Thursday, December 17, 2009

First Baptist Church Alexandria Preschool Christmas Program 2009

Today was William's Christmas program at preschool. Music is a big part of the weekly curriculum at preschool and the kids spend a good part of the fall learning their songs for the Christmas show.

Ringing the bells!

This year, William's class sang two songs: Special Baby Jesus and Christmas Bells We Play. Special Baby Jesus had some very simple hand motions and during Christmas Bells We Play, the kids rang jingle bells.

walking on stage like a professional

When they filed onto the stage, William saw me with my camera (I was on the front row posed and ready to click my camera a million times!) and said, "Hi Mama!" He sat up on the stage like a real pro. He sang, he looked around, he stared, he did a few hand motions, he sang some more. When it was over, he told me "Mama, time to go back to my class and play!"

addie, zack, turner, wbb, zane, campbell, ashleigh, grace, caroline, and samuel

The songs were so precious and the kids were all dressed up in their holiday best. After the show, we picked William up in his classroom and headed to the cookies and punch reception with his friends.

Ms. Laurie, his teacher.

Caroline and WBB - always sit by each other for lunch

WBB and Grace

It was great fun to watch them perform but what amazed me the most was the class of one year olds. They all looked SO SMALL! All the memories of last year's show came rushing back to me and I just can't believe how much William has grown up in one year. Although he still seems "small" to me as an almost 3 year old, I remember thinking at the time how "big" he was as a 20 month old! It's so easy to loose sight of the fact that they are still such little longer a baby but moving up to big boy!

WBB 2008 as a one year old preschooler

What a difference a year makes!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Eve ornament gift 2009

Each Christmas I needlepoint an ornament for William. Even though we are only 2 Christmas' in to our traditions with him, my goal is to give him (and my future kiddos) an ornament each year for as long as possible. Eventually, he will have a beautiful tree of handmade memories that I pray he'll always treasure.

I hope each ornament might spark a childhood memory or perhaps represent a significant life event from that year.
This year I made a Noah's ark stocking ornament. I just happened to already have it in my bag of needlepoint canvases and figured it was cute for a little boy like my William (if only I had an airplane, but I didn't want to buy anything new). Once it was finished I realized it was the perfect ornament for William's 2nd year.......TWO BY TWO came the animals into Noah's ark!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thrifty Gifty

I wanted to give a little Christmas gift to the kids in William's preschool class. Last year, William received reindeer food from his buddy, Madeline. Sadly, Madeline and her creative mom moved away, but I thought the gift was darling and decided to continue the tradition this year. William helped me assemble the presents and we'll drop them off at school on Monday. Just hope the kiddos like it as much as we do! This was super easy and totally FREE since I had all the supplies on hand.

Here is what you need:

Then you print this poem:

Then you put the oatmeal and confetti in a baggie and tie it up with a festive feel. I happened to have these cute Santa boxes that were the perfect size for this project.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Let's Bowl, Let's Bowl, Let's Rock and Roll!

Turner, Caroline, William and Campbell - BOWLING BUDDIES

Today is cold and the high is 35 with lots of wind. BURR! So, a bunch of William's friends from school met us at the bowling alley. The kids had all bowled before so they understood the rules and the routine. A couple of the kiddos even wanted to wear the bowling shoes - GO TEAM SPIRIT! We played one round of 10 frames and then ate lunch at the snack bar. Everyone had a super time and more importantly, we burned 2.5 hours!

Santa Writes Back!

A few posts ago I mentioned that William mailed his letter to Santa. Well, Santa wrote him back! William received the cutest postcard in the mail from the jolly man himself. William's eyes got so big when he saw the postcard and wanted me to read it right away. He was so proud and excited (although the pictures don't quite express his enthusiasm).

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Today we received our first visit of the year from Mr. Snow! William was DE-lighted to see the snow falling outside the windows and kept telling me, "Mom mom, snow is burrrr, cold!" and "maybe when Dada gets home we can make a snowball!"

I told him there was no reason we had to wait, so the two of us suited up and headed outside to play in the snow and tons of slush! I don't think we got anymore than 1 inch, but nevertheless, we welcomed the snow with a smile and hope to see more (that is until we are trapped inside!) in the coming months!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Just Talkin'

Loudly in the middle of the grocery checkout line:

William to Mama: Maybe Santa Claus will bring me some medicine for my toots!

Got any Beano in the bag, Santa?

All I want for Christmas is....................

William wrote his letter to Santa Claus last night. He's talked for days about Santa coming to see him and "maybe Santa Claus bring me __________(fill in the blank with any airplane name you want and it's on the list)!"

Here's what the little guy asked for this year:

  • American Airlines with wings and bald eagle (American Eagle)
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Continental
  • Swiss Air from Zurich airport
  • Delta
  • Northwest
  • United with wings
  • U S Airways with winglets
  • little vac but not with noise because scared
  • Southwest
  • Leaf airplane (Canada Air)
  • British Airways has the triangle on the tail
  • propeller airplane
  • Big United with a front wheel
  • American Airlines with winglets
  • microwave
  • play food
  • grocery belt with cash money machine
Today he stopped in the middle of flying his planes around the room and said, "oh mom mom, we going to Bebe's house on Southwest Airlines to see Christmas and actually Santa."

The cutest Santa conversation was the other day. William and I were in the car and he said, "Mom Mom, William goes to Bebe's house and rides Southwest and then put Oreos on a plate and then leave food in the yard for the deer, and then close my eyes and say AWE WOW! Thank you Santa Claus for my airplanes!"
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