Monday, December 28, 2009

Days 351 - 361

This project is almost over- whew!! Here we go...

Kate painted this beautiful gingerbread house, I printed it onto magnets for her teachers.

Lucy at our friends' house making gingerbread houses, or licking the frosting... again.

The girls at their church program, everytime people would clap, Lucy felt the need to join them. They were both so cute and did a great job.

The girls making Sculpey snowmen ornaments.

Necklaces I bought for the girls for Christmas from Etsy - OMG! These are gorgeous and check out how beautifully they were wrapped!! I bought them from the most amazing seller, Silver Enso - amazing!! Check out her store here.

Kate painted this beautiful Christmas house at Latchkey after school. Gorgeous! She's so darn talented!

My girls on Christmas eve, my mom made these amazing dresses - So darn beautiful!

The girls came downstairs to a trampoline from Santa on Christmas day - Love this pic!

Kate got a microscope from my mom for Christmas. She is in love!! She's such a science girl!

The girls came down this morning and sat on the trampoline and shared some headphones to listen to the Beatles on Kate's mp3 player - too cute!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Days 341-350

Lucy had been sick, mostly a bad cough and fever, but she felt good enough to be an artist for a bit!

Our resident Elf of a Shelf, Sam received a Christmas card from Kate. Love how she put it on the window so he could see it.

Kate has been visiting different countries each day in school and learning about their holiday traditions. She came off the bus with this candle wreath hat from Sweden. They get to have passports stamped at school for each country they "visit".

Our mantel and my two favorite decorations.

Lucy washing her hands, love how her foot is tucked back behind the other.

Kate graduated to her brown belt! She's doing soo great!

We had lunch with Santa and what a fabulous looking Santa he was! It was fun.

My MIL bought the girls this playmobil advent calendar. It has a woodland animal theme. Each day they open a door and get a piece of the scene. They love it!

I took this pic of our tree with tips from, I used a tripod and love how it came out, I always wanted to do this!

Holiday baking fun! Rolling... and

Frosting... or licking the frosting... lol!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Days 335 - 340

Lucy's new favorite game, Uno. She's good at it too!

Christmas craft that Kate and I have been working on, these get ribbon along the top and a battery operated tea light inside. I saw the idea at one of my favorite blogs, Our Best Bites

Lucy's daycare had the nicest holiday party for the families (great food too!). Here's Santa (check out that beard - it reminds me of cotton balls, he he!) the funniest part is that Santa's bricks started to fall down so I have a "brick holder person" in my photo, lol!

Here is Lucy with her Chinese school teacher, she is soo great! Great teacher, so sweet - we just love her!

LOVE this girl's laugh! We took a few pics in front of the tree.

We went to a Madeline tea party at our library. It was free and it was fantastic! They taught tea etiquette, had wonderful food and yummy tea and read the story of Madeline. Love this picture of Kate drinking wit her pinky extended.