Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
*I know I am a little out of order and haven't blogged our Christmas yet, but that's coming soon:)
On to New Years...
We had such a fun night with the girls at home. Brad has been fighting the flu, so he was out of commission for most of the evening, but he partied a little with us. After spending a few minutes on Pinterest and a quick run to the grocerey store, this is what our NYE evening looked like:)
I put together about 8 activities and put them in little bags to be opened up throughout the evening...sometimes we waited 30 minutes between bags, sometimes 5. Time is still irrelevant to them:) Which also was great because we were able to finish our evening by 8:30pm without any complaints!
Our activity bags...
We filled out All About Me questionnaires
We enjoyed ice cream on the last cold night of 2014
We watched the classic Annie!! Words can't say how awesome it was to see my girls as captivated by the movie as I was when I was little!
We chose a 2015 Family theme song because...
We love to have dance parties! So we danced and danced.
We took silly pictures
We spelled out JANUARY with alphabet cereal
We made noise shakers
We watched the ball drop (thanks to 2013 NY Times Square ball drop on youtube) and gave hugs and kisses!
We gave toasts to the new year!
Hannah said something about bananas and Hello Kitty,
Emily wants it to snow,
And Caroline wants to see Disney on Ice....again. :)
We did poppers and daddy lit sparklers for them. Hannah and I stayed inside because it was freezing!!!
And then we went to sleep!!! Phew.
I'm so happy about where God has us this year- and can't wait to see how and what God uses our family to accomplish this year:)
Happy New Year from the Hobbs!
Posted by THobbs at 10:41 AM
Monday, December 22, 2014
We went to our first Ugly Sweater Christmas party this year. Thanks to some awesome finds at a thrift store-Brad definitely won 1st place that evening.
Brad and I also got to attend a Christmas party with his work partners one evening (no picture of that night:) It was nice to be there almost a year exactly from when we interviewed-and we were able to sit back and relax this year.
Posted by THobbs at 8:21 AM
Fun with new friends....
Caroline was sick the day of her school party and Christmas show. Her precious teacher invited me back for a special preformance of one of their songs. It was fun watching these sweet kindergarteners....and remembering my own days as a kindergarten teacher at Christmas time. Such fun memories are made!Some sweet friends took pictures for me that day at the other girls preformance.
This is starting out as one of the most meaningful and fun Christmas' yet. The girls ages, ability to understand, and desire to take part in all things Christmas is a lot of fun!! Loving this first Christmas in our new town/house:)
Posted by THobbs at 8:13 AM
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The day after Thanksgiving we went to Santas Village. It was freezing cold but lots of fun to walk around and see what an amazing place Constitution Village turns into at Christmas time. The girls really enjoyed seeing the costume characters walking around. They iced gingerbread cookies, drank hot chocolate, and enjoyed watching live music. They contemplated standing in line to go see Santa, but thankfully they don't care enough about him to make everyone wait in line for hours. They left happily without seeing him- and we left happy to be out of the cold:)
Posted by THobbs at 9:23 PM