Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas Cheer

The Christmas Season flew upon us and as ever I am not ready to enjoy the season! We have Ruby's Birthday which she decided that she wanted to have a sleep over with good friends from school. This is something that we survived , the girls where great and hopefully they had a good time and I know that Ruby enjoyed her Birthday experience and felt that 9 is a great age to be.I hope that she keeps this great feeling the whole way through the year.
 We then had our Christmas production at Church... this is something that I have been in charge of the for the last couple of years and it  so much fun to see the kids have a great experience on stage. We picked a musical  called Back to the Manager and has the kids traveling through time to experience all different musical era's. They traveled to the 1940's and also the 60's it was a hoot seeing their reaction to all the different costumes and styles of music.

Jade wanted to have nothing to do with any of the rehearsals but when it came time to get on stage and put on a costume then suddenly she was present and starstruck. Which so  nice for mom who was in charge and her own little one did not want to toe the line!
In the end everyone had a great time and the kids where wonderful. Ruby had one of the lead roles and Pearl got to sing a solo, Jade I think thought all the solo's should be hers.
But the best of all was the fact that we managed to surprise Terry's family and turn up on Christmas eve and I think that was the best present of all. We had  opened up gifts before we got to Grandma's  and so the girls got a chance to let others open presents and enjoy what others had been given rather than focusing on themselves. It was a wonderful teachable moment and something that money and Christmas presents could not buy!.
The one gift that the  girls got that has been keeping us busy since we got home is the Wii, "Just dance" is  the most fun, and we even got Terry to try his hand. This was funny beyond words and I don't think that I have laughed this much in a long time.
I just looked back at last Christmases blog page and the girls have grown so much. where did the year go and does this mean that I have gotten older also. No way!