Monday, November 18, 2013

A Special Visitor

Hey y'all!

We have welcomed a special visitor into our home.

Yep! The Elf on the Shelf!

We decided for him to make his appearance before we put up the Christmas decorations.  We actually read the book to Mason a couple of times, talked about what was going to happen, and explained why the Elf was coming to our house. 

Mason wasn't sure what to expect, but now that he has seen the Elf, he is very excited.  

Once the Elf made his appearance, Mason had to give him a name.  After going through about 10 different names, Mason finally decided on Richett.

He came up with the name all on his own.  There is a character on Peppa Pig named Richard and with their British accents, it sounds like they are saying Richett.  So when Mason said Richett, it took us a minute to figure out what his was saying.  

This morning (day 2) he ran into my room and said, "Mommy, Richett is in the bathroom, and wrote me a note".  So excited!  

We are all curious to see what Richett has in store for us.  And are very excited to get ready for Christmas.

Mason is very excited to see Santa.  He has been looking through magazines making his wish list and circling toys. 

Yesterday Mason sang in Church with his preschool class.  He did an awesome job. We are so proud of our little boy!

I can't tell you how precious it was seeing all of the children on stage singing.  I was amazed by all of them and how well behaved they all were.  Not only did they listen and follow directions, they all were singing their little hearts out!  We loved every moment!  

Monday, November 11, 2013

Celebrating today

Today is a day of celebration and honoring those who have served and are currently serving our country!  Thank you for your sacrifices and for your hard work.  We appreciate you!