Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas parties, Nutcracker Ballet, Visit to Santa, Gingerbread House, and more

Yet another catch up from the first part of December. We have had so much fun so far this month and can't wait 4 more days until Christmas. The kids are so excited! And I am too. I have almost 2 weeks off work to hang out with the kids and my family. A much needed time off.

Company Adult Christmas Party
December kicked off with my work's company Christmas party in downtown Houston. We had a lot of fun (and drinks, well I had a lot of drinks). The food was great and they had a photo booth and person rolling cigars. I won a door prize for the first time, tickets to the New Years Houston Texans game. We were lucky Matt's parents let the kids spend the night, so we had no curfew!

Company Kid's Christmas party
The next weekend, my work had a Christmas party for the kids and families. It was at a fun place that had moonwalks, big play set, indoor train/car ride, and an inflatable floor. Even a visit from Santa. The kids had a blast.
Nutcracker Ballet
That Sunday, my mom got her, Katherine, and I tickets to the Houston Nutcracker Ballet performing at the historic 1894 Opera House in Galveston. I love the history venue as it is small, intimate, and so full of history. This was Katherine's first time to the ballet. She really enjoyed it, except for the fight between the toy so and the mice. But she really like the story and all the dancing. Afterwards we went and had dinner, we had a very nice girls day out.
Visit to Santa
Making Gingerbread House

Festival of Lights
Kindergarten Christmas Party


sunshine said...

The busy Eyrings! Hopefully after the holiday, you can take a nice long soak and let the world drift by just a little bit.

David and Melissa Smith said...

So great to see new pics and an update. Happy 2012 to you and your family. - Heart hugs - Melissa