Today is our first day of Christmas break!!! I am so excited to be home with my girls for the next two weeks! We have big plans to get teeth cleaned, organize some toys and closets, keep up with laundry, and best of all- lots and lots of Christmas festivities!!!
We got the party started a bit last week; here's what we were up to...
I had to bake cookies in order to give to the bus drivers and custodians at school, so I enlisted the girls to help me decorate them, and I let them eat a few too!
After dance class, we had a Happy Birthday Jesus party! We usually do this closer to Christmas time, but Gretchen made an advent at church, and the first thing she scratched off was to bake a cake for Jesus' birthday, so we went ahead and celebrated!
I gave the girls each two candles to blow out, but Meggie was too afraid to blow hers out, so her big sister came to the rescue!
We came home Tuesday night and made chocolate covered potato chips so I could take to our pinterest party at school on Wednesday.
We dipped lots of potato chips and all the teachers loved them!
Gretchen had her winter party at school on Thursday. I was yet again thankful that she and I are at the same school so I could be with her for these important little moments!
Thursday night was Megan's preschool performance. We came home from school, had dinner, quick baths, and then got ready to head back up to preschool for her performance. She had been talking about her song and performance all week and was so excited!
I was a little nervous about how Megan would act on stage, but I also was hopeful because she was excited and talking about it all week. We snapped a few pictures before meeting her teacher; we had to drop the kiddos off with their teachers and then we were able to go find seats. Megan was pretty whiney when I dropped her off, but her teacher distracted her with candy canes.
We found our seats, and waited for the show to begin. Megan came in with her class, holding her teachers hand and went up on stage. Unfortunately, she stood on stage the entire time and didn't move. She was pretty frozen. But, we were so proud of her for staying on stage throughout the performance!
We snapped this picture as the kids were leaving. Megan has the best teacher and I was so thankful that she gets Meggie's little quirks and helps her to always do her best! She's learned so much this year!
The girls got cookies after the performance and we attempted another picture before we went home!
On a bright side, Adalyn wasn't flailing on the floor this time! #wetakewhatwecanget
This past week totally exhausted me! I'm looking forward to our week of celebrating Jesus and Christmas!