Monday, December 08, 2008

Breaking Tradition

It has become a tradition on the first Saturday of the month to go to the Creche Exhibit at our Stake Center and then head over to the parade of lights. After watching the parade last year in 17 degree weather, my mom and I decided to skip the parade this year since I would have to bring Noah. We did make it to the Creche Exhibit where Zoe and Emily sang in the children's choir, the older kids and I walked around to look at all the beautiful nativities while Matt took the younger kids to the children's area, and then we all hung out in the children's area before leaving. The kids love doing all the crafts, dressing up, and especially love decorating a yummy cookie to eat.


Kate loved playing Mary riding the donkey...

Mentioning cookie decorating was a great way to get her off the donkey!

Zoe and Emily each made a nativity scene to be displayed at the Creche Exhibit. Here is Emily's...

Here is Zoe's...


We came home to grab some lunch before heading separate ways for the afternoon. Matt took Eleanor to her first friend birthday party at the bowling center (Abby's) and he took Kate with him. I took Zoe, Emily, and Zach to our first Girls' Varsity basketball game. We watched most of the Boys' JV game and then the girls game. They both lost. I had a great time watching the new Girls' Varsity coach. She is very serious about the game and has great facial expressions and tantrums when the refs make bad calls (which they made several) and her players don't do what they are supposed to. Zoe was a bit concerned about playing for a coach like that and I wondered how I would feel if that was my daughter getting yelled at by the coach. Zach was bored when we first got there and he kept asking when we were leaving. He was distracted for a bit when my dad arrived to watch the games with us. Then Zach entertained himself with the programs, wandering around the benches near us, drinking water, eating m&m's, and listening to the band. He did great considering the long time we were there and he had no interest in actually watching the games.

I was hoping to get our Christmas tree in our house during Saturday's busy schedule, but it didn't happen. It snowed Saturday and yesterday, so it would have been a messy day to bring it in anyway.

Thank you for the gift ideas for Zach! I think he would be happy with any type of Wall-E toy, so I'll do more research on that and he loves playing with his DUPLO LEGOS, so adding to those is a great idea, too.

5 comments:

Dawn said...

That was a full day! Sounds like such fun for the kids - except maybe the bb game for Zach! Glad he found ways to be contented.

I'm so far behind - I love the shot of Kate playing by herself. I LOVE listening to the girls play with their nativity sets - and especially the ones they're not supposed to touch.

Hope you get the tree in and up soon! How neat that you can cut one right there where you're located.

Calandria said...

We went to a creche exhibit yesterday. I'm ashamed to admit it's the first time we've ever gone! They have it every two years in a neighboring stake.

I love your daughters' nativities! Cute!

PJ said...

17 degree parade, I'd second think that one too!

Sounds like you are having a very busy season:) Fun

Ave said...

I have never been to the one at the Stake Center. It looks like the girls had fun. I wouldn't buy a WallE robot if I were you, my mother bought one for the kids to play with and it was hard to figure out. My son used it a little, but the robot didn't seem very durable. We watched Kung Fu Panda for family home evening last week, I loved that movie. Very cute with a good moral.

Janae said...

The freezing parade sound like a great way to break tradition! That sounds too cold to enjoy. Sounds like a busy, but fun day:)