Okay, got behind again!! Surprise, surprise!!
I have a good excuse this time though - we went out of town! We went out to Abbotsford on Friday night to visit with my family. Just wait for my Day 18 posting and you'll see what I'm talking about! I need a photo emailed to me first though so .... that one will have to wait!
But before we get there we have to go here ...
It was the last day of school for both Marley and Paige and they both had parties. I wasn't able to attend Marley's party (younger siblings are not really welcome) but I made a point to return to the preschool to be with Paige. The reason? Santa was coming to visit! Paige has always had an intense fear of anybody dressed in costume. Greg took Marley and Paige to a pre-season event with the Canucks a few years ago and almost suffered an injury when Paige completely FREAKED at Finn, the Canucks Mascot. Yup. Fun times! We've purposefully not planned to take the girls to Disneyland until she has overcome this fear.
After this, I think we are getting closer!
Santa has always been a particulary poignant issue for us. I'd really like to have those pictures of my kids on Santa's knee but the tears, screams and escape attempts make it not worth the attempt.
Before I digress too much, here is a close up of the main page. I made a collage of several pictures and then added some ribbon - to make it look like a present.
Maybe if you squint! LOL!
Of course the kids were all excited for the Special Guest ... Paige included.
My journalling reads: "What a week this has been for Paige! First she conquered her stage fright and today she conquered her fear of Santa Claus. Way to go Paige! Paige has always been terrified of any person dressed in a costume - team mascots, PNE Bears, clowns and ... Santa Claus. Today she not only did NOT run and hide when the Jolly Old Elf came to visit her preschool, she sat on his lap and told him what she wanted for Christmas. She may look nervous in this picture, but really she is thinking hard!! Awesome Paige! Just awesome!"
Okay, that's it. Like I said, I need a specific picture in order to do the layout I want to do for the 18th. Hopefully I'll get it soon.
Until then, enjoy the season!