Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Traditions and Pics

 With Zoe in the house this year we had to change things up a bit so instead of filling the advent calendar pockets with Andes mints (which Zoe would've totally eaten) I put a clue in each day of something fun we would be doing. Ex. cookie baking day, ice skating, family movie night, etc.

 December 1st

 Mike the Elf and Olaf shenanigans

 nightly advent activities together:
we read from the book
then discuss
and put the magnet on the advent board
then light the candles and sing songs
last up we move to the dining room (light candles in there) for Cailey and Braden to play songs that we sing to 
and always end with The Twelve Days of Christmas broken down into
different parts

 For the THIRD year in a row we spent Christmas Adam at the dr. because Cailey and Braden were sick. Sadly we weren't able to go to Christmas at the DPAC but we did enjoy appetizer night.

 Cailey babysat while Brian and I went to dinner and we came home to them building marble mazes.

 we were so happy to add these sweet girls to our family this year....and a picture of ALL the girls together

 all my babies

 the boys all wanted pictures with the puppies fresh from the groomer

 daddy and the pups

lots of Christmas crafts and ornaments were made, books were read, and we always read the books that go along with this tree and decorate it.

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