Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Decorating - Kid Style

Not much time for blogging but had to put this in. The boys were very enthusiastic about helping with the tree this year.  I am definitely taking advantage of that while it lasts.  Jackson would have been happy leaving with just the lights but the older two were all about getting it decorated. Trent was very methodical and careful while Brayden wanted to see how many could hang from one branch. The result...

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Brayden so proud of how many he squeezed in there!

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When they got done and went off to other things, I had to tweak it just a little...

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So I guess it's safe to say bring on the Holly!!!

On With the Show!

It has been a busy week here in the Phillips' household.  With Christmas coming we have been bombarded with church and school programs.  This is the first year Trent has been old enough to take part in the choir.  Last week they had their Christmas concert. I was flooded with memories as he stood so straight and tall and sang the Christmas carols, ending with the Hallelujah chorus.  Isn't he the cutest thing in his tux?

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Tonight was Trent's first piano recital.  He has only been taking since September but has been doing great.  I am finally understanding what my mom went through trying to get all  4 of us to practice.  Such fun!  But tonight we saw it all come together. I was so proud of him as he overcame his nerves to play "Jingle Bells" with his teacher Mrs. Cokely.

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He did great and was thrilled when it was over. 

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And this is not the end.  Stay tuned for the next entertainment installment of the Phillips' family!