Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hoar Frost

I really like living in Alberta. I don't enjoy it when it gets down to -45 degrees C, but other than that, I enjoy everything that the province offers us in weather. On that note, I wanted to share this with you.
Frequently, Red Deer gets quite foggy. When this happens in the winter something called 'hoar frost' occurs. This is a special type of frost that forms when the objects [trees, fences, etc.] get colder than the surrounding air and if the air is damp [like with a fog] this leafy frost develops. Apparently, this happens about 4 times per winter here, and it happened this week. We woke up to a world covered in ice crystals. It was like living in a fairy tale. None of us had seen anything so pretty. Jonah even remarked that this is the prettiest place we have ever lived!

Isn't that beautiful!! When it happens again, I'll try to snap a few more.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Mani-Pedi

Well today I was able to be off for part of the day now that all of the rush of stuff is over at the College. I worked this morning and then came home to spend some time with the kids. One of the things that Spencer LOVES is to have her nails done. Her daycare provider has painted her nails before and had told me that she just loves to sit to have her nails done. Well, today she asked me if I would paint her nails. Since I have been so busy, I jumped at the chance to do something so fun with my daughter. As you can see from the pictures, she LOVED the experience of having her nails painted. She sat perfectly still and even participated in the whole process. Is she a diva or what??!!?? Wanting mani-pedis at 2! Only a Tannahill!! :0)
Here's Spencer blowing on her nails to help them dry! :0)

Spencer admiring her nails.

Doesn't she have pretty pink fingers and...

pretty pink toes!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Performers

Some of our kids have had the opportunity this week to be up and performing for people. I thought that I would share each of their opportunities with all of you.
Lauren was asked if she would be willing to do one of the readings for Advent. Of course, she was thrilled to be asked and jumped at the opportunity to stand in front of people. She needed to do the reading at the start of both services. She did beautifully standing in front of about 1000 people at each service.

She did a great job with the reading she was given to do.

Then she lit the advent candle for this week...the candle of peace.

For the first time in his school career, Seth got the opportunity to sing in the Christmas concert. For those of you who know Seth and all of his issues, you can fully understand how big a deal this is. I sat on the floor at the front of the crowd and cried watching my son do something I never thought I would see. God is faithful!

He stood on stage with his class and 2 other classes in front of an auditorium of family members.
He sang the words.

He even did the actions!