Monday, December 15, 2008

Another Busy Weekend!

It seems as though our weekends get busier and busier this time of year. This weekend was no exception. On Friday night Emmalee spent the night with Gamma and Pappi along with her cousins Dylan and Alli. They spent Friday evening and Saturday morning baking and frosting Christmas cookies. On Saturday we took Emmalee and Tori to see Santa. We were thrilled to get a much better picture this year than we got last year. Both girls went right to Santa. Tori looks a bit hesitant in the picture, but I was happy she wasn't crying. While visiting Santa, the girls were able to make some crafts. Emmalee loves all things "crafty".

After we finished with Santa, Emmalee went to her grandma's house to work on a surprise for us. She did some more craft stuff and enjoyed spending some time at grandma's house. After a few hours we took Tori to join in the fun. All in all, Saturday was a busy but very fun day.

Sunday brought us a beautiful morning when we went in to church and cold, blustery winds when we came out. After church we ate at McDonald's, or Donald's, as Tori calls it. Then we went home for a bit before heading to cousin Gavin's first birthday party. The girls had a good time playing with the other kids and watching Gavin enjoy his party. We headed home just as the nasty weather started, which made all of us nervous for Duane's trip to work with the girls. Luckily, we didn't get much last night. We are keeping our fingers crossed about the rest of the week. I would much prefer a full week of school since this is the last week before the end of the quarter/semester. I am sure my students are hoping otherwise.

This week is shaping up to be another busy week, as we have Emmalee's school Christmas party Wednesday, and her Christmas dance performance on Thursday. It will be hectic, but we are all looking forward to having all of next week off together! I will leave you with some pictures of this past weekend.

Here's a picture of the girls with Santa.

Here we are doing crafts together.

Emmalee and Tori enjoying some yummy cake at cousin Gavin's party.

And finally, Emmalee's self-portrait. She was pulling picture duty at the party and apparently loves to take her own picture while being silly. There were nearly as many pictures of her as there were of the party. Good times, good times...