Well, Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone and the Payne's are in the Christmas spirit. We had a great time at Thanksgiving visiting with family and there is nothing I look forward to more than my mom's awesome dressing. I don't like most of the stuff in it by itself, but mixed all together and cooked, it is DELICIOUS!! Colleen got to see her cousin's Kayle and Shelby, who she just loves to death!
Right before Thanksgiving, we decided to beat the crowds and visit Santa early. Colleen was ready and had her list of what she wanted planned. There was no fear and she sat in his lap and visited while we checked out and paid for the picture!
Putting up the Christmas tree is now a family event as well and Colleen is excellent at decorating! She was so excited when it came tree time. She wanted to help get it out of the storage shed and be involved in every aspect of the tree!
I am looking forward to a great Christmas, so stay tuned for more postings and pictures!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Next of the agenda was our church's Fall Festival. The church had carnival type games where the kids could win prizes...aka, CANDY! Boy, did she rack up on some candy! By the time we got there, the festivities were winding down, but there was lots of candy left, so Colleen usually got to take as much candy as she wanted with each game! Some of the folks manning the games even taught Colleen a trick or two to help her "win" at the games! It was at the church that dehydration set in for me and we had to head home. I am thankful our church has paramedics that are members and were at the fall festival and helped me recover enough to make it home! Below are the pics from the school party and the church Fall festival I did manage to get!
It was a great experience for Colleen as well! She not only learned about soccer, but she also experienced teamwork and learned more coordination! It did "toughen" her up a little bit too! She took on the challenge of goalie during most games and although she saw very little action because her team kept the ball on the other side of the field, she still had an awesome time.
Russell ended up being the team photographer! At the last game, coach Dena told Russell she wanted pictures and boy did he give her pictures...almost 170 of them! Below is a slide show of all the pictures from the last game...so sit back and enjoy!