Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tenley Visits Santa

This was Tenley's 5th visit to the man in the red suit and this year, more than before, she was looking forward to it and practicing all the things she was going to tell him while we were in line. I asked her what she was going to ask for first and she said that was rude because she hadn't thanked him for the nice email he sent to her. That was first on her list. Whoever it is out there who is teaching my child manners, I thank you. She is awfully cute and very, very excited to be with Santa.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Kindergarten Christmas Pageant

Mrs. Goodwin's Kindergarten class presents the cutest pageant of all. Starring Tenley and a cast of 23 other ragamuffins. Enjoy the pics and the video!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Cookies

shel and Tenley made the ever tasty and required decorated sugar cookies. They started by making the dough one night, then they rolled it out yesterday. Tenley really enjoyed rolling.

Today was decorating. Tenley concentrated very, very hard on her cookies.

She had very specific ideas of what her cookies were to look like. When they were done, Tenley was covered in powdered sugar, frosting and sprinkles.

The cookies came out great and taste yummy!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Fallbrook Gymnastics Evaluation

Tenley had her first Gymnastics Competition/Evaluation tonight in Fallbrook. This was only an evaluation so there was no first place team tonight. There were several teams involved and a couple of teams were around the same age level as Tenley. She seemed a little nervous at first but got into the spirit of things right quick.

She had a good time and came home with a medal, t-shirt and goodie bag. Next up is the competition at Disneyland in January.

Decorating the Tree

Last night we decorated our Christmas Tree. Tenley was very excited about the whole thing. She got to put the star on top and then she spent the next hour or so telling us which ornaments are her favorites. Mommy had to help with spacing because Tenley's idea of putting ornaments on the tree is to have them all in one convenient place for viewing.

This is a great age for Christmas because she is finally having fun and is really excited about all of it. I know it only lasts for a couple of years but I wish it would go on forever!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Santa's Response to Tenley

This was Santa's response to Tenley's letter. It came addressed to Tenley from 1 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole. She was so excited as we read it to her.