Saturday, January 5, 2013

Month of December part 1

To save time and my sanity this post is going to be long and out of order.  I will apologize now.  Life just isn't slowing down and the time that I have without a child right with me is very little. We are currently dealing with very little sleep at our house.  That being said, I wouldn't trade my life for anything.  And if my blog is what gets neglected so be it.  We have had a busy month and it has been fun.

The Sunday before Christmas we dressed the kiddos up in there Christmas best :)  We tried to take a few pictures before we headed out the door.

That afternoon we did some cookie baking.  We spent a lot of time in the kitchen this Christmas break.  Since we didn't travel we had a lot of time to spend cooking and baking.  The girls helped make cookies.
Trenton didn't get to make cookies or eat them.  Poor guy :(  He did get to have some fun playtime.

Next up was Christmas Eve.  We spent the day hanging out at home.  We had a big ham lunch in our jammies.  Then we got ready and went to the Christmas Eve service at church (no pictures of that).  When we got home the kiddos opened their new jammies and changed into them.  Trenton was very fussy all day and wanted nothing to do with picture taking.  We found out the day after Christmas that he had a double ear infection.  Second one in 2 months, hate when my babies are sick.  Here are some pics of the kids in jammies.

The kids then put cookies and milk out for Santa and some food for the reindeer.  Then they were off to bed.  The next morning they came into bed a little before 6am.  Here they are headed out to see what Santa brought them.  At this point Trenton was still sleeping.
The girls were very excited to see that Santa brought them each an American Girl Doll.  Jillian named her doll Ella (she even has purple glasses like Jillian) and Hadley named her doll Emery Kathryn.  Santa brought Trenton a K-State blanket with his name on it and some baby cereal.  He likes the blanket but has no interest in the food.  The girls also got an Easy bake oven.  When they opened this Hadley started screaming and jumping up and down.  She later told me she was so excited because she knew she couldn't get one because they were too expensive.  Silly girl.  We got the girls a pretend play school set and they have spent hours playing school.

Next up was cinnamon rolls and singing Happy Birthday to Jesus.

We broke in the Easy Bake oven Christmas afternoon (yes we spent all day in our jammies and it was great).

We also let Trenton try some oatmeal cereal.  We have continued to try food and is reaction has not changed at all.

Here is where things get a little out of order.  One of the first weekends in December we went to breakfast with Santa at Jillian's school.  She goes to school at a United Methodist Church.  It was a fun time.  We at breakfast, the girls talked to Santa and then they got to do crafts, hear a story from Mrs. Claus and pick out presents for Mom and Dad.

That same weekend was the children's Christmas program at church.  Hadley was the cutest donkey I have ever seen.

The first weekend in December we decorated the house for Christmas.
These were the stockings before we got Trenton's.  He now has a KSU stocking to match the girls' and next year Mike and I will have KSU stockings as well.
Calla the elf returned again this year.  She came with a count down to Christmas paper chain.  Calla was an ornery elf again this year.  She drank milk and hid in the fridge, took down the stockings and put up panties, toilet papered the Christmas tree, drew faces on pictures and the fish bowl, and many other things.  We were sad to see her head back to the North Pole.

Next up will be the rest of the month of December.

1 comment:

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

What a fun time...I miss my boys being little! Your kids are getting so big...cute!

I am sure your time is limited with a baby attached...but this too shall pass! Take care.