It's pretty safe to say that December was crazy. With sickies going around and 2 crazy kids and making gifts, etc...it flew to Christmas day with me wondering where it all went. So here are LOTS of snapshots to share with you:
A and K right before we were leaving to go see Santa.K wasn't too sure of Santa, but after about 30 seconds, he calmed down and listened to A tell Santa the deal.
A few pictures from A's school holiday party. K sat right at the table with the big kids and they loved on him so much!
We made this totally cute gumdrop wreath. We of course ate lots of gumdrops while making it and even K got some. After it was hanging on Aislynn's door to her room...he would go and point to it and say "mmm mmm."
I got this foam gingerbread kit for us to make. The real gingerbread house was SOOOOO much easier to put together, lol!
I tried lots of new recipes this year and there were some real winners. The best ones were the molasses spice cookies and the peppermint brownies.
*Trying* to get a picture of the kids in their jammies, but K would only stay on the sofa with Daddy on it.
K was flipping through this book and when he saw Santa he said "po po po." Eventually he got it right a few days later and said "ho ho ho" anytime he saw a Santa or a Santa hat.
Baking Santa his cookies. We used this sugar cookie recipe. The third year of trying a new one and I am still on the hunt for my favorite one. This was by far the best one though.
You can see the remnants of one of Santa's cookies here. Oh and hello cuteness....gosh he is so stinkin' cute:)
A putting out the goods. We had to put out 9 carrots for the reindeer and they had to be big carrots because, you know...the reindeer don't eat baby ones;)
I thought A would wake up so early because she was soooooo excited, but she ended getting up around 7:15. She was so happy to see that Santa had come and she had to go get "Mama Pony" (what Santa brought her last year) and show her that Santa brought her 2 kids, lol.
Kieran isn't quite at the run and see what Santa brought me stage yet. He is however at the stage where he hovers around the empty cookie plate and eats the crumbs:) Then he does what he always does lately and takes off just one sock?
Then begins to play with the trains Santa brought him. It was cute...Aislynn opened up his presents for him because while everyone opened gifts, he just sat and pushed his trains around.
As soon as we were done opening gifts, Grandma and James had to leave and everyone sort of trickled out after that to head to see their significant other's family or drive back to their homes for work.
We got Aislynn an Minnie doll and Kieran a "mick-me" doll and Minnie is A's favorite present. She has been sleeping with it and cuddling it on the couch. So cute. This is also the blanket I made her for Christmas which she loves. The back side is light purple and I made Kieran a light blue and light green one.
K playing with his favorite toys...his trains and train table. James made him a train table and it is awesome. It is pretty big, so we put his trains (we will have to get some of the expansion packs) on one side, and his cars/planes on the other. It has gotten a lot of use so far:)