Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas season has been very different for my family.  We didn't put ornaments on our Christmas tree because when we put the tree up, Britton was in a klepto phase.  Anything and everything she found, she would put in her mouth or walk off with it.  I didn't want to take a chance with her eating any of the ornaments.  Our family didn't have our annual candy making day, which I look forward to every year.  Mommer celebrated her 90th birthday in the hospital with a broken hip, so her birthday party was cancelled.  My family had everything planned to have Christmas dinner, like usual, at Mommer's with checking Mommer out of the hospital for a couple of hours to come eat with us, but that was cancelled.

Now, the normal things that did take place was our Elf on the Shelf was finally named........................  Bono!  Holland really got in to having Bono this year.  Every morning she would rush into the living room to see where he was.  We watched the Elf on the Shelf cartoon umpteen times.  We had our family advent calendar that Holland loved getting to do every morning.  She would say, "we're getting close to Jesus's birthday!"  Our little family had our traditional gift opening Christmas morning then went to Mom's for brunch and gifts. 

Christmas Eve before bed.

Santa brought Britton the little Tikes car and Holland the Disney Princess Castle with Princesses.  Both girls LOVED their gifts!

Britton and Holland enjoyed opening their gifts. 

We got the girls a trampoline, but unfortunately, it was lightly raining Christmas morning so they didn't get to jump.

After gifts at our house, we headed over to Mom's.  The girls got a lot of clothes and some toys.  Holland especially loved her easel and LeapPad.  Holland has played with the LeapPad so much that I've already had to change out the batteries.  Britton loved dancing and singing while we all played Xbox dance games. 

The rest of Christmas was spent relaxing at the house, going to visit Mommer in the hospital, and playing with all our new toys.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas cards

I didn't get our Christmas cards out this year because I didn't get pictures made until the 22nd.  Dixie was so awesome to squeeze us in and make us a card to use.  Love Dixie!  She is the best!  So, here is our Christmas card for 2011. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

8th Anniversary

Kirk and I celebrated our 8th anniversary on the 20th.  We always order a cake, but this year, I ordered Georgetown Cupcake (DC Cupcakes).  Total YUMFEST!  We met some friends for dinner the following night.  Kirk and I haven't had a date night in probably close to two years now.  So, dinner with friends was really nice. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fantasy of Lights

We had a family date night with the Tacks.  The girls loved it!  We met for dinner, Starbucks, then took the girls to the Fantasy of Lights.