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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

For my first official activity in my new calling, I (and by I, I mean Christine)took the girls to the Radford Library to see the Tree Lighting. We drank hot chocolate and ate cookies while we listened to a bell choir play pretty songs (It's really kind of cool to see it performed, the players use their bodies and the table to change the tone of the bells.) They then let the little kids play bells with them by holding up color coded cards that matched the bells. Our girls were a little reluctant to take a bell, but a few songs in they were ringing with the best of them. After the songs we went outside to listen to a band play carols and sing along as the tree got ready to be turned on. It was a quick short to the point activity that was very fun! The girls loved the band's exaggeration on The 12 days of Christmas (most. boring. carol. EVER.) The video is of the lighting, but it's sideways, as we were rather close to the tree and it was hard to see the entire thing, and as always it's very difficult to get a non-fuzzy photo of christmas lights.

It was a great way to start the christmas season. I've been humming carols for almost a month now, but I've stopped from decorating christmas for Michael's sake (Fazoli's pumps in Christmas Musack starting in November) but I won't be able to hold back for long ;) So, for the first time this season, and I hope it isn't the last- Merry Christmas!


Nicki says:
at: Dec 4, 2008, 9:05:00 AM said...

Your blog is beautiful. The heading with all the girls and banner is adorable. I bet they are super excited to have you as their Achievement Day leader.

Gabe says:
at: Dec 4, 2008, 11:50:00 PM said...

Trasky!!! I tagged you in my blog because I want to hear about your quirks! How are you doing??? Are you coming to NH for Christmas at all? When are you due??

Mrs. MadGenius says:
at: Dec 5, 2008, 9:11:00 AM said...

I'm doing okay, I came up to NH for thanksgiving, but you little miss decided to go to CA!