Savannah's orchestra concert was enjoyable--mostly. Don't worry. Savannah agrees. She is in an easy (and unchallenging) class. This fact puts her in first chair (although at the concert people just sat wherever they wanted), but is not motivating at all. But her class needs some good musicians and it is helpful for them to have her in there. She will stay in there for the remainder of the year, but will also participate with another more advanced class as well. Savannah did an amazing job at her concert. I love to listen to her playing the cello.
Haven had such a great time at her dance recital. The Christmas recital is a little more laid back that the summer recital. She just had to wear something festive and didn't have to worry about a costume. She is a great little dancer and we had a fun time.
Sage's orchestra concert was excellent. Her director puts on a very professional concert. The advanced orchestra (Sage's group) was really amazing. Both concerts had an extra bonus--no little kids! We had a babysitter both nights and it was well worth it.
My nephew Tanner turned three this month. We had a great time at his Wall-E themed party. He is such a fun kid.
Well, we didn't win the contest, but we had a great time building the house. It was a lot of fun. I don't believe Eric and I have ever attempted anything like this before. I think we worked quite well together (he would probably say that I was bossy). Maybe next year we'll be winners.
Haven was more than a little upset that her mom and dad were putting a gingerbread house together and she wasn't. We compromised with some (pre-made and boxed) gingerbread cookies. The kids had a blast decorating the cookies. The big girls supervised and took pictures for us.
Stay tuned for the remainder of Elison Christmas activities worth documenting. It might even include a list of "Stupid Things Jennifer did During December." (But keep in mind that there are several doubly stupid things that won't make the list.)