Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We had some bright lights in our normally purposefully darkened home(so we don't interfere with the outside light show, you know!).
There was a reporter who asked lots of questions.
And Bob was happy to spend a really long time answering them.
Melissa was interviewed too!
And though she said, "I was so nervous, I felt like I wanted to cry"...she did a fabulous job answering all of reporter Scott's questions.
Camera guy Andy was really nice too, and took beautiful shots of all the pretty lights and cute little "elves" in our home.
Our neighborhood was kind of bustling with the excitement of a news crew van parked outside for almost 5 hours!
We were all so thrilled to watch the final product on the local news channel, Fox 9, from the warmth of our library couch. With so much interview and scenery footage that was taken, it was so impressive how they condensed it into a perfect 2 minute segment on TV!
After so many years of Bob's elaborate display, this is the first time we have received some media attention. Though we are on the holiday limo service lists, I wonder if we are just too far out----we're on the metro's edge, literally---but word of mouth around town has brought more and more visitors each year. This reporter who came out said he caught wind of the story from a neighbor of his in Chaska who was talking about "a really incredible light display in Waconia" that he just really couldn't miss!
Last week, we were featured on the front page of our local paper....such a great photo!
We are SOOOOOOO hoping that this coverage will bring about some donations for Freedom Farm.....as an entirely volunteer run organization that does such AMAZING things for all these special needs kids, it is something that we believe so strongly in supporting.
Click the link below to see the whole news video online.....I don't know how long it will be posted!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
This is a video of my two favorites, "Believe"(from the Polar Express), and "We 3 Kings" by Go Fish.
But even better yet, come out and see the show in person!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Today we drove Melissa and Crispy to school first. Mommy packed a backpack for me with my favorite Chipmunks book and Dora doll babies. I hugged Anna on my lap. I wore the special hat and scarf and mittens that Papa Don made for me. They make me happy. Then we drove to the hospital. Daddy is a crazy driver! He tells silly jokes too.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
*Visit Santa-CHECK! We got to do this right away at the Glencoe Christmas Light Show reveal the day after Thanksgiving. With a countdown, hot cocoa, and pictures with Santa, the kids were able to request their desires, and the rest of the community got to be wowed by Bob's light display. What a fun show!
*Sledding and Playing in the Snow-CHECK! Though it was much too dangerous to play outside during the snow day, the kids bundled themselves up well enough to play in the sunshine the following day. Sledding into the fence at the bottom of the hill is fun for them....I prefer opening the gate at the bottom and trying to avoid hitting the many trees located in the wetlands. Laura was a great big sister as she helped Tubby down the hill. This year, Tubby's legs were long enough for him to walk up the snowy hill on his own!
*Making of the Chex Mix-CHECK! and CHECK! or rather, CHEX! The kids had a snow day during the blizzard warning we had last week. It was cold, windy, and downright nasty outside. We celebrated the day off with Chex mix and hot cocoa, stirred with mint candy canes hanging from the Christmas tree which St. Nick had just left for us days before. Two batches do not even last through one day at our house. We made another batch over the weekend to celebrate the completion of the kids' Christmas show at church. Leading us to.......