New Year's Eve 2011 finds us at home enjoying some family time!!!! We started the evening making a yummy dinner of appetizers....little BBQ wienies, grilled wings, sweet potato fries and crescent pepperoni roll ups!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday we decided to take the kids on a trip to Chicago on the train to visit American Girl and the Lego store!!! We arrived about lunch time and because we were blessed with such a beautiful day, we decided to picnic at Millennium Park!!!!
Monday, December 26, 2011
We are so very blessed!!! Our Christmas day started with our little princess loosing another tooth, and quite literally fit the song "All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!" Then it was on to family parties and lots of memories!!!!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
This Christmas Eve found us busy with family time!!! We started this a.m. by opening our stockings (we figured the stuff inside would keep the kids busy while we prepared food)! After a mandatory afternoon nap, we decided to open gifts with our little family so there is no need for rushing in the morning!! The kids were elated and surprised!!!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tonight we warmed up the car, grabbed some hot chocolate and a few of the kids' favorite Christmas CD's and drove around looking at Christmas lights! It was so fun to hear the kids' comments about all the different lights we saw!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Snowflakes were the activity for tonight! I spent quite a bit of time finding just the perfect snowflakes to make and hoping the kids could cut the designs themselves! Unfortunately, the kids still needed to tell us which shape they wanted us to cut out and where, but the results were beautiful:)
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Today's family advent activity started around 9 a.m. and didn't end until we delivered the goodies to the neighbors around 4:30 p.m.!!! We chose several goodies to bake and then take to the neighbors....we started with some candy cane blossoms, peanut butter temptations, and caramel brownies and ended with some pretzel chocolates and chocolate dipped candy canes!!!!
Friday, December 9, 2011
We took the kids to Edge Ice Arena to go ice skating for our family advent activity tonight! The kids have never even really roller skated so it was fun to watch them try to figure it out...luckily we rented two trainers that they relied on heavily:) And we were blessed to be joined by good friends for an evening full of winter fun!