Monday, December 3, 2012

Starting Advent!!!!

Advent Day 1

 Today's activity was to decorate the house and put the tree up.

Amalie loves decorating this little tree. The first Christmas Chris and I had together we couldn't afford a tree, but I really really wanted one so we got this tiny little tree, and now it belongs to Amalie.

We had fun decorating our bigger tree, and I was so excited that Delanie could put her own ornaments on this year.

So much concentration.

My favorite ornament!

Delanie got the great honor of putting the star on the tree this year.

All decorated!!

The Christmas toy table with the stockings.

A bigger view.

Our advent garland

Advent Day 2

Today's activity was Santa's Art Shop. The first weekend of December, our town has Santa's Art Shop at the fair grounds, there are a lot of vendors selling everything from Christmas decor, jewelry, Christmas snacks and treats, plants, and crocheted and sewn accessories. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures there, but I can post pictures of the the things we got there.

Amalie playing the pan flute my mom bought her.

The gigantic elephant my mom bought Amalie, it comes with a matching blanket.

Amalie sporting the bracelet she bought herself with her allowance.

Delanie with her pan flute.

Here is her gigantic dog with matching blanket.

I got Amalie a "homework cup", it carries everything except the crayons for Amalie to do her homework. She thought it was really cool, so i just had to buy it for her.


My mom bought me this magnetic bracelet; it's supposed to help with balance, and it's pretty.

Here is the bracelet I bought myself.

Advent Day 3

We hung extra ornaments from the living room ceiling for today activity. I am a huge fan of ornaments, I usually buy 3 to 4 a year; which is pretty ridiculous considering how small our tree is, but I love them and every year they come out with new ones that are even cuter then the year before. So needless to say I have quite a few. We let the girls decide where they were going to go and Chris hung them up for me. I love the way it looks, and Chris does too; which is saying a lot, he usually pretty skeptical about my ideas.

This is the view from the hall way.

My friend Sarah's little girl is in Amalie's class, Sarah and I love their teacher; she does so much for her students. So we decided to do something special for her, this is the blanket I made for her baby boy. Sarah made a matching pillow. I am also making her a scarf and Sarah is making a hat to match.

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