Sunday, December 19, 2010

Spreading Christmas Cheer, a 5 year olds way!

Payton had her classes Christmas performance and it was ADORABLE! She had a line she had to memorize and recite by herself and several songs to sing ( She was a Santa, thats why she has the white cuffs and BIG belt ;) They all did a great job! And then there was Paige.... she cracked us up and would have been up on that stage too if I would have let her! She was dancing the whole time!

(sorry about the sideways video, my Flicker died and I didn't realize my camera video doesn't rotate itself). Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit like a bunch of adorable Kindergartners singing Christmas Carols!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dear Santa,

The Friday after Thanksgiving is our day to get out alllll (every year Karl makes several comments about how many Christmas boxes there are ;) of the Christmas decorations, watch Christmas movies and be lazy!

They were all about helping put on the ornaments! (I love the help but I am a little anal about the tree so that night I did a little rearranging of ornaments ;)

I love our Tree!!
I LOVE unwrapping each ornament and the memories that each one holds, this angel is one of my favorites. She was my Grandma's ornament and when she passed we all went through all her ornaments and this was one I had to have. Each year when we helped her decorate her tree she would tell me she bought that angel because it reminded her of me. Now it reminds me of her...
Each year when we go to the city we pick out one special ornament to add to the tree, this was from the year we got married.

This guy was this years choice, I didn't have many snowmen ornaments.
This was purchased in Hawaii on our honeymoon

Baby's First Christmas, Paige
Even Karl has a few ;) Payton made a few of these last year, I love them! We had to move them to a higher spot after Roxy decided to eat one, yes she ate the dough ornament, paint, glitter and all! The Saturday after Thanksgiving we went to San Francisco for our annual visit with Santa and day of shopping!
Peeking in at Santa!

She wrote a letter to Santa and drew him a picture!

Paige was so excited to see Santa, until she actually SAW Santa haha!
Last year we had Mrs Claus as a buffer between Paige and Santa, she must have been busy making cookies at the North Pole this year, so I got to be the buffer...
I remember when my brother and I wore matching sweaters and sat on Santa's lap, time flies!
After warming up to Santa Paige told him what she wanted for Christmas this year! " Boo Baby" ( a peekaboo baby she saw at Target) and "Beeaast" ( she loves the Beast from Beauty and the Beast right now!!
After our visit with Santa we head to the Ornament Department and we each get to pick out a ornament.

Payton deposited her letter to Santa
The girls may have asked for more toys for Christmas but we realized, they would much rather have a cardboard box! They played with this for days! Decorating it and performing puppet shows!
May your days be Merry and Bright!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Merry Christmas! Love, The Pacheco's

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

On Monday we made the Traditional turkey hands. They loved painting their own hands and surprisingly were not as messy as I anticipated!

Paige signing her masterpiece!

I LOVE it!
On Tuesday Payton had her Thanksgiving performance at school! It was so adorable and her class and teachers did such a good job! I will try to post some video soon but the children memorized an entire Thanksgiving book and recited it to the audience along with several songs.

My brother has been home for the past week and the girls are beyond excited to have him back for Thanksgiving! Payton made a picture that said " I feel great when I get to visit my Uncle" and the picture she drew is of her waking Uncle up the morning after he got home.

One group were the pilgrims...

and the other half were Indians.

She was into it!

After the performance each child put a leaf on the tree and told everyone what they are thankful for, Payton said she was Thankful for her family!

Prettiest Pilgrim I have have ever seen! ;)

Grandmas and Uncle came to watch!

Payton with her teachers
That evening we celebrated Karl's Birthday (yes, it was a busy day!)
His parents had all the grandparents over for dinner and desert. This year Karl did not want me to make a cake, he wanted brownies instead.
We sure do have a lot to be thankful for this year, and as Payton said the thing that tops our list is family! We sure our blessed to have such wonderful family in our lives and look forward to spending the day with both sides of our families for Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!!