

I want dad to come paint my house as well... it looks great.
Did you go to FHS? :)

Joel said...

what's that bird gaurding mom&dad's xmas tree?

tiff said...

A. Emma looks beautiful in that pic of the cousins.

B. I think your house looks FABULOUS! I am totally jealous of it, especially since I have rooms that need painting too....

C. You made those matching Christmas outfits for the kids, didn't you? Did you just get dumped on when the talent train came by, or what?!

Mom said...

Joel,
That's an angel, of course--turned sideways. But a bird would be fine, too. :)