Tis the Season

Sunday, December 25, 2016

"Holidays" by Duncan 
 December has been busy and it did not disappoint. Another Christmas in the books and I wish I could keep my boys this age forever. The joy, the traditions, the togetherness. My heart is full.
We got out the decorations on December 1st. 

Patrick celebrated Dinosaur Day with Duncan at Park Maitland 

We went to the tree lighting in downtown Orlando (it was terrible) 

Off to Home Depot for the holiday craft

This how someone looks when you find out the wait to see Santa is 5 hours (not kidding!) 

Tree Trimmings 

The boys created goodie bags for us and Duncan said that this was my family (Grams, Poppy, Aunt Kelly, and me)

Patrick got to catch up with dear family friends in Atlanta 

Wip's first piano recital 

He rocked it...check out the video here

Then it was Duncan's turn with his first violin recital check out the footage here 

Holiday parties are awesome 

D's crew 

It does snow in Florida! 

We had our team holiday party at Black Hammock...watch out visitors...this will be on the list!

Playdates that included gingerbread house decorating 

Our neighbors gave us this which is like lifesize legos and AWESOME!  Entertainment for hours. 

Holiday Art by Wip 

This was one of my faves...a color by number piece by Wip 

Duncan made this for me and asked me if he spelled everything correctly....I said yes. 

This was the back and I think he was trying to tell me that I am his Mage. I will take it. 

This is what I plan on doing a lot of over the break (gotta get ready for this!) 
We made cookies for Santa and during the baking Duncan told me that it smelled like dough then followed it up with "you know like doe, ray, me" ...he sure does make me laugh 

Another good laugh was when the boys pretended to be Elves on the Shelf..Patrick and I had to find them and my elf was Ernie (Wip) and Patrick's elf was Jerry (Duncan)...yes, they took the names from their own elf and William's elf:) 

Duncan put up all of the cards on his own. I was floored when he told me that we should put a family (that he has seen one time) next to the Falling Creek card because they are a Falling Creek family (which they are)...he is so freaking observant even though he will make you think differently.

Doing a Florida snow angels 

The boys rocked the pageant at All Saints as shepherd 2 and 3  

Merry, Merry

When we walked out to see if Santa came Duncan said: "and I thought I was on the naughty list!!!" 

Found this massive rainbow on the way home from seeing "Sing" 

And to all a good night...

Before I close can I please let everyone know how sad I am about this? You have no idea how many times I played the Wham! tape while dancing around my room, or singing Freedom '90 at the top of my lungs, and don't even get me started on Faith. RIP George Michael...thanks for the memories. 


Melody Kazee said...

Always anxious for a new installment and this one does not disappoint!
Thanks for sharingXxxoooMom