Friday, December 18, 2009

Countdown to Christmas, Week 3 ♥

Holy Moly have we been busy this week, how about you?? We're running here and there, to and fro {what the heck is fro, by the way? Is it a little like hither and yon? } Anyway, we've been BUSY!

I've so enjoyed our Countdown to Christmas together! It's been such fun reading about what y'all have been doing {and finding more ideas to do with my own girls!}. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing! This will be our last week {sniffle}, as next Friday is . . . Christmas! Can you believe it??? Enjoy these last few days of Christmas magic, and take in every moment!

This week I'm going to try to contain my use of pictures. It's been getting out of hand, I know.We've had another busy week!We made the most adorable little rudolph candy canes. Makenna got a kick out of these little cuties.



We made dozens {and dozens} of cookies on Saturday. Yum.

{They're all gone now, of course. Oops.}



Wreath magnets were our project for Sunday.



Monday we colored wooden picture frame ornaments.



Tuesday was a BIG day. The first day of our Danish Christmas celebration! The girls wake up to a small present in their stockings each day from December 15-24. Tuesday's gift: A personalized snowflake necklace. {Sierra won't take it off in hopes that the necklace will magically bring snow ;) Hasn't helped yet.}



We also went to see The Princess and the Frog on Tuesday. And even Kam sat through the entire thing! After the movie we went to Lil' Cooperstown, a favorite restaurant of ours, for some yummy eats. And drinks! Kenners enjoyed an Oreo Milkshake. She liked dipping her fingers in the whipped cream.



And Sierra got this yummy drink. Wildberry Flurry. After lunch we hit the store for a few more rolls of wrapping paper, and an ornament for Kam's first Christmas :)

Wednesday we had planned to make reindeer ornaments, but we got so busy wrapping presents all afternoon, that we ran out of time. Hey, that happens sometimes. So, we decided to use "wrapping presents" as our activity. The girls LOVE being in charge of the tape ;)

Thursday was Sierra and Makenna's shopping trip with Daddy. It is so sweet to see them march out the door with Jeremy to pick out presents for me. Such special time for them together.

And today. Well, today we plan to make more of our Christmas boxes. Remember those? But I'm sure we'll be doing much more than that ;)

What have you been up to this week? Are you running hither and yon, like us? Do tell! Link up below so we can check it out! And enjoy this last week before Christmas. I haven't been spending as much time blog reading as I'd like, but there is so much left to be done. I will be back, I promise! :)

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7 comments :

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Liz, What a great week! We attempted the reindeer candy canes, but I ended up making them myself...too many little fingers that just wouldn't function properly ;) How was the Princess & the Frog? I would love to take Mikayla to see it! It sounds like you're keeping really, REALLY busy! I have loved these last few Fridays with sharing all of the fun activities for Christmas. We have really been blessed by this family time together. The kids LOVE to do activities, so we'll be doing so much more in the coming year!

**I kind of feel the same way with not being able to get to read too many blogs lately. I so wish there was more time to be able to just sit and read and comment. Have a great weekend!!

Foursons said...

I'll be linking up later- I have to edit pictures...AGAIN!

Those reindeer candy canes are so cute. And yummy for those drinks!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Man you have been busy, busy, busy! Those drinks look so good...makes me want some ice cream! I have been busy doing stuff for the boys classes at school and making teachers gifts! Luckily that is all over today...and now I can finally start wrapping some presents!

~~Mel~~ said...

You have been so busy but you are a great mom and I'm sure the girls love every single second of it...as do you!

We've had a busy week also. Baked cookies last Saturday (ours lasted the weekend, but just barely), wrapped presents a few nights...we had Riley's Christmas concert at school Wednesday afternoon and then Dan's work party that same night...last night...well you can read my post and see what I was up to last night lol.

Abra said...

It's just so neat what you have been doing with your girls, making wonderful memories! It has made me stop and think about homeschooling in the future. I feel like your flexible schedule definitely allows for lots of fun, and learning of course. :) I am a big advocate for hands-on, real-life learning, and you definitely do that. Anyway, have a Merry Christmas and enjoy this last week!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Such neat things that you have been doing for Christmas- I am so behind on celebrating- who takes a vacation right before Christmas anyways???!!!

~Becca

He & Me + 3 said...

You have been so busy. Us too. It just gets so crazy this time of year...but a good crazy. Love the reindeer candy canes. Cute. My girls both saw the Princess and the Frog yesterday with their classes at school. They loved it.

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