It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We even had snow! Keyword is "had" - it's mostly melted now. It lasted long enough for me to take the girls to see the movie White Christmas at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre downtown last night, though.
Today was the last day of school for the semester. I came early and helped the first graders make graham cracker "gingerbread" houses. Little Sis's was so pretty! I'm afraid she dropped her bag on the way out the door, but it's okay. She grinned and said, "Well, I guess I'll have to eat it!"
And yesterday, I brought green-colored crinkle cookies, ornament print-outs, and my daddy's childhood copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the third graders. This was probably Big Sis's class's last year for The Grinch. They're growing so fast!
This afternoon, I came back to the school for the All-School Sing! They belted out songs like "Jingle Bells," "Feliz Navidad," "Rudolph," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," and the teachers led the kids in the special actions for "The 12 Days of Christmas" invented by the now-retired original drama teacher.
So now we're home! I'll probably blog all weekend, as I have so much to show you. I love this time of year so much.
I'll leave you with two songs. I love Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," because of its sense of humor. "And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again. HA ha HA ha HA ha Ha ha HA ha HA ha HA" I love to sing along with that part LOUDLY when we hear it on the radio. The girls do not like it. Honestly, I love Christmas break and I'm never in a hurry for it to end, but I like to tease them.
I plan to watch many, many holiday movies over break! I believe in stretching all things Christmas-related until Epiphany - January 6th - so I have time! National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is no longer free on Amazon Prime. I may have to buy the DVD, or we'll just rent it. But here's the great Darlene Love singing the opening song.
Oh, what the hay, let's do one more. In honor of the snow. Come back, snow, come back!