Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Fun

On Tuesday we read "Bear Stays Up for Christmas" and did activities centered around that.  We love those books and the Christmas one it real cute.
 One of Tanner and Porter's favorite activities to do together (aside from playing on the computer) is Tanner reading to Porter.  It is just too sweet not to take pictures of sometimes.
 I have loved Alfie Boe ever since I saw the Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert.  When I found out he was going to be performing at the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert this year I knew I had to attend.  I mean, my favorite singer performing with the most outstanding choir in the world and it is only a half hour a way from me?  Yes, thank you.  Of course, getting the tickets wasn't an easy task.  I had to register to potentially get them and I begged some of my family members to register for me and let me have them if they were chosen.  Well, I didn't get any, but Stephen's sister, Mandy gave us two tickets and for that I am so grateful!  Then we ended up needing other babysitters than my in-laws and my sister willingly volunteered to watch the boys so I am so grateful for that too!  The concert was amazing.  Alife Boe was amazing.  He sang "Bring Him Home" from Les Mis. which got me all teary eyed.  The choir was amazing.  Tom Brokaw was also there and he told an amazing story about a man known as the Candy Bomber.  Check the full story out on that link.  That made the tears spill over because they brought him on stage and he spoke for a moment. I wish we could have gone to a the signing they had at Deseret Book and gotten Alife Boe to sign a cd of his I own, but that was Friday night when Stephen was working.  Anyway, Vance took a picture of Stephen and I  before we left.
 On Friday we did preschool activities centered around "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".  We made green grinch cookies.
 This little puzzle ball thing entertains little boys and big boys.  :)  I don't even know the name of it, but it keeps Vance and Stephen entertained.
Sickness hit our house Saturday night and continued through Sunday.  Not fun.  Tanner was the only one to miss out on our fun.  Those are the days there isn't much to take a picture of, but kids lying around...

One of Vance's favorite Christmas books is "Snowmen at Christmas".  He read it to me today and wrote a letter to his teacher about it.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Jillian got Snowmen at Christmas from her preschool teacher last year and it's definitely a favorite around here. I especially like that the Snowmen sing about a birth of a King. Even snowmen know what the true meaning of Christmas is. :)