Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

And the Craziness Begins...

Well, here we are, in the throws of another Christmas season.  Two pageants and one family gathering down!  It's been a lot of fun, but it will also be nice to spend some quiet time as our little family.  And, by "quiet" time, I mean watching football and playing Tinkerbell Bingo, of course.

Ellie started off the holiday craziness with her Kindergarten Christmas program.  She, of course, was precious.  Nervous and a tad overwhelmed, but precious nonetheless :-).

On her way to the gym for her big elementary school debut!

Getting in on the actions!  We decided it would be best for Ellie to sit in her chair while on stage, because she can't use her hands very well when using her walker.  And, as you can see in this picture, she really needed to have her hands free!

Away in a Manger...

 Next on the agenda was our first family party.  And when I say party, I mean PAR-TAY!  Ellie has so much fun with her little cousins, and we have fun watching her.  And, you know, we're kind of in love with our family.  They are the definition of support and unconditional love.  Cheesy, but true.

All of the (2nd) cousins together (aka: GONG SHOW)...
Waiting (not so) patiently for the gift-opening to begin...
There we go!

And, today, Ellie rocked it up at church during her Sunday School Pageant.  I was SO PROUD of her!  She said her verse!  Did you get that?  Ellie said her verse!!  She's had it memorized for a while, but she always clams up in front of people.  But, after a super-enthusiastic pre-program pep talk from her mom, Ellie was a super star verse-sayer!  Unfortunately, we didn't get it on video, but here's some still photos of church this morning:
Waiting for the class of 5-year olds to do their thang....
She said it, she said it!
How pickin' precious are these two?!  Cousin Zach came out to cheer Ellie on.  I take full credit for the matching outfits.  I couldn't help myself.
More cute matchy-ness
Awwww....You think Grandma will make a copy of this for her fridge?  That's a no-brainer!

From our busy Christmas house to yours...MERRY week-before Christmas!