Saturday, December 17, 2011

Freddie - Our Elf on the Shelf

We started a new tradition this year and have welcomed an Elf on the Shelf into our home. His name is Freddie. He is pretty mischievous and loves to eat. Here are some pictures of his latest adventures.....

Saying Thank You with Cookies

To thank the fire and police departments we made cookies. Rick and the kiddos made sugar cookie cut outs and I made some chocolate chip cookies. It was really nice to be able to give back to community workers that give so much of themselves to their vocations.


Decorating the Outside of the House

Winter Concert - December 6, 2011

Kari has been working so hard all year on her violin and in chorus. Her winter concert was really good and she was chosen to perform at the Pascal Senior Center on December 22. We are so proud of her and her musical abilities.

Walk to Bethlehem - December 3, 2011

A local church hosted a Walk to Bethlehem event. We started out at a census table and became part of the family of Zebulon. Then we went to different stations leading up to the birth of Jesus. After the tour we went inside to a marketplace a tried out foods and other fare from Jesus' time. It was the kiddos' favorite part. We can not wait to go again next year and make this part of our Christmas season traditions.


Dollar Days at The Harbor December 3, 2011

We took Kari and Noah to Dollar Days at the Inner Harbor. We started out at CFA for breakfast, got Noah's haircut, rode the light rail, went to the Science Center and had a late lunch at Hard Rock Cafe. It was a beautiful day and we have a great time.

A piece of the WTC in NYC in front of the WTC in Baltimore 


BSO Field Trip December 2, 2011

I got to chaperone Noah's 2nd grade class trip to the BSO. We heard a few pieces from the Nutcracker and saw a puppet show of Cinderella. It was a really great show.

Noah the Lion


I am not sure how it started. I guess maybe it was a genuine illness at first. Then the teenager babysat a little late on a Saturday night. ...