Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Unfortunately Hannah’s teacher has been away ill the month of December. We sure do miss you Mrs. C and are praying that you can return soon! The kids did great pulling together a song and poem with their ECE and substitute teacher. Great job kiddos!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Last Sunday morning Hannah woke up to find he had decorated our Christmas tree!!
One morning she found him hanging out of the baking accessories and candy drawer.
After a few days of rain in a row Bobble Chippey decided he better get prepared!
Hanging out on Hannah’s gingerbread house
And finally this week, Bobble Chippey watched Hannah and I wrap all our gifts and decided it looked like fun!
Only a few more nights before BC flies back to the north pole until next December. We’ll miss this cute little guy!
Saturday, December 20, 2014
This year we were challenged to decorate our work stations for Christmas and it ended up being a fun, laughter filled experience. There wasn’t one work station from our group that wasn’t a team effort. Each person came up with their ideas then others fed into those and we all helped one another decorate.
My friend Adeline is an amazing baker creating wedding cakes and more in her spare time so it was perfect that she chose a theme of ‘Mrs. C’s Bake Shop.’
Some other fun entries were:
Plans are already being made for next year’s contest after this year’s success!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Hannah is working so hard at her piano practices, lessons and playing this year yet she still knows how to have fun too. As you can see by these pics…sometimes more fun is had than practice accomplished.
Once she gets her sillies out we can normally proceed with a good practice. We’re consistently practicing 5 days a week, most days before school and this is a much better time for both of us!
This little performance highlights not only my hard working little girl’s progress but also her fun, outgoing, adorable personality that I love so much!
Friday, December 12, 2014
Here is some of the fun that Bobble Chippey has been up to this year!
I wonder what mischief this little guy will get up to in the next 12 days? We sure are having fun with him again this year!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Hannah’s pre-school Christmas concert in 2012. She was 3 at the time and this song still brings lots of laughter and tears of joy to this Mommy’s face!!
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Hannah visited Santa for the first time this year when we were in FL and we went again last night to a local mall. She surprised me yesterday morning by changing up what she said she was going to ask Santa for and then followed through in person! Not sure how Santa’s going to handle that one!
And now the walk down memory lane…
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Her little routine that she did over and over and over again!
(Baton twirling was my activity of choice as a little girl too so it was so neat to walk alongside Hannah as she marched in her very first parade!)
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Hannah patiently awaited Bobble Chippey’s return and today was that day! A few times over the weekend she commented, ‘Mommy, I wonder when Bobble Chippey is coming back?’ and we were pretty sure it would be soon!
I like the more simplified version of the Elf breakfast that you created this year BC! It was a hit with both of us. Christmas Rice Krispies, Hershey Kisses scattered about the table and Disney Christmas Kinder Eggs.
BC wrote Hannah note talking about how excited he was to be back and to play their ‘Can You Find Me’ game each morning! He also said he’d heard that she’d begun to read so she could read some of the words in his Elf on the Shelf book that he’d brought back with him. She couldn’t wait and tonight that was one of her stories. When I began to read it to her she quickly stopped me and said, ‘Mommy! Bobble Chippey said he wants to hear me read some of it too!’ She did help me and was pretty proud of herself. She is really close to taking off reading, I just need to make more time for her to read to me. Trying to change that up right now.
Part of the decorations that BC uses each year are these fun little place mats we made in 2012 with her then 3yo little feet and hands. Tonight as I made dinner (can a quick hot dog before running out to baton really be considered a meal???) I watched her as she carefully placed her hands and feet over those on the place mats to see how she’d grown.
Welcome back Bobble Chippey! It’s hard to believe that this is already your 4th year visiting us! (2011, 2012 and 2013 - final year of her little puffy pull-up butt!) Hannah is beyond excited that you are back and I know you and she will have lots of fun each morning as she looks to find you in your new hiding spot!