Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas in Full Swing

The Perrys have gotten our festivities started and been enjoying all our time with our families. We started last weekend with Alex's grandparents in Murfreesboro, then did Christmas with my family on Sunday in Lawrenceburg. Because it was also my dad's birthday we kind of did a two in one event. Here is a silly shot of my dad with all the grandkids.
The kids had some much fun playing with all their cousins. I am just now realizing I don't really even have pictures of Maddie because she never stayed in one spot long enough. Ashton however spent some time playing with his new moon dough farm set with Emily.
Alex and I enjoyed staying afterwards to visit with my sister and her family for a while. We don't get to just hang out and catch up much anymore. It was a nice chance to do that.
We've also had Christmas with some of our friends and the kids had a big time doing that. My mom came on Wednesday and we had a good visit. Then yesterday we all went to visit my grandparents before having lunch at this little local restuarant. Its been a great Christmas break so far and looking forward to even more.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Maddie's Christmas Breakfast

Maddie's class had a Christmas Breakfast this morning for their class party. They had pancakes that they got to use strawberries, chocolate chips, and cool whip to make faces on them. Maddie enjoyed that. Hers turned out pretty cute too I must say.

After they were done with eating (or playing for some), they played a game of pass the present on the rug. It took a few times of explaining it for them to all grasp the concept of what they were supposed to do, but once they got the hang of it... it was cute! Here is Maddie opening up her book.
After the game was all over with, Maddie passed out little treat baggies she made for all her friends. :-) (I think she takes more after her Mommy on that!! SSShhhh, don't tell Alex I said that.)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Day

Today was a snow day!!! Ashton wasn't feeling well yesterday so I was pretty excited for him to have another day home to recuperate. However, he got up this morning just as normal as ever. I guess that stomach virus didn't have too much of an effect on him! :-)
Alex, Papa, Maddie and Ashton off to the barn to get the four wheeler so we could play in the snow. Of course, that didn't really work out. It wouldn't start for them. :(
Ashton trying full some sledding.
Much better this time!

Maddie pulling Ashton around on a sled. She thinks she is big stuff.

And finally some snow angels!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Concert

Friday night was the Christmas Concert at our church. Ashton and Maddie both joined some of the other kids on stage to sing Up on the Rooftop. The kids did a great job this year! I was impressed with how well they did. As you can see, Maddie was singing her heart out. She was right in front of the microphone and you could hear her for sure! It was cute! Ashton sang, but not as loud as his sister. He was he was a little "embarassed" up there. :(

Ashton looks so big next to that little boy!

I want to thank Papa Monkey and our friends Shanna, Addison and Berkley for coming to watch the kids. They loved having you there!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our First Christmas Program

Last night, Ashton had his first program at school. Ashton was on the front row wearing his little reindeer shirt that we made in his class one day. They added the antlers and red nose right before they went on stage. They all looked so cute! The kids did a great job with their two songs and then it was over. It was by far the shortest program I've ever been to!

I'm super proud of my little boy for getting up there and singing away. I wasn't sure he'd like the crowd, but he did great!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bubbles and Jets... Big Combination

Last night, Alex decided to pull out all the stops and him and the kids had some fun while I was doing bible study with the girls. As you can see, they took a massive bubble bath in our jacuzzi tub including the jets (which was the first time).
I think Maddie is behind all those bubbles.

Ashton looks pretty happy!

Bubbles, Bubbles, EVERY WHERE

Is that Ashton under there?!?

Monday, December 6, 2010

A big weekend

This was a big weekend at the Perry house. Friday night, Ashton spent the night with his first friend that wasn't a family member or really close friend. He stayed with his best friend from school, Evan. Evan has a dog, so Ashton was a little nervous, but by Saturday morning he was giving the dog treats and came home asking if Lady (the dog) could come over and stay the night when Evan comes. LOL Maybe we're getting somewhere with our fear of dogs......

Saturday night, Alex and I went to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party. Our friend Kelly came over to keep our kids and Kaleb and Kaleigh. Since Kaleb was already here late, he got to stay with us for the first time and Ashton was pretty stoked. He has wanted Kaleb to stay a million times, but this was the first time it really worked out great. For Ashton this was a super treat to get to stay over with Evan one night and then have Kaleb stay at his house the next. Woo Hoo!!!

Now, the Ugly Sweater Party..... I'm not sure what to really say. It was fun and boy were we a bunch of great looking people! I think the pictures can say it all. :-)