December 23, 2012

More Christmas Fun

Here are some more of our Christmas-y activities!

Christmas came early today (the 23rd) for Mommy and Daddy as Emily turned 18 months this week so was able to go to Nursery!  Yay!  No more upset, busy baby in our classes.  Andrew informed us that Emily had a fun time, played with toys, was a good girl, and didn't eat the crayons.  Woohoo.  She even allowed me to put her hair in ponytails with ribbons in them.  Adorable.

Andrew and I made a snowman for our fridge.  Here he is hiding, waiting for Mike to get home so we can yell surprise.  Unfortunately, this was taken at about 9:30 in the morning.  I had to explain a few times that we needed to wait a while before Daddy would get home.  He said, "I'll say Surprise! And he will say, What?!  A snowman?!"

We made a paper chain and hung it up in the doorway from the kitchen to the living room.  Andrew loves "making decorations."

Eating chocolate chip cookies and watching Frosty the Snowman, all whilst sitting in baskets of clean and folded clothes. Part of this was my idea, part was Andrew's. Can you guess which is which? I like that they're making the same face in the second photo.

I tried to make this into a collage so it wouldn't take up so much room, but now it's tiny.  Oh well. :)  Tonight we ate dinner by candlelight.  It wasn't anything fancy (pancakes and eggs) but Andrew talked about it the rest of the night.  It was pretty fun!  :)

We went to the Guerra's house to decorate cookies.  Andrew had a great time, Emily screamed to eat cookies.  Pretty normal.  :)  Thanks, Chad and Michelle!  Here's the link to her blog post about that night.  She takes such beautiful pictures.

Not pictured: 
1.  Every morning Emily runs in to the tree and begs for the lights to be turned on.  Andrew runs in and says, "Okay, everybody ready?"  Then he plugs it in and we all have to say Oooohhhh, Aaahhhhhh.  Emily will say, "Oooooooooooohhhhh!  Tee!  Petty!"  All while clapping her hands and sometimes jumping up and down.  Every day.  It's a really, really adorable exchange.
2.  Spontaneous dance parties in the living room while listening to Christmas music.
3.  Andrew mentions that Santa is going to bring him tools on a daily basis.  "Mommy, do you know  Santa bring tools to Andrew."  Apparently, I will be getting chocolate, Emily will be getting robots, and Mike will be getting cars.  He's most insistent that Daddy really WANTS cars, and that Santa will put them in his stocking.
4.  Reading tons of Christmas books.
5.  Singing Christmas carols before the kids go to sleep.
6.  Decorating the house for Christmas (We just got most of the decorations up last night.  Slackers.)
7.  Spending time together as a family, and being grateful for this wonderful time of year that makes everything more magical for our sweet little kids.

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