Friday, December 23, 2011
I cannot believe that Christmas is just a few days away! We have been making the most of our holiday this year. My big girls and I went to see a (very) abbreviated version of the Nutcracker. It was probably just the right length for Laurel. Afterwards we headed to Sweet Frogs for some sweet treats then a little Christmas shopping because Laurel was intent on picking out her teacher's present. With a
lot little guidance, we were able to get something that I think her teacher will actually enjoy! (Hint - it wasn't the large, pink, gemstone necklace! You can thank me later, Ms. Shiflett!)
Dinner before at the mexican restaurant
Reynaldo, our elf, has been very active this year (when he doesn't get so comfy in his spot that he chooses to stay there night after night!). Below have been some of our favorite spots where he's shown up.
As close as an elf gettings to swinging from the chandelier!
This cracked everyone up!
Lisa's roof, Sierra's front, Cadence's side (with my help)
My roof and side
Our most recent event: a ride on the Minivan Express! (aka, a much tamer version of the Polar Express). I told the girls that they were heading to bed early and needed to go brush their teeth. They each had one of these tickets stuck on their bathroom mirror. Pajama clad, hot chocolate and popcorn in hand, we piled into the swagger wagon to drive around and look at the Christmas lights. We admired all of the colors through trippy little glasses (they made the lights look like Santa's and snowflakes!) and sang Christmas carols. It was exactly like I thought it would be! Laurel didn't want to throw away their tickets so she creatively hung it on the tree... an new ornament for the year!