Wow, that all went by so quickly. It was oh so enjoyable though! Our preschool coop had a nativity act with a couple of songs at a retirement center. Cobin isn't actually part of the coop, but he got to participate by narrating (since the 3 year olds could never have memorized any parts.) Lucas and Cobin are on the right side back row.
In the Seattle Center, right next to the space needle, there was a miniature town with 2 trains. It was awesome, the boys loved it. It even had a hot air balloon---Lucas was ecstatic. I snapped a sweet photo of Micah as one of the trains approached.A snapshot of our Christmas day chaos:One of the gifts most beloved to the boys was a couple of nerf dart guns. I think Cobin was done away with in this picture.Lucas's shirt came off because they were running around so much, here he stopped for a reload.
Christmas morning with homeade lightsabers. To make Christmas a little more special, we each crafted something for everyone else. This was Daddy's gift to them. I think Lucas was probably making sound effects in this pic.
Christmas day was on a sunday, so we had a short service at church with music and a speaker or two. That time helped remind me of so many special things to be grateful for. I am so grateful for Jesus's birth and look forward to celebrating it every year!

As for our New Years' celebrating? We've never really cared enough to stay up late. We went to bed at our normal, pre-midnight hour. The next door neighbors didn't. They also didn't observe that fireworks are illegal, but oh well. We rang in the new year with fireworks lighting up our home from right outside! Happy New Year to everyone!


Bethany said...

Glad you all had a good Christmas. Cobin is so big and such a handsome little guy!

Alana said...

I love keeping up with your family on the blog. You have a handsome family. I understand what you mean about doing your own home-school schedule/curriculum. Since my first was born I have been studying and reading about many different home school philosophies. I take my favorite parts from each and create a structure for us. My favorite by far and the one that has fit our family goal has been the Thomas Jefferson Education (TJed.org) What have you read and what curriculum and philosophies do you like. You can email me ajapan2003@yahoo.com I always enjoy home-school discussions.