Sunday, December 16, 2012

More Christmas

We had another weekend of Christmas fun. The girls love all parts of Christmas, the decorations, the lights and most important learning of baby Jesus. Its fun to watch them take it all in.

On Saturday, I took Gracie to a birthday party and Lizzie went with Wes to Home Depot. Both girls had fun. When Gracie and I were done with the party we met up with Wes and Lizzie to get ice cream. After ice cream, Lizzie wanted to go ice skating. Wes and I thought the Galleria would be fun to skate around the Christmas tree. Apparently, everyone in the metroplex had the same idea. The mall was so crowded and traffic was crazy. Somehow, Wes was able to find a parking spot. When we got to the ice skating rink, it was packed. The line was long and we were told it was a 30 minute wait. After waiting a while and talking Gracie out of skating, we looked at the decorations in the mall. As we were headed out, Slappy's Holiday Circus was going to start soon. Because we had no where to be, we stayed to watch. It was great! The girls loved every minute of it.
Pretending to ice skate around a smaller tree

Ready for the next Olympics in ice dancing?

It took a lot for them to sit next to this Santa
That night, we met with with Nana and went to Grapevine. Again, everyone in town decided to be there too. We fought lots of people but had a fun time. Lizzie and Gracie loved the little village they had set up.

Sunday was another big day. We had church in the morning. Then that afternoon, we went caroling with our Sunday school class at a rehab facility near the house. We had 23 people show up including kids. We had a really fun time and the residents there seem to really enjoy our singing. We aren't experts but had tons of fun anyway. After singing, we went to dinner. It was a great experience and the kids all loved it! We had a couple of people request songs. One man asked if we could sing to his wife. He asked for Silent Night and sang along with us. I could tell it meant a lot to him and brought some joy to their day.
Check it out Shaun, you made the blog! :)

They even stopped bingo so we could sing

Our last adventure of the day was a trip to see Santa. Every year, we visit this Santa. This year was a big year for the Potters. Lizzie and Gracie walked right up to Santa and sat on his lap. Amazing progress for two little girls who were terrified of him last year.
Lizzie and Gracie with Santa
Gracie with Santa
Lizzie with Santa
This has been a really fun year for Christmas. The girls really get what's going on and understand more and more about celebrating Jesus' birthday. One of my favorite parts of the week was the peanut Jesus that Gracie made. She was so proud of it. Also, the girls really love looking at the nativity. They understand more and more about the Christmas story.

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