Monday, December 31, 2007

Always busy busy busy

Of course we are busy all of the time. We went to my mom's house to make cookies the week before Christmas. Just Jadyn and me. Sue stayed home to watch the dogs and finish her last minute Christmas stuff. She is always behind at Christmas We made a ton of cookies. We still have a TON left...... My piggy brother and Dad have about cleaned my mom out of her cookies. We made :


Cherry Walnut balls (like snowballs)

Chocolate with peanut butter chips

Ginger Bread Men


Peanut butter blossoms (HersheyKiss)

Peanut Butter blossoms with mini reese's cups


I might be missing some. I probably Here is a collage I made of Jadyn making cookies at Mama's House....

Christmas Eve we went driving around to look at Christmas Lights. This is a tradition my mom started with us. Well, more like with me I think. My brother didnt participate..... We didn't go on Christmas Eve necessarily when I was a kid but it was around Christmas time. "Our" tradition is.... we go to Tim Horton's and get a Hot Cocoa while we drive around and look at lights. We usually go in our jammies too. This year we didn't put on out jammies first. So we came home and put on our matching family jammies and lounged for a little bit.

Christmas morning came and Jadey's little eyes opened around 8:30. I brought her to the living room and I thought her eyes might pop out of her head. She looked at me and whispered "Santa Claus come?". It was sooooooo cute. Of course, Santa left some things unwrapped so she got in to them right away. We then waited for Mama and Papa to come to open the rest. They got here at about 9 o'clock. So, it wasn't much of a wait. Jadyn didn't care anyway........ She gets tired of opening

Tonight we are going over to Aunt Lisa's for a New Years get together. Sue and I made some Buffalo wing dip to dip Tostito's in. Yummy!! Tomorrow we are driving to PA to have Christmas with my dad's side of the family. No wonder I can't wait until the Holidays are

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

HO HO HO and Christmas Tree's

We got up Saturday morning and took Little Miss to go see the Jolly Ol' Fella! She was so excited when I told her where we were going. She hasn't "got it" yet that Santa leaves presents under the tree but she just LOVES him anyway. We went to Kelly's Country Store. He is the best looking Santa around. He looks so "real". Jadyn couldn't stand it. Every time the line moved even a little she would say "Mommy, Jadyn's turn?" . As we turned the bend in the line she could see Santa. She was trying to go through the ropes to go see him.... "JADYN'S TURN, JADYN"S TURN. However. it was not Jadyn's turn for another 45 minutes or so. She was so good in line. She played peek-a-boo with a kid about a year older than her. He just sat on his dad's lap and growled and gave Jadyn dirty looks....lmao. Jadyn didn't care.... she still played and laughed at She is such a personable little thing.
The long and dreaded wait:
Once we FINALLY got to Santa Jadyn went running up to him and lifted her arms up waiting for him to pick her up. It was so darn cute!!

Talking to Santa:On Sunday we went and got our tree. It really wasn't anything eventful. We just went to Menne' Nursery and picked one out. Jadun was sleeping so I carried her around while we found a tree. She was pretty excited to see a tree on top of the car when I got her out

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Card and Gingerbread houses

Well, I finally had a chance to make our Christmas Card. Of course I look like a beached whale but the rest of my family is pretty damn cute :-) This is about the best I could come up with without it looking like I swallowed my family.

Yesterday I bought some kits to make some gingerbread houses. We got them put together lastnight and we are decorating them tonight. I cannot wait to see what the little Monkey comes up with. She is so artsy :-) I will add those pictures later :-) ______________________________________________________________

Here are our houses. We had so much fun. Every time Jadyn put a new piece of candy on her house she would yell " Wook Mommy, Wook Moma". She was so proud of herself. And Honestly, I think hers is MUCH MUCH more beautiful them Mine or Moma's. I would let her paint and decorate my house any day :-)

The Beginning:Jadyn eating the decorations Surprise
The finished houses....... The Fronts:One Side:

The other side:

The Backs: