Sunday, December 23, 2012

Complete Chaos

What a week!  We had Ava's last night at tumbling, my holiday party at work, Ava's Christmas concert with her pre-school, finishing up Christmas shopping, Christmas cards, gift wrapping, menu planning for the big day, and...even a date night!

Grandma Deb and Grandpa Whitey came to watch Ava's last night of tumbling, and besides the first 10 minutes of her refusing to uncross her arms, it went rather well. Let's just say that it's impossible to do a somersault with the arms crossed, no matter how hard she tried...


 
Enjoying her last activity on the tumble track...
 
 
The president of BI really outdid himself with this year's holiday party...cosmos, appletinis, beer, wine, a carving station with roast beef, hot and cold appetizers, an ice scuplture, a jazz ensemble, etc...wow!  All he asked is that we dress up for the occasion...so we did!  Some people had on tuxes, most men were wearing full suits with ties, and women were dressed to the nines in cocktail dresses!  It was a very fun evening - I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the season with my fabulous co-workers!
 
The next night we had Maple Tree' Christmas program at the Croatian Hall in SSP.  They had many different activities set up for the kids: decorating cookies, making reindeer food, visiting with Santa, and a even a hot cocoa table.  And it was complete chaos.  The pre-k class went first by singing: I'm Getting Nuttin' for Christmas, Here Comes Santa Clause, and I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.  They were followed up by the pre-1 class, and then the toddlers.  Then all the kids gathered together to sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas, with a slight twist on the lyrics.  Ava's group did great, getting the words right, doing all the hand motions, and even singing in tune.  Clearly, they were the oldest kids in the group!
 
Saying hi to Santa!
 
 
Ava and Catherine

 
Decorating cookies together

 
Hm. Not so sure about this...

 
Getting ready to perform!

 
And just in case we thought we were bored this week, we managed to squeeze in a few more fun things...
 
A spontaneous Operation game between Scott and me...
 
 
Decorating Christmas cookies with my sprinkle-heavy girl



 
Scott and I even had a chance for a date night last night...we finally saw Skyfall, finished up the Christmas shopping, and had a yummy dinner at Lone Oak Grill in Eagan.  We went to the Cro for a few drinks, but at one point Scott asked me, "What's wrong with you?  You look like a zombie."  So, it was time to go home.  What can I say?  I'm a morning person!  Regardless, it was nice to get out sans Ava.
 
The banana bread for Christmas Eve is cooling on the stove, I'm going to make butterballs tomorrow for the soup on Christmas day, and then we're ready to go!  So looking forward to celebrating this holiday with my little family!  Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Ok i snorted when i got to the croatian hall..good times and glad it wasnt at the "cro"