Christmas Time

Friday, May 2, 2008

10th annual shakespeare festival...

today was a really neat day at henry's school. each year the children- kindergarten through sixth grade put on a fantastic array of shakespearean productions.

the kindergarteners always do the maypole dance. the boys hold ribbons and walk in one direction while the girls hold ribbons and walk the opposite direction until the ribbons wrap all the way down the pole. it is quite adorable. in fact when the announcer said he was going to call out each child's name i got a little misty eyed...must be these hormones!!

i am including a clip from their performance but just know that at the end the world tips on its side...on my camera it worked just fine but somehow it didn't convert the way i thought it would...sorry.

the kids were so adorable! as you can see the boys all wore khaki and white and the girls wore their pretty dresses. their heads were all adorned with laurel wreaths for the boys and floral ones on the girls. here's a picture of henry and callie (one of the other kids had to get in on the shot too).

the festival was fun too! each grade level hosted a carnival booth- we had the cookie walk- we made snickerdoodles, mmmm. the high school kids from our sister school came and ran the games and then the festival had third party vendors for food. there was a local coffee shop, a bbq place, baskin robbins and everyone's favorite with the mile long line, chick-fil-a. a group of adult fencing experts were there showing off in mighty duals and our headmaster and his wife were dressed in the full costume...they were all over the place and so i never caught a pic of them. every time daphne would see them she would ask me if they were santa and mrs. claus.

what a great tradition!! we are all looking forward to the 11th annual festival!!


this week i caught this pic of all three of the kids snuggled up in our bed and they all had their thumbs in their mouths. i couldn't resist the photo op!!


pregnancy update- baby is continuing to doing well and is still baking. my specialist called my placenta previa "a vascular mess" so we continue to keep a close eye on everything. she did say that baby is "chubby" and that "most white babies don't have that much hair". all in all it sounds like baby is a chubby, hairy little thing! not too endearing in theory- i guess it is a good thing that it has a cute profile like the rest of our kiddos!! we will begin our steroids on the 15th and "if we make it to 34 weeks" we will do our mri at that point. all in all, nothing has really changed so we wait and pray for a safe and healthy delivery sometime in the coming weeks.

oh, for posterity's sake, i have two very weird quirks during this pregnancy. i can't stop chewing ice...i know very bad for the teeth and most definitely a sign of an iron deficiency. i am working on it. the second quirk might actually be the weirdest of all quirks. i love, and when i say love i mean crazy love, the smell of safeguard soap. this is probably the cheapest soap on the shelf but when i smell it i get this strange physical reaction to it. something in my nazzle passage gets all funky. i truly love to take a shower so that i can just smell the fact, writing about it makes me want to go get the soap and lather it up on my hands for a good sniff. crazy!!! i know but i thought i should document it. i have looked it up and there are far weirder people in the world than me. some people actually like to eat the that is beyond quirky, that's down right abnormal!

i am going to try to take more pictures so that you all can see the kids. i know that is really why people read the blog! have a great weekend!!


Tonya Roberts said...

I can't get over how much Anna has grown and looks like her big sister. Her hair is so long and blonde! I actually had to do a double take on that last picture! I had them mixed up! Praying for that baby and that all will go smoothly and perfectly!

One Hale of a Story... said...

A hairy chubbster to add to yalls crew. Sounds perfect! I pray baby stays safe and sound and grows healthy and strong quickly. If you do have to deliver a little earlier than planned our babies could have the same birthdays! That would be special.

Ericka said...

funny story about the soap. i had a friend who ate Ajax while she was pregnant!! I just really LOVED the smell of cleaning agents...Pinesol was the best!! still praying for your little "danny devito"! :()

R said...

i'm surprised i didn't have the same soap fetish with my two kiddos!