Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

Oh My Gosh!  It has been since December 13th since I have done a post.  So much has happened in the past 3 weeks, the time has just flown by, I can't possibly blog about everything that has happened, so here is just a little snippet.

For Christmas we did something a little different then what we normally do, this year we went up to our cabin for 4 days with my entire immediate family.  We ate lots of delicious foods, made lots of crafts, decorated two trees; one inside and one outside (all edible decorations on the outside tree), and opened lots of fun presents!

Our family picture, minus me, cuz I was taking it.
Looks good, right?
Now look at the close up of my Dad's face, Julie (my sister) and I died laughing when we zoomed in on it!  It cracks me up, I am laughing so hard that I am almost crying as I am typing!
Good pic dad!
(Sorry I had to post it!)

In past years I have always bought the kids new jammies for Christmas Eve, but this year I surprised everyone with new Jingle Jammies from Old Navy.  I think it may have been my favorite part of Christmas, I made everyone put them on Christmas Eve and "Model" them for me, it was too much fun!  I hope that we can do this again next year, but maybe my Mom will buy for everyone instead;)
Love the shirt Uncle Jim!

The kids in their Jingle Jammies.
Oh wait!! Look at Nick's face, looks a little like Grandpa's, see above!!! LOL!!

Christmas was wonderful this year, but not over yet, we have once more family celebration on New Years Eve.

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Black Friday Shopping at Target

Welp, it looks like Target has just about everything that may be on your Christmas list, well except for some non-alcoholic whiskey!

You gotta watch this, too cute...
...and who knew that Target had a basement to shop in? I wanna go!
Happy Christmas shopping!

Thanks for sharing this Robin over at Pink Dryer Lint.  Mike and I died laughing, especially with the Toddler Sized Shark Cage!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Frosty the Snowman

With a little tape, wrapping paper and construction paper
we turned our refrigerator into a snowman!
(Thanks for idea Pinterest)
I was the tracer...
Kate was the cuter-outer...
Nick was the sticker-on-er...(with some Mommy Guidance)

It was magical when Nick realized it was a snowman!  He didn't quite get it until we were done, then he exclaimed while pointing at it, "IT'S A SNOWMAN!!!!!!" in the most excited little 3 year old voice.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 days of Christmas!

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas!  (You're supposed to sing that, not just read it, LOL, so try it again.) Especially since we just got snow dumped on us!  I would say about 8 inches.
This was the neighbor's tree, it is supposed to be standing straight up, but the weight of the snow is bending it down.  I had to snap a pic because it reminded me of the Christmas Tree in the Grinch.

 We even had our first snow day of the school year and celebrated by watching my favorite holiday movie The Polar Express and drinking hot cocoa for breakfast by 7:00am! 

My kids don't get that a snow day is FOR.SLEEPING.IN!!!

I love the Christmas season, everything from Thanksgiving to the New Year!  I especially love the 25 days prior to Christmas Day, I tend to make those days particularly special in our house, and I have to say we are ready!

The Christmas music is playing.
Last night, while watching the The Christmas Special at Rockefeller Center Kate informed me that Justin Beiber was her favorite and she LOVED him! (Really? you are 5!)
We all know that Mike still has a crush on Mariah Carey, so last nights performance with Mariah Carey AND Justin Beiber doing the same song was heavenly!

The tree is decorated!

My Christmas decor is up, including MY bells from Santa's sleigh that he gave me back in 1988.

The stockings are hung.

The Christmas scent of cinnamon and fresh pine are in the air.

The Mistletoe hung.

 My 25 Christmas books are wrapped, and waiting to be read.
(The kids will unwrap one each day until Christmas, they are just Christmas books I already had, and look, I made them look like Christmas trees!)

Sparkle, our Elf, is patiently waiting (In Mike's underwear drawer.) for tonight when she gets to come out and make her GRAND reveal!

Most of the presents are bought and stored away in bins.

Christmas cards have been made and just awaiting to be sent out.
We are ready for Christmas 2011!
How about you?
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