Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mary & Gabriel

The girls wanted to reenact the birth of Jesus for us today, so Macy was director, Lily played Mary & Ava was Gabriel and the inn keeper.  Joseph decided to play Legos instead, so it was what you would consider a "loosely based" rendition.  
 Telling Mary the good news is quite humorous.  The director was not amused.

Merry Christmas to all of you...

Henry, 9 months

His smile is contagious.
He goes.  And goes and goes.  He now crawls really fast away from me when he thinks he's got something I'm going to take away, usually laughing as he goes.

He finally decided that food was worth trying (instead of poison as portrayed by his faces of disgust when I tried giving him anything), but his favorite yummy snack is finding dried leaves on the floor.  This would be suspect #1 to cause speed-crawling away from mommy while giggling.  Little dude doesn't learn though, because as tasty as those look they never, ever go down & he ends up gagging on them & I have to extract them.  Which he hates as much as having his nose wiped & his diaper changed.  Little bit of a drama dude on our hands.

Fog on the lens=cool, dreamy filter
Last week, he had the sniffles so I gave him a bath with the eucalyptus baby wash to help clear his breathing.  He was all over the bubbles, trying to eat them.  

He also spent a great deal of time kissing the cute baby.

Poor little rosy cheeks...but he's better now!

The Christmas Play

Our annual Christmas play
All grades K-4th are the choir.  Jack is setting beside his bestie, being boys.  While I admittedly didn't watch him too much, by the end of the play these two were being increasingly dramatic with their singing.  Looooots of hand gestures & trying to get away with what they could while not attracting the attention of Sr. Stephanie, their teacher, who was sitting in front of them.

The play is put on by the 5th graders.  Macy was truly in her element...

You can see how excited she is.  She was nervous, but not scared.  She told me that 2 minutes after it started, she totally lost her butterflies & loved performing-she was sad that it was over.  She played 2 characters & sang a little solo.  She even got some chuckles out of the crowd for her portrayal of an old lady.  She didn't forget her lines & spoke so well...we were very, very proud of her!!

All of the kids did great, it was such a cute little performance & so fun to see the kids shine. sleeping

He's such a light sleeper.  Some people think you can make a heavy sleeper-"vacuum while the baby sleeps, make noise so they are used to it" is advice new parents are often told.  I'm here to tell all those people they are wrong.  If you have a heavy sleeper, it's because God decided to gift you.  We have 4 very active, very LOUD children, a dog that feels it her personal responsibility to announce every potential intruder (aka-mailman, neighbor dogs, people walking by) & a piano that becomes so enticing at nap time no one can resist banging out some notes in this house, if that's not noise then I don't know what is.  And still, he wakes at the slightest sneeze.
He is the master of power naps.  Ten minutes and he's good.  He seems to need very little sleep & may just be a morning person as well.  *shocker*  Seems that's how we make them around here.  Which is funny because neither parent is a true morning person.

“Let Him Sleep...For When He Wakes, He Will Move Mountains.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte