Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013

Christmas has come and gone.

One thing has remained...

Christmas jammies!

The kids have been wearing their footed pjs since Christmas Eve!  Seriously, it is December 30th (almost the 31st) and they are still wearing them.  AND, we still have a week left of vacation!  They have taken them off (with a huge fight!) to bathe or run a quick errand, but as soon as we get home they yell "jammies!" and put them on right away.  They have contests who can get them on and zipped the fastest.  I had to wash them while they slept last night.  (My kiddos do not actually sleep in pajamas, they get too hot.)  By far, THE best Christmas purchase!

Here is how the rest of the day went...

I hope your Christmas was as merry as ours!  

And, I hope you are wearing your footed jammies ;-)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas eve tradition

How about a little Christmas Eve cheer?!  On Christmas Eve, we dash through the snow while laughing all the way to Gramma and Papa's house.  Ok, there is no snow and they only live about a mile away...

Anyhoo, each year the kids decorate gingerbread houses/trees/forts and have a blast!  A perfect Christmas Eve tradition.

This year Caleb chose to make his gingerbread village into a fort/destruction base.  We should totally market that next year!

Gramma worked with Olivia, but soon Uncle Christopher stepped in to lend a helping hand.  Watch out, ladies... he is a pro at gingerbread decorating!

Just look at the concentration.

Just look at the drops of snow, delicately cascading off of each and every branch.

Papa jumped in to help Caleb.  There may have been a small explosive added to Caleb's creation.  Or not.

I helped Ella... evidently gingerbread construction is not my forte.  Ella didn't seem to mind that her roof kept falling off.  We will do better next year, Ella.

Here is Caleb's fort/destruction base.

Here is Olivia's tree.

And here is Ella's house.

Pretty impressive!

Up next, Christmas day and the "gift" the kids refuse to part with!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas decorations

It is Christmas Eve!

How about a little tour of the Christmas decorations at Mom and Dad's house?!

I made this sign at a vinyl painting party!  Can you believe it?!  It was so much fun to make that I plan to make more.

Hope you enjoyed the tour!  Mom kept her decorations a bit more simpler this year - and it looks so nice! If you want to look back at last year's decorations, you can check here, here AND here.

We are off to make gingerbread houses and open a present or two...

Merry Christmas!!!!

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