Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Few Additions

I've never been too worried about my Christmas tree being the fanciest or most decorated on the block.  I think this is mostly because by the end of the season, there are always a few "extra" ornaments on the tree.  I don't want the kids to think I don't appreciate their creativity, so whatever they add - stays.  Here's what we've accumulated thus far:

An angel courtesy of Madelyn
One of three paper candy canes made by Madelyn

A once wrapped, now opened and half eaten candy cane courtesy of.....?  (I'd put money on Jude)
The entire Teletubbies cast (Noo-Noo included) all taped into the tree...again, Jude.
And finally, a block that appears to be wearing a Santa hat.  You guessed it... a Jude original.

.......Just imagine how many "homemade" ornaments we get when we have a NORMAL sized tree!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Here Comes Santa Claus

We hit the mall last Thursday for our traditional Santa visit and train ride.

Madelyn asked for a La La Loopsy doll, and a light up Tinkerbell doll. Easy-Peasy.  

Jude had a "Ralphie moment" where he completely forgot what he wanted to ask for.  He just kept staring at Santa and saying, "uhhhh-uhhh-uhhh..." Being the sneaky mom that I am - I started whispering gift "ideas" in his ear.  He seemed pretty excited to ask for those things.  Score, again!

Ella simply asked that Santa stay at least five feet away from her.  She also asked that Santa check his list twice.  Perhaps then he'd realize that her name is NOT Alice.  

We were able to walk Ella backwards so we could capture this shot:

Merry Christmas,
Love Maddie, Jude and Alice   

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Still Looking for that Perfect Gift Idea?

Look no further.  Spoil that special someone with the gift of cuddle....via someone (or someTHING) else.

The fact that it's completely sold out on Overstock is even more bizarre.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Christmas Fun Part 1

Aren't these adorable?  I'll be making these with my kids this week.  Click HERE for the super-easy instructions, and have yourself a merry little memory.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Tiny Tree

For some reason Blogger wasn't letting me post pictures of our little tree - so here they are, a little bit late.  I've actually started really liking this tree.  Ella can't reach it, so I'm not worried about broken ornaments, and I can actually water this one - which means it has a better chance of staying alive for longer than three days.

I present to you, our tiny tannenbaum:
(mind you - it's on a 2.5 foot table, and and it's still two feet below our ceiling)

Either way....bring on the Holidays, this family is ready!