Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fun and Festivities!

I hope you have enjoyed the preparation and festivities that the Christmas season has to offer! Here are some pictures of our family enjoying cooking baking, cake making, raking leaves and some new traditions! Looking forward to enjoying the last few days together as a family now that daddy is on Christmas break.

One Sunday morning we stayed in pj's all morning and baked Christmas
cookies! Garrett loved cutting out all the shapes and adding sprinkles!

The colorful finished product! They tasted as good as looked!

We continued a tradition with our friends, the Allens, with making a birthday
cake for Jesus. This year we were joined by new friends,the Schneiders and their little ones Elaina and Jaden.

Singing Happy Birthday to Jesus!

Yes that is right we did not rake leaves until we were well into December
that is one of the joys of living in southern Indiana we are able to enjoy the warm weather and falling leaves for a long while!

We started 2 new traditions with the boys this year. I wrapped 24 Christmas books
for "them" (aka: Garrett) to open each day. The first was the Elf on the Shelf
book. Garrett named his elf, Buddy and has enjoyed looking for him every morning
not sure that it has had any effect on his behavior though!