Neighborhood kids gathered at 6:00 at our house for cocoas, a holiday treat and rehearsal! Last year during rehearsal we discovered that - as a group - we could really only belt out "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." But this year, we were easily able to add "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!" What a treat! (Trust me, even to the kids "Jingle Bells" over and over - 23 houses! - gets old!)
Far Back: Collin (you can barely see his reindeer anters back there!)
Middle Row: Abby, Naomi, Kate, Owen, Kate (can't see her but you can see her antlers above Trevor!), Trevor, Jackson, Corey
Front Row: Laura, Eli, Natalie
Eli rode in the wagon for the first half of the route ... but it started to fill with donated food quickly!
**UPDATE: We collected 150 pounds of food for the Whatcom Food Bank! That's awesome!!**