Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years Eve 2012

As another year winds down all I can say is I am happy to Ring in the New Year with a tweentastic party tomorrow night. These ice cream cones will be a hit with the girls!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

4th Grade Christmas Party

Yesterday was Emily's 4th Grade class Christmas party & as I walked by the Snowflake Tree I got a fuzzy feeling I was gonna have fun joining in on all the Reindeer games.

With snacks like this waiting, I new for sure I was in for a treat.

Stuff the Santa was one station that was a big hit divided up into four teams. Each team selected a Santa, planned their stuffing actions & when ready got one minute to stuff Santa with as many balloons as possible.

I missed snapping the fourth teams efforts but here is the winning Santa below proudly wearing his bow! Presents were awarded to the whole team Barracuda for having the most balloons totaling 38...

Emily managed to get her present of Gummy Bears a little earlier than the rest of her team. LoL She new she had won & helped herself to the winnings! :o)

Another very sweet station was the yummy butter creamed frosting Christmas cookie station. All the kids participated in this one & definitely liked a lot of frosting with their cookies sprinkled with love.

What's Christmas without snow globes? I loved this station. Seeing all the kids gaze into their finished globe as if staring magic in the eye made my heart glow like Rudolph's nose. The children had three choices to pick from for their little figurine inside...Christmas tree, gingerbread man or a snowman. These globes will bring many years of joy to all their homes every season.

On a cold winter night was the start of a story that everyone in class had to continue with a sentence each. With warning from the teacher the story was "kept clean." :o)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Singing The National Anthem

Looking forward to Breanna singing with her fifth grade choir at a couple of informal performances in January and February. They will be singing the National Anthem at two Varsity sporting events at Minnetonka High School. First, on Tuesday, January 24th (7pm) at the Girls Basketball Game vs. Osseo. And secondly, on Thursday, February 2nd (7pm) at the Varsity Wrestling Match vs. Eden Prairie.

Family Activities: Fun Ways to Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Family Activities: Fun Ways to Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Elf on The Shelf

Our Elf on the Shelf will be making his 1st annual visit to our home today. As the story goes, he watches over the children and reports back to Santa every night. Every morning til Christmas the girls will have to find where he landed.
With 6 days left til Christmas today he will “make his appearance” when the girls come home from school they will have to give him a name when they spot him. My job will be remembering to move him.

Looking forward to this fun new family tradition the last week til Santa comes. Christmas Eve we will have a send off party for our Elf on the Shelf til next year!

Photos to come!

Do you have an Elf in your house? What did you name him? What are some of the best places the kids have found him?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Lights in Hopkins

101 Ridgewood Dr.Hopkins, MN Going tonight for a Hopkins holiday tradition for many years to see a wonderful light show after the Holidazzle Parade where Dr. Santa will be passing out candy canes. The home is of Rick, Lynn and Andy Rozell, where they will have more than 20,000 lights shining. We happen to have the in's with this Santa. Rick works with Derek so my girls better be on their best behavior tonight! :o)