Thursday, December 9, 2010

Countdown to Christmas 2010

I thought I would link up to Liz's Countdown to Christmas
over at Sugarplum Creations. These first 2 weeks of December
have flown by but yesterday was my last day of school
until January so I'm hoping things will slow down a bit
and I can soak up the rest of the holidays!

Countdown to Christmas

Last Thursday we made Aleigha's Hershey Advent
Calendar and she loved it. I did most of the work and
she ate most of the candy. :)

On Friday night we went to my parents house and decorated
a gingerbread house. They had fun doing this but again
it was more fun to eat the candy as evidenced in the below
picture. You can see little miss putting candy in her mouth.

The kids also helped Papaw get the train set up around
the Christmas tree.

Saturday would have to be my favorite. We loaded up
with my parents, brother & nephew
and drove 2 hours to Palastine, TX to ride

I'm hoping we can make
this a tradition every year. It was so much fun.
The adults loved it as much as the kiddos.

There wasn't anything Christmasy about Sunday but we still
had lots of fun. It was my nephews birthday party at Party Central.
There was lots of game playing, cake eating, sliding
 & go-kart riding. I can't believe my little man is 6 now.

Monday night Aleigha & I finished decorating the tree.
I had to be very patient and remember that this
moment only comes once a year because as fast
as I was putting ornaments on she was taking them
off :)

Tuesday we did a craft. One cute little
girl and some paint later and you have

the sweetest little pillow!

Last night we got in our pajamas and rode around looking
at Christmas lights. What have yall been up to? If you want
to share, hop on over to Sugarplum Creations and link up!

***on a side note, I passed my HESI exam for nursing on the
first try and am very excited to be starting 2nd level in the spring***


Erin said...

I am going to steal this idea!! Thank you very much and make these with my kids and my nanny kids :) love love love it and love her sweet face look at how much she is growing!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

The picture of little Miss eating the candy while decorating the gingerbread house is TOO CUTE! She looks like she's been caught with her hand in the cookie jar ;) And I LOVE that reindeer pillow idea. So super cute! I'm so glad you linked up. So many wonderful ideas!!

♥ We rode on the Polar Express here too {a few years ago}, and we were disappointed in it. Maybe we'll have to give it another try someday.

jennykate77 said...

The Polar Express sounds like SO much fun! My little boy would love that!!

I love the little pillow case craft!! Great idea! :)

Annie said...

sounds and looks like you all have been having so much fun!! :)

have a great weekend!