Yesterday morning we headed to Jasmine's school for their Holiday Falala Concert. The third graders were singing and dancing and it was just really cute watching them. Jasmine was one of the dancers who had to do a 60's style dance during one of the songs.....she practiced and practiced at home and kept saying that she was nervous to dance in front of everyone.
But she did it, and she looked so cute doing it LOL
I felt so bad for her, she is really sick with a cold, she was up the night before with a congested nose and cough and she begged to go to school for the concert. We agreed but as soon as they were done, we signed her out for the day, this morning she has a hoarse voice from the singing :)
Here's some more pictures, I couldn't get very good ones, the gym was dark, it was crowded and she was pretty far from where we were sitting.
Here's a little video of her dancing, especially for the family back in South Africa :)
So I know it's almost Christmas and a lot of us are scrambling to finish all the gift shopping and homemade goodies. Today I'm concentrating on cooking, which makes me really happy since I love being in the kitchen.
I've already made a batch of fudge and one of yummy caramels. You have GOT to try these, they're so quick and easy to make but goodness, they're delicious.
Come with me to the food blog, we'll go make some real quick so you can hand out to your family, friends and neighbors....OR.....keep them to yourself as a reward for being so good this year!
Tell me those don't look good huh??
Now onto Christmas stuff, I am happy to say that Jasmine's Rag Doll is done and wrapped, at least it's one less thing to worry about. My poor snowmen though is another story, I'm hoping....really really hoping that I can finish them this week otherwise they'll end up being for next year. How sad!
All my christmas shopping is done, all my christmas cards are out and either on the way or already received, so I think I'm doing good :)
Thank you Courtney, Eden, Sarah, Mari, Elizabeth and Sherri for the beautiful christmas cards, it's always a joy to open the mailbox and find one from you and your wonderful families.
While I was out shopping yesterday I picked up some playdough for the kids. These real cheap ziploc bags with a cutter inside and the play dough. I came home and handed it to them and then for the next 5 hours, I heard NOTHING....not a squeak, not a single sound.
Now as parents you know that when everything is quiet, usually it means something is being destroyed, a child is hurt or they're definitely up to no good......nope, not this time, they were like little angels playing at the dinner table. Shocking!
I'm about to go watch some christmas shows on tv or maybe I'll read, not sure which, but I've decided not to clean today. Yesterday I went to the school concert, got groceries, cleaned the house, went back out for christmas shopping etc.......I'm pooped. By 7pm last night I was running a low grade fever and feeling yucky...so today I'm taking it easy.....yep, just me and my baby pug Lola. Look at all the love oozing from the photo :)
Hope you are all having a great day too!