Monday, December 5, 2011

Oh there's no place like Hometown Christmas for the holidays....

What a wonderful weekend!
It was the Hometown Christmas Celebration this Saturday and what a fun afternoon/evening of food, activities and entertainment.  The event took place on Commercial street (which is just around the corner from our house).  All of the buildings along the street were transformed into a winter wonderland of a Kids Activity Room, a Christmas Cafe, a Christmas Boutique, a Gingerbread House, a Mrs. Clause reading room and Santa's workshop.

First stop......The Christmas Cafe'.
This is where the handsome Aaron Jean worked a double shift feeding the Christmas gathers .
 Also located at the Christmas Cafe was my bestest girls Berit and Lizzy.  They graciously voluteered for me at the Free Kiddee Treat counter by handing out popcorn, hot chocolate and cotton candy.  I'm not sure they enjoyed it but if I got to pick a place to be stationed at all night, it would be the cotton candy maching :)

 How cute is this girl?!!?
 Second stop....The Christmas Boutique where Tim's mom Carol hocked her wares
 She was selling her homemad velum Christmas cards, bags and tags.
 Third stop......a preview of the Kid's Activity room before the chaos began.  This is all the closer I dared get before the berage of children hit!
 Santa arriving on the fire truck  I never did make it down to get a picture of the Santa room but it was absolutely adorable!
 I have made note that Mrs. Clause is a bit ticked that the Mr. arrived on a fire truck and the Mrs. showed up in the most unglorified manner.  That WON'T happen next year, that's for sure!
 The super, awesome 4th grade led by the even more super awesome Mrs. Netz in a round of Chrismas songs. 
 How do I know that Mrs. Netz is super awesome? Because I walked down the street with her and we couldn't get two feet without some sweet child yelling "Hi Mrs. Netz!!"

 That would be one of Mrs. Netz's offspring......Chaston in the light grey coat singing along with his fellow fourth graders.
 My favorite part of the whole shebang?  
 She looked great.  She read a darling book.  The kids loved her.  I loved her.  She could definately turn it into a full time job.
 And my part of the party.....The Grinch.   Bob Peterson, The Awesome Tiffany Netz and JR Hopkin did a readers version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas as I embarrassed my self as the Grinch with Chaston as Little Cindy Loo Hoo and Brennon as Max the Dog. 
 Can you see Yo  Bob's reflection in the mirror on the left.  He observed our performance from outside.  Why dad?  Do I embarrass you?
 The roast beast
 Cindy Loo Hoo asking what I'm doing with her Christmas tree.
 Max the Dog doing a little pre-show texting
 Cindy Loo Hoo all tucked into bed with her Left Foot Right Foot dolly.

 I'm sure it was not pretty watching me stuff myself in and out of the chimney. 
 Tim's mom on my left and Tim's dad on my  right.  Unlike Yo Bob, they came  all the way into the building to watch.
 A picture of my full make up BEFORE my nose started to run and ruined everything from my upper lip on down.
 The whole event was a blast!  If you weren't there you missed out on a such a fun-fun night. 

1 comment:

SHIRLEE said...

Awesome job documenting a very wonderful and magical time. I had a great time and loved every minute...