Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I woke up with my eye swollen shut - nice, huh? I called the doc, and they saw me because it didn't sound like pink eye. It isn't - I have periorbital cellulitis. Basically, cellulitis of my eyelids on my left eye. I look like a pirate - complete with the one eyed wink and an argh for the headache I have. I'll post our Christmas letter tomorrow for those of you who didn't get it in the mail - we were trying to save a bit on postage (oh, and our mailbox was vandalized on Saturday too - that kinda stopped things too.)
Friday, December 19, 2008
Hudson had his first "on stage" performance this past Tuesday as his preschool class put on a Christmas program. Dad, Mom, Anna, Grandmom and Uncle Bryan all braved the winter weather to enjoy quite a performance....particularly from Hudson. Let's just say he "stood out" in every way possible. What can I say, he will be a headliner! We thought you might enjoy seeing snippets from the performance.
You'll notice Hudson coming to the front of the stage and being taken down - this was because Hudson declared he "had to go potty"...three times and they finally let him off the stage. The next scene you will hear one voice above the others - and a little delayed - that would be Hudson. He did a great job with the hand motions...and crunching on the snow.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Anna trying a sugar cut-out cookie.....
Anna's response to the cut-out cookie!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Snowmen at Night AND Snowmen at Christmas by Buehner
Snowflake Bentley - Briggs Martin (this is more advanced, great pictures - Caldecott winner)
Christmas in the Country by Rylant (Cynthia Rylant Rocks!!!!)
The Mitten by Brett
White Snow, Bright Snow by Tresselt - classic old book, but great reading
Auntie Claus by Primavera
Jolly Christmas Postman by Little (lots of small pieces though - check what you can handle)
The Polar Express by Van Allsburg
Merry Christmas George! (at Kohl's right now for 5.00 Hardcover)
What is Christmas? Adams and Wummer
Who is Coming to Our House? Slate
Snowy Day by Keats
If you Take a Mouse to the Movies by Numeroff (She rocks too - that's the whole If you....series)
Merry Christmas Mouse! by Numeroff
Clifford's Christmas is always a classic
Biscuit Gives a Gift (Hudson loves Biscuit) and there's the Pet and Play Christmas book too)
Room for A little one (board book - by Waddell)
Snowballs by Ehlert - caldecott artist
what Santa Can't Do (it's funny!)
Olive, the Other Reindeer
This is the Stable by Cotten
There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow (fun take on the old song!)
There are many more, but these were some of the ones I have, want to have, or have gotten from the library because of their appeal to my kids, or just plain great books. Feel free to let me know some of your favorites that we may like to check out or try to find! And.....Merry Christmas!