Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

We have been in the christmas spirit for the last few weeks and have enjoyed some fun holiday activities.  Hannah is really enjoying her advent calendar (she calls is Ventsakinder.....kind of a mixture of German and English) and gets very excited in the morning to open another little present.  We have decorated the house, gone to see Santa, went to Silver Dollar City and watched the Bentonville Christmas parade. 

Hannah is still not a big fan of Santa.  She talks about him all the time, but she won't go near him.  I love to compare pictures from the last 4 years (I can't believe this will be her 4th christmas already).
 First Christmas
Second christmas.  She is sitting on my lap on a green towel and I am hiding off to the side....
Well, I can't get to my third Santa picture right now due to technical difficulties.
Here is this years picture. It took us about 30min to get to this point.  I didn't even think we would get there.....good thing there was nobody waiting in line.
We drove to Branson last week to spend a day at Silver Dollar City and see the lights.  We had a great day riding rides, watching a show and seeing the lights.  I had charged my camera and was ready to go only to find out that I left my memory card in my computer, so iphone pictures is all I have again. 
 Hannah went up on stage with the other kids during Frosty the Snowman.
The beautiful lights
We had so much fun that we ended up buying season tickets to SDC.  I am excited to spend some more time there next year. 
We went to the Bentonville christmas parade with friends last Saturday.  I love to see all the kids together.  It is so fun to see them grow up together.
Hannah really enjoyed helping us decorate for christmas. 
Can you guess who put these ornaments up?
Since we are in the new house it took me a lot longer to get our decorations up.....it just takes a while to find a new home for everything.  So, I want to remember how we decorated this year.
 We have been reading lots of christmas stories and Hannah seems to be worried about Santa's back.  Every time we read about Santa delivering all these presents to kids around the world she asks if he is going to have "Rueckenschmerzen" (a backache).  We also talk about the reason we celebrate christmas and this morning I explained to her again that we are celebrating baby Jesus birthday and her first question was "Is he going to have birthday cake?"

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