Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Morning


I am still digging myself out from the madness so please pardon the mess...





But here are a few from Christmas morning. Actually lets start with Christmas Eve~ Kassie would not stop looking out the windows hoping to see Santa..








On to the madness- Maddie was in American Girl heaven!! I will spare you all the photos but she got a ton of boxes great and small!!!




I Touch heaven




Puppy heaven




And what the heck was Santa thinking bringing this big ole thing to my house? I need an extra room for it alone- its HUGE!




Hope you all have a wonderful New Year!!





Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dreaming

Of Gingerbread cookies tonight....






Around here we LOVE gingerbread men girls. When I found these adorable little goodie bags I KNEW we had to do something with them!








So we decided to fill them with goodies and bring them to Maddie's classroom on the last day of school.



Of course we had to find some cute little tags also. :o)






The kids just loved them and Maddie was so happy to give her classmates all a gift.








I hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday and tonight I will leave you with one question....


Naughty??




Or Nice??



Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Much Fun!!


I think we got a little snow this weekend. My view first waking up...






Then someone opened a door and in fell the snow...funny Kassie knew to RUN and make some snowballs!




Then after much begging we eventually headed out...







You would have thought it was Christmas




Well if it stays this cold we WILL have a white Christmas! :o)



It was HARD walking in all that snow!







A few times falling....








She gave up and decided to make snow angels!






Not sure why kids feel the need to taste snow?!





What a crazy day!





I have a feeling its going to be a LONG winter!




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tasty



So I decided to do a little holiday baking this past weekend.




I know what you are thinking~ I am crazy to do this with three girls!!!!






Well the littlest one got bored quick when she realized we were not going to cook her "marshmallows" so she went on with more important things...





And the oldest told us promptly to get her when everything was done. But oh Ms. Maddie is SO into baking she did spent hours creating yummy cookies!







Don't worry it didn't actually touch her nose :o)






Lining up the decor...







And spending all afternoon waiting and waiting...(and yeah I think she needs a hairnet too!)






Finally some of the finish product!!!







A sad attempt at mouthless snowmen





And our fav!!






And finishing off the day with some yummy hot chocolate in cozy jammies (yes we found a use for those marshmallows!!)




Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beauty




Is all around us everyday...








I hate, hate winter but I have been slowing down lately and discovering beautiful little places here and there that I past by so many time during the summer. Simply because I didn't see them because of the green full trees. Love this little Pine Tree road. I can just picture a little tiny cabin in woods at the end...





Hopefully if the weather corporates (its Arctic windy here today) I will be able to hop a few fences with my girlies and photograph more of my favorite winter places. :o) Warmish air come my way!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Getting ready







Okay so maybe I am ready!!! We started pulling out the decor before Thanksgiving!





I got a little crafty over the weekend and decided to make something for our big foyer window. Two hours later in Michael's I got a cart full of stuff and came up with this! Now Mr. Snowman came that way (except for his bird) but everything else was put together with the help with my nifty glue gun!





Oh and lets talk about this little one she can't keep her paws off of anything. I suppose there isn't a way to child proof our trees? (yes I said trees- we do have several trees :o)





She goes missing throughout the day several times. Usually taking ornaments off and sticking them in her pockets or under the couch. Not sure what she is stuffing them away for.





Hope you all had a wonderful weekend of relaxing, eating and of course decorating!! :o)