Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Fun!

Our Christmas was just wonderful!  It was such an exciting Christmas season and we did so many fun things for Advent.

Christmas Eve, Seamus and Grace sang in the choir at the Children’s Mass and it was beautiful.  We had an amazing dinner at home with my parents, then went to a couple Christmas parties and saw some old friends.


Back at home, the kids opened their gifts to each other, we tracked Santa on NORAD and left out milk and cookies!  They were asleep in minutes!


After Santa came!


Christmas morning fun began at 7am!



It was so exciting!  So many wonderful surprises from Santa!



Annual Christmas morning pajama pic!


Nanny and Poppy arrived with their special gifts!


All the family together with Grampy in the afternoon, just before heading to Aunt Sue’s for Christmas dinner.


It was a wonderful and fun day spent with family! 

Then a few days later, it was time to head to Grandma and Grandpa Camenga’s house for a second Christmas! 

The cousins all have so much fun together!  They spent a great afternoon zooming down a hill!


Even the “big kids” got in on the fun!


The kids were so excited to meet their new baby cousin Dylan, born just a week before Christmas!


Grandma and Grandpa with all the grandchildren (can you spy the grumpy Liam hiding behind Grandma?)


Opening more gifts!



Singing Happy Birthday to Grandpa!


So much fun!  What a lucky family we are!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013


Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Concert Part 2

We got a foot of snow on Sunday, but luckily the roads were cleared in time to have the second Christmas concert at SHS!  Liam was so excited, and he asked about every five minutes, “Is it time for my show now?”

Mr. Cool ready to rock out to “North Pole Rock ‘n Roll!”


One of my favorites, “My Red Sled.” (Liam is right behind the kid with the red argyle vest – not easy to get decent video with my phone!)

My Red Sled

And “Away in a Manger.”

Away in a Manger

It was the most adorable show and the kids did such a great job!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Concert Part 1

Seamus and Grace had their school Christmas concert and I wanted to share some video!  I wasn’t close enough to Seamus at the show to record him during the band performance, so he gladly played “Hot Cross Buns” a second time when we returned home:

Seamus on pocket trumpet

Grace had a solo during “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.”  She did a great job and was so excited to actually be missing her two front teeth for this performance!  Her solo starts around the 53 second mark:

Grace’s solo

The singing and instrument playing along with the special live nativity was wonderful!  Part 2 of the Christmas concert will be on Sunday with Liam’s Pre-K class…can’t wait!