Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like...


....wait a minute, it's sunny and warm with an explosion of spring flowers - is it really Christmas time?

Zavi is a little confused and thinks it should snow. Cue the geography lesson complete with globe and hemisphere description ... True, the last couple of years, we've been in FL and NC for the holidays which aren't exactly wnter wonderlands themselves, but last year (and probably the only one he remembers,) we did have a blizzard in Wilson, NC and lots of snow to play in on Christmas day!!

But, I'm pretty sure he can handle the change...

We've been doing our best to get into the holiday spirit around here...

Zavi and Eliza spent an afternoon making Christmas cards for all the kids and teachers in their class. They did an awesome job - drawing something personal for each kid and doing all of the writing of names themselves. It was quite an endeavor - I was impressed with their staying power!!

working hard... note the tongues

Last weekend we decorated our Zimbabwean Christmas tree.

Interesting tree, isn't it?

Defnitely decorated by kiddos

Working on the little baobobs

Miles giving his dad a nice card that he made

The next day, we made cookies at Vaughn's house. Again, I was impressed with how long it kept the kids' interest. Pretty colorful, too.

Well said, David!

They tasted as good as they looked!

'The Grinch' and 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' rounded out a fun weekend...

THIS weekend David and Katy (and me by association) were invited to an ugly sweater Christmas party. Now, given the climate here this time of year, you can imagine the impossibility of finding Christmas sweaters (and we looked!) SO, we improvised...


Festive enough? People weren't quite sure what to make of David, however...

My favorite picture from the night.

Tomorrow, Daddy Jack and Anne arrive for a whole new adventure!! Happy holidays!!

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