Well, Holly left with Santa on Christmas Eve night. It was a fun 43 days with her!
The girls asked to get matching pajamas again this year on Christmas Eve. I waited til the last minute to get them wrapped; Holly helped me out the best she could. However, she forgot to label who got what package and the girls all opened the wrong sizes!
Please see Holly’s page for her last fews days of 2011 with us. I’m sure we’ll see her again next year!
The girls were having a pretty bad day yesterday and Holly had to give a bad report to Santa. He sent her back with a warning note and some coal. This time, he warned, it was not the real thing but they would need to do some good deeds and show a lot of GOOD behavior to stay on the nice list! The girls were on the quiet side this morning- hopefully thinking about their behavior! Please see Holly’s page for pics!
On a good note, I got a few more projects done- I am loving having my own space to work and actually complete so much more now! I finished a holder for all my pens, pencils and markers, completed my Christmas cards, one necklace and a couple more post-it holders. I am going to hold off on the pics of the Christmas cards and some other items because I don’t want to spoil it for the receipients! So, for you now, is a pic of the newest ATC I’ve completed- New Year’s glitter for the December lottery- the theme I chose (as winner of Nov) was New Year’s Celebration:
New Year's glitter - swapped
Ok, as seen if previous posts we put up our tree and got our decorating done (if we ever get any snow I will take a pic of my outdoor illumination. But today it is in the mid-50s!).
The older 2 girls decorating
Our tree- 2011
Last week we took our Christmas pics- which came out pretty good, if I may say so! LOL
My girls- 2011
And, saved the best for last…this was quite a hit with the family!!!!
"THE" Christmas picture of 2011!
And don’t forget to check Holly’s page for her latest shennanigans!
I’ve posted Holly’s lastest adventures on her page. To start off our December, we wrapped up our Christmas books and movies and will read or watch one a day until Christmas (the full length movies are labeled Friday or Saturday so we are sure we have time to watch them before bedtime!). Holly started us off today with a new Christmas book, and brought us a new movie a couple days ago. There’s a few more we need to add to our collection…. 🙂
And for the ornament- I saw a great idea on Pintrest, from Christy Robbins blog, and had to try it. My husband’s neice was just married in September so I thought this would be a nice gift (let’s hope she doesn’t read this post!). I had some ribbon from my girls’ bouquets (they were flower girls) and added that to the top of the ornament. I was bad at taking step-by-step pics but I did add this project to my craft and project page.
Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Black Friday! Happy Small Business Saturday! Happy Sunday!
I think that about covers it for this weekend! I finished decorating the house, inside and out, since Thursday. I’ve gone Christmas shopping, made Christmas crafts, watched Christmas movies, completed a few ATCs and even fed the family dinner! LOL
Please check out the handprint ornaments I made with my 3 yr old. I’ve also added Holly’s day 15 & 16 and pics of the newest ATCs I’ve made!
My full set
Holly’s latest adventures are on her page.
Here’s a pic of Juli playing in the fake snow. She LOVED it- keep her busy long enough to put 5 strings of lights on the tree!
I’ve updated the latest of Holly’s adventures! It was tough for a few nights; the girls has sleepovers on Wednesday and Thursday (no school) and decided to sleep in the dining room! Soooo, I had to really sneak around! Check out her page for the lastest photos.