Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Harbour Christmas Program 2009

On Thursday, Jackson's preschool had their annual "Pajama Party for Baby Jesus!" Christmas Program! It was sooo cute!! Well, to me it was. For weeks, we've seen Jackson singing along to Little Drummer Boy, and doing action with the song...he was VERY excited about it!

A few weeks ago, we were asked to bring in coffee cans with handles. I mentioned this to my mom one day (because I don't drink that much coffee and I wasn't about to go out and BUY a huge tub just for that!) and she said, "Aren't you lucky? We just threw one away this morning. Here!" It was a blue Maxwell House tub. When we took it in to Miss Melissa, I noticed that almost everyone else had brought in red Folgers tubs, but I know it wouldn't matter, b/c they weren't going to be using ALL of the tubs--there were a TON! But apparently, my super observant, O.C.D. child noticed that HE brought in a BLUE tub. And since that day, he always asked for that blue tub--the one and only blue tub in the bag! One day during practice, Jackson was handed a red tub. He told Miss Melissa, "This one isn't mine. Mine is blue. I need my blue drum." That afternoon, Jackson came home from school upset b/c he didn't get his blue drum! At this point, I had no idea what he was talking about. But the day of the program, Miss Melissa filled us in, as she was darting past us to go get Jackson's blue drum!!

Notice in the video, she personally hands his drum to him! We LOVE LOVE LOVE the music teachers at his school--they are soo sweet and they love my kid, so that makes them even more special to me! Well, all of Jackson's teachers love on him, and it calms my heart knowing that he's not only learning, he's being nurtured and cared deeply about at the same time. I LOVE his school!! I can't say enough wonderful things about the sweet sweet ladies!

Jackson was a hoot during the show--his hat kept falling over his eyes, and the teachers would fix it...and he would pull it back down! You'll see it all in the video! And then at the end of the first song, he really didn't know where to put that big drum! It didn't fit on his lap, so he sets it to the side, then on the floor....as his Momma, I thought it was hysterical! Anyone else might just look at it and say, "what is that kid in the back doing?" but you have to know Jackson!! :)

After the 3yr olds were done, they were to sit and watch the 4 yr olds sing their 3 songs...and Jackson participated in their program as well! HA!! :)

Everson slept through the ENTIRE program!

He sees you when you're sleeping...

Jackson and Miss Melissa

Jackson and his best friend Ryan

Jackson and his best friends Ryan + Reed

Jackson + James

Jackson being silly with his hat...

Music Teacher Miss Kim

Music Teacher Miss Melissa

Email from Santa

Jackson was a LUCKY little boy today! He got the COOLEST email from SANTA!!


And Mommy caught a video clip of Jackson watching it:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jackson's Redition of Joy to the World

Joy to the World
it's the lord come true
let Ert a-ceive the King

Let every Part
A-paired Him Room

and heaven and nature sing
and heaven and nature sing

and heaven and nature sing!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

St.Nick 2009

St. Nick is a GREAT tradition...he's come to our house every year:

Although this year, we didn't do our Annual St. Nick Movie Night at the Babcock's (it will be this Saturday! Stay tuned!) right on the feast of St. Nick, he did manage to make it to our house! And we were sooo excited!

We had spent the entire weekend being spoiled at GG Jane's because Adam had gone on his annual hunting trip with the El Campo boys. When Daddy got home, he was sick. Early stages of pneumonia. We ate soup at GG's, and then came home to get in our new Christmas jammies and wait for sounds of St. Nick. Around 6:30, we hear rustling outside. When Jackson got to the door, he found a big bag of goodies! Some for him, some for Ev:

Classic Christmas Movie Set for Jackson
(Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Claus comes to Town)
Peek-a-Boo Christmas for Everson
Reindeer Cookies
Snowman Cookies
Snowflake Hot Chocolate Mugs
Candy Cane Hot Cocoa
M&M Candy Cane
Tic Tacs

Jackson DID make sure that he grabbed Ev before he went to the door, b/c he had to "show him who St. Nick is!" He loves his little bro...

Jackson was looking for St. Nick. I told him that one time when I was little, I walked by the front door at our Wichita house, and I saw 2 green eyes staring in the window. I really do remember it, but I'm sure it's a little more exaggerated in my mind now....but still...so Jack was looking for him!

...everything we need for a GREAT movie night!! All we need now, is the popcorn, and we are all set!! Daddy-O read a letter that St. Nick set for the boys. It told them to be good and to tell Cole (our Elf) he said hello. Also, he asked Jackson to read his book to him....

That night, Mommy and Jack Jack baked one of the boxes of cookies and made 2 hot cocoas to drink while we watched Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Frosty the Snowman...Daddy-O missed out. Poor guy. He was quarantined upstairs in our room! After our movies, Jackson and me and Everson had a slumber party in Jackson's room! Ev was on the floor in his Eddie Bauer sleeper, and Jackson and I snuggled in his bed. It was a great night--but we missed our Daddy-O! Adam went to the doctor the next morning to find that he had EARLY stages of pneumonia--a shot of lasik in the butt, a heavy duty antibiotic, and an inhaler later, and he's good to go! And now, 3 days later, he's allowed to hold his baby again! HA!

We hope to make up for movie night this weekend...it's going to be a HOLIDAY FILLED weekend: Breakfast with Santa, Baking at Memaw's, Holiday light tour in Galveston, ending with Frosty and hot cocoa...life is good!!

Go Huskers!!

My dad has always been a Huskers fan--rightly so, since that is where he is from and where he went to college. Go Big Red! I grew up in a Husker house. I knew all about football before most little girls should, simply because I watched the games with my dad and had to learn WHY he was screaming at the TV! You catch on fast!!

So when Mom and Dad went back to Nebraska for Grandpa Joe's birthday, we were SOOO excited that they came home with the boys' first Husker gear! Jackson got a Husker shirt, jacket, football, and cup. Everson got a cute t-shirt, but it's a little big, so he's never worn it.

A few weeks later, we get a package in the mail. Grandpa Joe sent Everson the CUTEST onsie: "I'm little, but I'm LOUD! Go BIG RED!" I was soo excited, I busted out the Nebraska flag and got a few quick shots with my little Husker fans...Thanks Grandpa Joe!!

In turn, they are going to make GREAT Christmas gifts, which are in the mail right now....so don't tell him!! :)