1/07/2012

Christmas time

*For some reason, the pictures uploaded in the opposite order.  So, it goes Christmas night, Christmas day, Christmas Eve, and December 22.*


 What Christmas wouldn't be complete without a tantrum?

So excited!  




Yeah, Addy just doesn't stay still anymore.  Makes it hard to get a photo of all four of them.


I think she had that face in every picture I took of her opening a present.  :)

Needing a little help opening up her gifts.  She just didn't have any interest in opening them.


 The only full length picture I got of Addy all dressed up.  (And don't worry, an adult was right there.)

 Grahm wearing Daddy's old Broncos sweatshirt.  Belle used to wear it, and Grahm will have to give it up soon for Casey.  I'm hoping it will hold up long enough for Addy to wear it too.

Despite being sick, he sure enjoyed opening presents.



For their Christmas concert, the younger grades all had an individual speaking part and a few songs.  Personally, I enjoy Christmas concerts with all songs, but it was still cute.

Belle was upset that he was shooting and not standing still.

Grahm was not happy being told what to do.

 Deep down, they do love each other.  :)

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me By Max Lucado


Thanks to BookSneeze, I was given the opportunity to review the e-book Thank You, God, For Blessing Me by Max Lucado (which you can purchase from Amazon here).  Here is a little description from the BookSneeze website:

"Meet Little Hermie—the cutest baby caterpillar in the garden! Little Hermie’s thankful heart shows toddlers how to be thankful for God’s blessings.
Little Hermie is thankful for everything God has given him. He goes through his day thanking God for his many blessings in this adorable board book with flocking on the cover!
With over 5.5 million brands units sold, the new Little Hermie books open the wonderful world of the Hermie & Friends garden to an entirely new audience."

The pictures were colorful and cute, and the message was simple...being thankful for the big and little things that are provided in life.  The only con to the book is how incredibly short it is!  I wouldn't want to spend more than $1.99 for an e-book version of it.  But despite being really short, it has been read quite often at our house.  The upside to it being short is that my 18 month old will actually stay still long enough to finish it.  And my 6 year old even enjoyed it, which surprised me because I thought she would find it boring.  It made for a good discussion after reading it though.  I hope that they continue on with the Little Hermie series because it is quite cute.