Christmas was perfect this year – – full of fun, food and family. Baby B did make me a little sick right around Christmas Eve but I managed to enjoy a few delicious goodies. I can’t believe that tomorrow we are heading back down south. It’s been a pretty wonderful December!
Success! Addy really wanted to sit on Santa’s lap but was too nervous the first four times so I (being the good mama that I am) kept trying until she finally felt brave enough to sit on his lap. She was very proud of herself afterward!
Our amazing Christmas tree and maybe my last Leland Cyprus (since next year we will be living up north).
Craft: Cranberry and Popcorn Garland
Picking out the cranberries.
Putting them on the thread and needle.
Eating the extra popcorn.
Putting it on her little Christmas tree!
Craft: Making Marshmallow Creme Fudge
She was a BIG help with this one, can’t you tell?!
Craft: Making Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
Crushing the candy canes into crumbs.
Filling the center of the cookies with candy cane crumbs.
Craft: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, Oreo White Chocolate Balls and everything else dipped in chocolate!
Craft: Advent Wreath
Showing off her work.
Showing off Mama’s work.
Most mornings, we eat oatmeal for breakfast. This morning, all Addy wanted was hot chocolate!
A little girl with big attitude!
Christmas Program: Addy’s angel debut!
Olivia was wondering why she didn’t have a lolly pop.
She was actually pretty offended that she wasn’t allowed to stand on the stage with the “big girl” angels.
Grandma and Grandpa Burtt
Great-Grandma Dine, Daddy, Addy, Grandpa
Ready and waiting – – where are all the sleepy heads?!
Oh, there they are!
Grammie and Pops fixed up a doll house for Addy, making it look brand new. I was especially excited about this idea, because a doll house isn’t something we will be able to take to Moldova but she will have one until we go. Grammie bought a new doll house family that will be able to go to Moldova with us!
This was her reaction to pretty much everything she opened.
Thank you to our friends, the Rohrers for these beautiful matching stockings!
That’s chocolate in her mouth that you can see.
I am actually quite good on the trike and Addy enjoys a good bike ride with mama!
Cousin Spencer got a fire engine that makes NOISE from Grammie and Pops.
Emma doing a little dance with her tambourine and Uncle “T.”
There were even more crafts but I don’t have pictures of all of them. The one thing I learned is that a “one day” craft might take two or even three days when you are working with a toddler’s attention span. The key is to have FUN and be creative. Oh and making a mess is good too.
I hope all of you had a great Christmas.
Happy New Year!