Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

It's Christmas time!!! I'm sooo excited!! I love this time of year which I'm sure most of you do and with the season most certainly upon us I thought I'd share some pictures of us getting into the Christmas spirit that we've celebrated in over the last week.
Last weekend we went to the Launceston Christmas Parade (though it's not much AT ALL compared to Melbourne for instance, it's good to support the local community and do something different for the children!!)

All excited and waiting for it to start!
(Jo Kenzie is one of the children's really great friends, we sat with them!!)

Sweet Esther seeing her FIRST parade

The bagpipes were just a little loud for my gorgeous Sophia!

Zeke loved the trumpet!!
(Allan plays this instrument so there is many a time that the children have a blurt on his!!)

Hannah was doing her own camera work and filming the parade

The real meaning for the Season!! Jesus, God's special gift to us ALL!

One more of us girls!
(note the Kenzie family in the background, we watched it with them, such a wonderful family!!)

Then it was time to put up the tree! Our beautiful treasures all helped soooo wonderfully and we got the "ground work" for the tree done really quickly.

Now time for the decorations...... I love my decorations, most of them are handmade but there are a few special bought ones in there too!

Of course this time last year Esther was only a few days old
so the tree was an exciting toy to discover!!!

Then Sophia couldn't resist dressing her sister up in the Christmas skirt! CUTE!

Lastly we (I mean Allan) put up lights outside. There is a house up the street that "GOES OFF" with lights and we can see it flashing from our office window, so though it's nothing like that we like to do a little!! (will have to provide pic's of that another post!)

So there you have it!! Have you put up your tree yet??? DOne some Christmas shopping perhaps, enjoyed the local parade??? Feel as though you are in the Christmas spirit?? I'd love to hear from you!!!
I hope that your Saturday is a wonderful one,
Smiles Sharnee :0)


Bronwyn Eastley said...

It's fun to have 'littlies' at this time of the year! It looks like you guys are enjoying the lead up to Christmas.

Claire said...

Great to ss you getting into the Christmas spirit. I love this time of year too. Esther looks so sweet at the parade! Enjoy every second :)

Vanessa said...

Yay for Christmas!! We did ours last Sunday, will have to put some pics up as well. Hope you have fun decorating the rest of your house (which I know you always do a fabulous job of!)

PS - Love Hannah's haircut!

Anonymous said...

wonderful pics!! Thanks so much for sharing them, we are feeling very Christmassy now with our advent activities every day and Little Giant (our little electric train) circling the bottom of the tree and the tree lights on every night - so pretty!!!

xx Carli