Immediately after Thanksgiving, Tim and I were under the weather, and Sarah and Emily both came down with bronchitis and ear infections and missed a week of school.
We visited the Apple House Garden Center to buy a Christmas tree. We picked out a nice Douglas Fir and decorated it with friends the following day. Most of the ornaments were on the bottom third of the tree.
The Holiday Musical at Children’s House included a performance by all 80 children singing several festive favorites, including Feliz Navidad, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Jingle Bells. Sarah and Emily stood in front and sang loudly and clearly, making appropriate hand gestures and facial expressions. Afterwards, Tim and I took Sarah and Emily to see Santa Claus. (Sarah wants a baby doll and Emily wants a circus).
Our annual holiday party was a huge success. The children who attended each decorated their own gingerbread man, and there were two showings of Frosty the Snowman. After serious negotiations, Emily wore the red Rudolph dress and Sarah wore the black snowman dress.
Emily told Sarah, “Rules are rules, even for best friends.” Yesterday Emily said, “a fast-walking man is hard to beat.”