Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Creating Cards

Somehow this:
plus this:
and this:
and these:
becomes our Christmas cards.  I'm working away on them ... check your mailbox soon!
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Visiting with Santa

We wrote our letters to Santa so we could deliver them today because we went to our town's Christmas celebration.  We had breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus and one of his elves, Jingle, were there too.  The kids all loved it and talked to Santa.

She wants a pig game where you feed hamburgers to the pig.
She wants scrapbooking stuff.

He talked Santa's ear off.  Of course he wants Toy Story toys especially a Buzz Lightyear, pay no attention that he already owns 2 BIG Buzzes and numerous little ones.
Caden wants a video game of course, what else?

There was a parade and our kids were invited to be in it as part of the summer reading program they were in.  Caden chose not to be in the parade but to watch.  It was lightly snowing.

I think they had fun in the parade even though it was pretty cold.
Then we went back to the library where the Claus' read us some stories.  It was a fun time.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas is in the Air

The advent calendar is up, the order has been decided (reverse birth order), and they are asking me every second of everyday if it's time to do the stocking.
Elfie has returned and he brought us a treat yesterday.  We had a hard time locating him this morning as he was up high in the dining room.  Reese keeps calling him Sophie and Healthy.  I don't care what they call him as long as they remember they need to be extra good during this magical time of year.

Reese helped (watched) me put up our tree and put the lights on it.
The kids helped decorate the tree wtih the exception of Ethan.  He left as soon as he tried to sneak off with Aaron's antique family reindeer ornament and I snatched it away. 
We had some fun with the timer on the camera ... and I got some cute smiles.
The tree is done minus the star and tree skirt.  I like to do things in sections so tomorrow I'll bring out some more stuff.  I'm starting to feel in the Christmas spirit a bit and maybe this weekend I'll start thinking about shopping and making my gifts .... I got plenty of time!