Sunday, December 18, 2016

Party Circuit

It's that time of the year!  Time for concerts and parties and all that jazz.  Let's start with little sister's school concert.  It's getting harder and harder to get this girl into a dress these days so we settled on the hand me down penguin sweater.  Because really, she's a beauty no matter what she's wearing. Now that Callie's in grade four, she's no longer a part of the school concert...much to her delight.  I think the reason she's so glad not to be in the concert is the simple fact that she didn't have to get dressed up.  
We snapped a quick couple pics in front of our perfect Christmas tree and off we went to the school gym to here sister sing D'où viens-tu, bergère?  with the rest of her grade two class.  

Just because Callie wasn't a part of the Christmas concert that didn't mean she wouldn't get a chance to sing.  She had her chance to shine with the school choir singing a mix of traditional carols at a school Christmas party.  I hope my girls never stop singing. Especially at Christmas time.  

We moved on from concerts and choirs to our first holiday party.  This party if for kids of the school staff and we've gone to several of these in the past.  I asked the girls if they wanted to go this year, not knowing if they would since they are getting a bit older and wiser.  But they both said yes!  I'm sure I heard Callie tell Lexi that Santa comes to this party and if they go they get a present and that might have had something to do with the decision.  As it turns out, she was right.  Santa did show up with gifts for all the kids.

Whatever the reason, I'm glad they wanted to go.  And as long as they want to go and sit on Santa's knee, I will take them.  Because childhood is just too short and not that long ago I had to sit on Santa's knee with then hiding behind my leg. And I know that in the not to distant future they will non-nonchalantly sit on the big guy's knee just to appease their mother and to collect a gift that they act like they don't care about.  I know its coming.  So I am going to soak up these moments every chance I get, while I still have them.

There's nothing like concerts and carols and parties to get us in the spirit. Making memories with good friends and lots of laughs. Hanging out with my girls.  I'm just loving these merry days! We're counting down the minutes until our holiday officially begins! 

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