Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas is coming!

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Christmas is coming
The goose is getting fat.
Please put a penny in the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny,
a ha' penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha' penny
Then God bless you.

I love this little song. My mom use to sing it many many times each Christmas season and now I find myself singing it over and over again. So tonight as we were driving to Daniel and Lori's for dinner Abe said excitedly, "Christmas is coming!" In turn each of the kids called out the next line to the song.

Yesterday was our kids' Christmas party with some of the neighborhood kids. The kids were so excited. Here are some pictures of the festivities









Here are the ladies stringing popcorn. The kitchen floor was covered in popcorn, but it was fun. I had never strung popcorn before, so I did a sample string the night before. It was fun, but I don't think I need to do it every year.



Here are the boys. Notice the mistletoe hanging above the stairs. The boys are horrified by the thought and avoiding passing directly under it.





The Christmas crafts didn't hold their attention very long they headed outside for a snowball fight. Good choice.

Faith and her best friend, Abby. They just ate candy canes together. Abby talks really well so we think she is good influence on Faith!

The aerial view. Popcorn stringing was in the kitchen, and cutting snowflakes was down in the family room. Then we frosted gingerbread cookies in the living room.




We ended with a very spirited game of musical chairs. The girls holding Faith won the first round. She played the whole game pushing Faith along in front of her and then they won the whole thing.




Here is their celebration photo! They were quite please with themselves. Musical chairs can be risky, but everybody was a good sport.

4 comments:

KennaBoo said...

Uncle Abe,

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!! :D I do often get called Kenna Boo by my Grandpa Rumsey and my Moms sisters.
Have a fantastic Christmas!!!!!

Laugh and Smile ALWAYS!!!!

McKenna!:D

KennaBoo said...

P.S Thanks for the tips Abe.....I don't want to offend anybody in anyway. :D


Hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas!!

McKenna :D

wilkinson_fam said...

Besty,

Mary Fox (my cousin) gave me your blog address. We are a young family (3 with another on the way) considering homeschooling. I don't know anyone in my area (Centerville) doing it and would love to talk to you more about your experience and how you balance home/school life with many young children.

Thank you so much,
Amanda Wilkinson
wilkinson_fam@yahoo.com

Abe Fox said...

hi