"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Fun Part 3 - Parties!

Christmastime means parties and a LOT of them! It is always a busy time, but also so much fun! This year both Austin and Audrey had parties at their preschool on the same day an hour apart from each other, so I got to go to both. :)

Santa came to visit Audrey's classroom.

As you can see from her face, she was very excited. :) We don't do Santa at our house, but there is no getting away from all the fun Santa movies and such, so our kiddos know about Santa (St. Nick) and all the wonderful things he did for children a long time ago. I absolutely LOVE what this Santa did! He read a book called 'What is Christmas?' to the kids. In the book it asks a lot of questions like is Christmas about the lights, presents, reindeer? They would all shout, NO! Then he asked is Christmas about me? They all screamed YES! and then this Santa said no, Christmas wasn't about him, it was about Jesus. It was amazing to know that AGAIN, this school is such a blessing to us. Santa sat there and told these sweet children that Christmas wasn't about him, but about the greatest gift of all - Jesus. He shared the gospel and then told them that he would try and get them what they wanted this year, but that Jesus was already the best gift. I was so glad I got the opportunity to share that time with Audrey and even more thankful that I have a husband who works so hard so that I can stay home and be able to go to things like this with my kiddos and share these special moments.

Audrey and the best Santa EVER! :) She was being very shy and didn't say a word to him about what she wanted until right before she got off his lap. Then she whispered to him, "I want a Rapunzel doll." It was precious!

Audrey with one of her sweet friends from class.

We had a great morning together and she was so excited to have her Mommy there.

Then on to Austin's class party. He was so excited about the menu of pizza and cupcakes. :)

He was also very excited to see Santa and couldn't wait to tell him that he wanted a Slinky Dog from the Toy Story 3 movie. (Which I went out that afternoon and bought for him from Aunt Zuzu.;)

We also had a party for our home group at our house this year. It was a fun night with almost 40 people in our house (around 20 kiddos!)

Ains and her sweet friends at the little kids table.

Some of the kiddos watching a Max Lucado Christmas movie.

My hubby and some of the guys playing pool upstairs (while all the ladies hung out downstairs chatting and maintaining the chaos. :)

I didn't get a chance to take many pics that night, but I thought this one was so cute of Ains with one of her sweet friends wearing Santa hats. It was a great night! We love out home group!