A few other noteworthy items from December:
Christy and Matt Visited
I like them.
Gramma Meyers 89th Birthday Party
The woman is amazing.
A Night in Bethlehem
Our Stake hosts a really wonderful live nativity performance each December. They have an outdoor area set up like Bethlehem with little shops and activities – the Shabby Sheikh where you dress up, Old Tyme Pottery where they made beaded bracelets, Hebrew School where kids are taught how to write their names in Hebrew, etc. After you visit Bethlehem there is a performance of the Nativity and reading of Luke 2 with live animals and actors singing. We’ve gone most years since Sadie was little and we always have a wonderful experience. We joined Mike and Sarah’s family this year. Here is a picture of the only people who were willing to dress up from our group at the Shabby Sheikh……
Student of the Month
Also, Jax had an award ceremony for being Student of the Month the next morning at school. I felt so bad because we forgot about it. I remembered when I turned on my phone in the morning and had the calendar alert but I was 10 minutes late. He was crying and sitting with a sweet grandpa he’d never met when I arrived. Luckily, he calmed down quickly and I was there to see the award given. I felt so terrible, though!
He’s a really great kid!
Dates with the Kids
I thought it would be a good idea to take each of the kids on a date before the baby is born.
Ben took Jax to the Florida Orchestra Christmas show with Gramma Meyers. The tickets were actually my parents’ but they fell ill so we inherited them.
I planned a date for Sadie which included painting, pizza and puppies. We had a lovely time together! Special thanks to my mom for watching the boys.
Lastly, Ben took McKay golfing with my dad, Joseph, and Kimmy. Sadly, I don’t think they took any pictures. McKay loved driving the bumpy golf cart!
Ethan got baptized on a Saturday morning in December. It was a sweet program. Other than the actual ordinance itself, Mimi’s talk on the Holy Ghost was the highlight. She took Ethan on a safari all around the primary room and likened her being the guide to the Holy Ghost guiding us through life. Ben played the piano and did ok. He hit a couple wrong notes when he was warming up, and Jax whispered to me “It’s your fault for not letting him practice.”
Pictures will be forthcoming…
So there you have it!