Friday was the Christmas Concert at UPark. Dad was too busy at work to get away, but Nick went with me to hear the kids sing. Lucas and his fish lips.
This is his little friend Abby. They were on the same soccer team when he still played co-ed. They were in the same class last year and again this year. Good friends in the making.
Olivia immediately looks for me and gives a big smile. Such a sweet child with such a big heart.
Lucas by the tree in his 1st grade room.
Olivia by the tree in her 2nd grade class.
After school we ran some errands and Nick told me to go check out the ravens at Lowe's. Normally when it gets dark they fly miles out of town to their roost. For whatever reason there were hundreds at this building screaming an awfully creepy sound I've never heard them do and circling like bats.
It's hard to see the numbers because of the dark, but I lightened this photo and you can see them lined on the roof. They were like that down the rows of outside shelving and covering the roof. I know when a raven dies they will gather in huge numbers, but then they fly off. I wonder if there was one trapped somewhere? Not only was this eerie and odd, but they were only on this building. It's a strip mall and the birds were no where else (yes, I drove around looking).
At home the girls made molded candies. First time we've ever done this and they had fun.
The boys played video games. We moved the tree and the star is falling off. I should fix that.
Saturday night Emily went to her Ex-Step-Mother's Christmas Party. (Would she just be called "friend" now?). Aren't her silver shoes awesome?
While she did that we took Olivia and Lucas to their first hockey game. (Obviously, they went to a zillion games as babies when their brothers played, but they don't remember that). I won two tickets on Facebook and while we were standing in line to buy two more two different people came up and gave us one each. What a great community we live in.
There's the mascot and jazz band.
I got stuff yesterday to bake with the girls. I need to get my Christmas cards in the mail. I've been doing things I want to do lately rather than the things that I should be doing! I need to get a shower in so I'm off....