Last night we got around to one of my favorite holiday traditions and we assembled and decorated gingerbread houses. I love how involved and enthusiastic the girls get about these kind of projects; there’s no time or desire to fight with each other. It’s excellent. This year was made even better by the fact that we had company and… Continue reading Gingerbread Houses
Between the picturesque first snowfall, our TWO Christmas trees, and the nonstop holiday music I play at home, holiday spirit levels are high in our house. The girls even voluntarily tried on their Christmas outfits and for the first time in history asked me to take pictures of them. Hence, blog post. Cece mostly directed this impromptu photo… Continue reading “Magical” pictures by the Christmas tree
Valentine’s Day turned out being fairly busy so, we don’t have a lot of pics. BUT. We did have some pretty good times. At least initially. In the morning, we had pink pancakes (yes, they were leftovers so they were still festive, just a little dry.) And I made sure the girls woke… Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2015
The big dance is over! Christmas has come and gone (and a part of me is already dreaming about next holiday season!) We spent Christmas Eve and morning at our house. The girls both managed to get in bed early (which meant everyone was up early, at least an hour before sunrise!) We opened a… Continue reading Christmas Morning 2015
Just a couple days before Christmas, our family finally managed a trip to see Santa. Cece, who is now a wise and experienced four-year-old played it cool. (Unlike the her first Santa visit.) Rosie did not play it cool. And we didn’t get a good picture of our whole family looking at the camera. So… Continue reading Santa! I know him!
Next to Christmas, we recently experienced our favorite day of the year… COOKIE DAY! Am I still a little jittery from all of the sugar consumption? Yes. Is there still flour and sprinkles in all of our kitchen crevices? Most likely. But so worth it! With our friend Azure, we baked six different kinds of… Continue reading Cookie Day 2015
The holidays have hit and I have no hesitations about going overboard in the comfort and joy department. On Black Friday, as soon as both girls were awake, we cranked up the Christmas tunes and got our tree up practically before the sun was up. As you can see, the light was a little weird… Continue reading Festooning is our favorite!
Before the whole world boards the Christmas train, I need to at least post about Halloween (which was almost two weeks ago now!) I made the last minute decision to run the Monster Dash half marathon the morning of Halloween. (By last minute, my sis-in-law had offered her bib to me a week before the race and… Continue reading Back on Halloween…
One last post about 2014… The day after Christmas, the girls and I headed up north to spend a few days at Joe’s parents’ cabin with the rest of his family. Unfortunately, Joe couldn’t come with us due to work, but I like to think that the girls and I did a good job representing.… Continue reading Cabin Christmas 2014
Merry Christmas! (Or “Merry Craziness” as Cece said today. She has uttered a lot of gems this holiday season, including “Rosie is my reindeer!” And also “Is Santa bringing MORE presents tonight?” Good times.) Today felt special as we celebrated our first Christmas as a family of four. It was also the first time we spent Christmas… Continue reading Merry Christmas (2014)!