Dec 28, 2013

Christmas Recap

So here's a little Christmas recap from the month of December. We started counting down the days with our Advent Calendar which was a major success I would say. The girls loved opening the bags each morning. And we looked forward to our "activities" each day. I think we successfully took advantage of the Christmas season by keeping our Christmas traditions and making memories with the girls.

I didn't get pictures of everything we did. But here's some of the good ones.

The Christmas Parade



The Nutcracker




**The Nutcracker ended up being their favorite activity we did for the whole month.

Family Movie Night

We actually had a few family movie nights. We watched The Polar Express and Barbie Nutcracker. Fun times.
Stasiya enjoyed the hot chocolate.
 
All the lovies watched the movie too.

Festival of Trees


The girls standing behind their favorite tree.


And a couple of my favorite trees. A Winter Wonderland. And Wicked.


Baking/Decorating Sugar Cookies

 Because I don't make cookies very often. It ended up being a hot mess in my kitchen.


And I only got 5 ugly cookies the first time around.

 
After freezing my dough, they turned out much better.

The girls really enjoyed decorating them.




Drive around and see Christmas Lights


Here's a few little randoms...


Marc's funny end of the year work outfits.

Enjoying a sunny December day at the park.



A playdate

Decorate a Gingerbread House






Christmas Eve


All dressed up for Christmas Eve Service

Enjoyed a pretty little table.

The girls enjoyed opening up 1 present each - new pajamas.

Christmas Day

I would say they had a great Christmas!




Baby dolls, goldieblox, and dollhouses. Oh my!


We hope you had a very merry Christmas!


Dec 22, 2013

My new favorite Christmas music

I stumbled across some new Christmas music on youtube the other day that I've really been enjoying.

Here's the little drummer boy.


And click here for Carol of the Bells. Yes. I'm sold.

Then I came across these guys which are almost even better.

The Piano Guys - Angels We Have Heard on High


They also have a really cool cello version of Carol of the Bells.

And here's another one of my favorites - O Come Emmanual


Seriously - you'll want to just keep listening to it. I think I need their CD too. But watching them is almost better. What do you think?

Dec 21, 2013

Taylee's K4 Christmas Performance



Yesterday we were invited into Taylee's k4 classroom for a little Christmas performance and party. Her class learned several songs and performed them for the parents. It was really cute and I got it all on video. You can check their songs here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or watch the videos below.













Taylee's friend Lane.