December 23, 2009

Seeing Santa Claus

Here are some of our sweet Santa pictures from this year. It was so cute to see her so close to Santa and talking about what she wanted and asking about Mrs. Claus. When she was finished, she was so happy and she ran over to me and whispered in my ear. "Mommy, Santa said I had been a good girl this year. I guess he wasn't watching me when I was being bad!"

Spoken like a true 4 yr old.

December 22, 2009

Pink Pig! Pink Pig! yipppeeeee

As most of you know this is a tradition for our family that dates back to my Dad when he was a child. Each year we would go to Atlanta and I was able to ride and then go see Santa. Now, we take Gracen and remember all the fun times we have had on the Pink PIG!!!

This year we were able to share this special tradition with Kasey, Sarah, and Ansley. It was a great time had by all. Even the adults!

December 21, 2009

Christmas Program

I absolutely love the programs that the school puts together for Christmas each year. It's always so cute to see the kids all dressed up singing the songs that they have learned. Until this year, Gracen really hasn't shown any interest in singing any of the songs. Well, this year was different. She has found that she loves singing. The whole week before the program I would ask her to sing me the songs and she did every time. She would even sing without me asking. I think that I knew them as well or better that she did by showtime.
Hopelessly trying to get a picture of the entire group!

Gracen with her teachers. Such wonderful ladies!

Holly, Holly, Holly...

Holly came twice today, this morning we found her playing in the play dough. She had cut out little tiny "cookies" that spelled Ho Ho Ho and was in the middle of rolling out the dough when we found her. Later on in the morning, she went missing and we found her at the back door with a goodie bag filled with little games. I suppose she liked playing with play dough so much she wanted to play some more today. Fun!

Holly is so silly and left Gracen a book and a mouse! The book was If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. Well, we had to take the mouse to the movies. So we went to see The Princess and the Frog. It was a very cute movie and Gracen loved it, but the mouse slept through the whole thing.

Holly had to have her morning fix of hot chocolate. The unfortunate part is that not only did she drink the hot chocolate, she ate some of Gracen's cookies and hid the rest in her backpack for the flight to Georgia. Gracen was a little mad until she found them on the plane.

Holly used her red glowing nose to see all the pictures in our wedding album this night. She also got Holly and Hal to join along with a new little robot from the Holly and Hal movie.

December 19, 2009

Gracen and the tree

The other night it was almost time for bed and Gracen was looking at all of her ornaments on the tree. It was so sweet and inocent. I love these pictures of her. They are just so pretty to me.

December 18, 2009

Christmas with Nana, PawPaw, and Aunt Amy

Here are some pictures from our Christmas weekend with Nana, PawPaw, and Amy from last weekend. We had a great time in Pigeon Forge and enjoyed seeing all the lights and seeing some Christmas shows. We even got to go to Dollywood. Now we can say we have been. hee hee.

December 17, 2009

Dropping off our Santa Claus letter

Gracen was so excited to go and write out her letter to Santa Claus this year. For the first time she was able to write it out herself and she was so proud. She thought about what she wanted and then sounded out each word very carefully. She needed a little bit of help, but did a great job! It was adorable and it made us very proud. If you want to see her letter, just click on the picture and it will make it bigger.