Monday, December 21, 2009

School Christmas party

Last Thursday Lindy had her school Christmas party. She had fun decorating a wreath, playing relay games, and eating the special Happy Meals they brought in for lunch. She did not "CHOOSE" to visit Santa Claus, despite the lure of chocolate. She was very emphatic that it was her choice and she was choosing NOT to see him.

Her teacher, Miss Roberta, is the best! She is a dear friend of mine and amazing with the kids. Clearly, Lindy loves her.

She was very excited to have her daddy come for this party AND for Denisa to join, too.

A special, "thank you" to my dear mom who made this outfit for Lindy. She still works full-time and her nights and weekends go by incredibly fast trying to do all the things she doesn't have the luxury of doing during the week. So her sewing is a true labor of love!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gingerbread house 2009

Lindy has a tradition of going to our friend Denisa's house to put together and decorate a gingerbread house. She did this last Tuesday and it was a great time for me to get LOTS done without my little helper and for her to get a full-on sugar rush!

Thanks, Denisa, for being so thoughtful to take time to do this.

Here is my little pastry chef at work.

As you can see, she tested the icing as she went along...

No big shock that she doesn't clean up like this at home...

The finished product! Way to go Lindy Li!!!

My little drummer girl!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The eyes of Elfie are upon you

Here's the story and we're sticking with it...

The day after Thanksgiving--while Lindy was taking a nap--a package mysteriously arrived at the door. It was
The Elf on a Shelf. We read the book together and removed our elf from the shelf. In a matter of moments Lindy named him, "Elfie."

For the past three weeks, Elfie has been moving around our house and keeping a watchful eye on Lindy. Every night he goes back to the North Pole to report on Lindy's behavior. He sneaks back sometime during the wee hours of the morning and hangs out in a new spot.

Comfort must not be that important to Elfie...

Elfie doesn't talk to us, nor are we allowed to touch him as this would interfere with his magic. He is a great listener, though.
Lindy is smitten with Elfie.

Every morning she LOVES hunting for him and her behavior around him has been quite remarkable. I wonder if we can keep him all year???

Notice the flashlight? It was kind of early and dark that morning! YAWN!

Lindy is very polite to him and she really does her best to make him feel part of our family. This morning she was quite bummed that she hadn't personally said, "goodbye" to him before she went off to school.

It has been loads of fun to see her excitement about her new elf friend and informant!

I do believe we have ourselves a new Christmas tradition folks and just remember the eyes of Elfie are upon you and he's friends with the big man in red.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Thirty Days of Thankfulness--Days 28, 29, & 30

Late, late, late...That's what this post is! Lindy had a great time being thankful in November! Her last three thankful entries are as follows:

Lindy is thankful for bows
Lindy is thankful for fall and the leaves
Lindy is thankful for pink and purple things (and diamonds)

Hopefully I can keep up her thankfulness all year long...