Monday, December 28, 2009

More Photos

TV time on CHristmas night.

Food, food and more food.

Snowman after dark.

Living room fun.

I like this popper thingy.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve/Day

Time with family and a snowstorm to boot. What more could you ask for??

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holidazzle Parade 2009

Last night was a mild night, 27 degrees,
perfect for going to the Holidazzle. We had never gone before.
Each of the kids got a fiber optic light toy to play with as we waited for the parade to start.

If you don't know about the Holidazzle, it is a parade of lighted floats and persons held in downtown Minneapolis (on the Nicollet Mall) each year in an effort to promote the downtown area. It is purposely a short parade as the weather is unpredictable.

Each of the displays had a fairytale theme.
This is the crocodile from Peter Pan.

This is the Gingerbread House from Hansel and Gretel.

This snowman is basically a giant baseball promoting the Minnesota Twins.


This float had a "bell choir", followed by people dresses as Christmas bulbs.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Preschool Program

Noah had his Preschool Christmas Progam, today. Unfortunately, my batteries died and I could only get good stills. However, here is a VERY short clip of a movement song.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Nativity Sets

I found this nativity set at, of all places, Menard's. I bought it for two reasons. First, my old one had broken figurines (cat and kids). Secondly, I love the subtleness of the painting -- not so fancy, just lovely.

This set is pretty old but in good shape. The kids set it up in the porch (formal dining room that we converted).

We also have our manger with it's star and streams of lit silver tinsel set up in the living room along with a tree. I thought I was so smart, buying a pre-lit tree but within 24 hours, one strand is dark. Guess that will go back!!! When we get the bugs worked out with the tree, I'll post a picture of the decorated living room.