Saturday, December 11, 2010

Out little Drummer Boy & a Cowboy Christmas

"Little Drummer Boy" is one of my favorite Christmas carols, especially Josh Groban's version. So I loved it when Brooks got into the spirit of things and made little version himself...
Rock on little man :)
drum a little... chew a little...
...chew a little...drum a little
We love our little drummer boy!!!


Last night we went to a Cowboy's Country Christmas party at ourchurch.
Yeehaw! ;)
They handed out festive green & red bandanas to get us a little more cowboyed up :) [made me want to go to the rodeo again]
{Mom, Dad, & Brooks, in his footy-PJs (we're classy, i know)}

What's on the menu? A cowboy's dream of a Christmas dinner!
Cornbread muffins w/ honey, [ridiculously moist] smoked chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad...and after hayrides for he kids, there was hot cocoa, cider & donuts. Brooks's favorite was the potato salad :)
{I thought the festive cowboy boot centerpieces on the top right were pretty awesome}

They created this unique little handout...
"35 Things To Do With A Cowboy's Bandana"
Some of my favorites listed were:
- a mask or disguise to hide one's face--like a robber -
- a handkerchief to dry a lady's tears -
- knapsack for clothes like a hobo would use -
- a strainer for muddy water or coffee -
- a swatter to kill a pesky fly -
- a ground covering to keep her dress clean -
We even had some live entertainment,
countrified Christmas carols :)

It was a fun night! And I loved that the planning committee went off the beaten path with the cowboy theme for a Christmas party :)

Upon getting home,
we put our little PJ-wearin' cowboy to bed,
and watched The Office on Hulu: "Classy Christmas" parts 1 & 2.
Oh it was epic. I'd even say up to par with Jim & Pam's wedding...or when they had their baby. And that, my friends, says a lot :)


Brooke T said...

oh my gosh! it looks like you've been having a great weekend so far! That food looks yummy and brooks looks adorable in his footie pjs!

. said...

Oh, that is too cute with Brooks playing the drums!
We gave Adrienne some cookie tins and a spoon to play with too and she absolutely loved it, it was so cute to watch.

& the cowboys christmas party sounds like a lot of fun, definitely something I would have taken our little one too.


Sunshine Promises said...

Someone in your ward is ULTRA creative. I would have NEVER thought of that! I'll have to stuff that idea away if ever we are in charge of the ward christmas party. SO CUTE!!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

OH! I love that all of your posts make me smile like a crazy person!! Your little drummer boy is too cute! What a little rockstar! Pa RumPaPumPum!

What a cute little cowboy family you are. LOVE IT!

p.s. That Josh Groban Christmas album is soooo good! One of my favorites, for sure!

Chelsea Finn said...

Aw, this is the first time for me to stop by your blog. Your soon is so so adorable! :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Unknown said...

this is such a cute post! you guys are a lloovveellyy family <3 what a fun event!


Laura Darling said...

This sounds like so much fun! What a neat idea for a Christmas celebration!

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