Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Christmas Post #2

well, I was hoping to finish up the Christmas pictures in January, but that didn't happen.
oh well.
i don't think anyone is surprised : )

i think we covered everything leading up to Christmas
lots to do when you have little kids!

Pictures with Santa
2 very excited kids when i told them where we were going.
to the mall to see santa!

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reese agreed to stand next to him, but there was no way she was going to sit on his lap.
and i really didn't want santa to hold harrison, so he stayed in the stroller.

Gingerbread Houses

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Letters to Santa
thanks grandma barb for helping the kids make those!


Toy & Joy
trip to aaron's firestation to donate toys.
i was worried they would have a hard time letting go of the toys (literally) but they did great.


Cookies for Santa
reese was my helper, the boys weren't too interested in making them unless they got to eat them.
i reminded them of the little red hen, but i don't think they cared.
but they were good decorators.

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mmmm.....lots of licked fingers and gobs of sprinkles.
lucky santa!

Christmas Eve gifts
normally we do pajamas, but this year we decided to give them robes.
everyone got their favorite characters:
reese = hello kitty
griffin = mario
maddox = lego star wars


Santa's entrance
griffin was a little concerned that angus would bark at Santa and he would leave.
...so he told angus the rules.
santa is a good guy.
don't eat his cookies.
don't spill the milk.
and the carrot is for rudolph!

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and then he checked the fireplace to make sure all was clear!

Phew! i think we did it all!