Thursday, December 16, 2010

Countdown to Christmas 2010 ~ Week 3

Countdown to Christmas

Welcome to Week 3 of Countdown to Christmas! Not quite sure how a whole week passed before my very eyes, but ohhhkay.

Here's a brief recap of our week:

Last Thursday we made hair clips for gifting. That was the idea, anyway. Kenners was pretty happy with the one she made, and she decided she wanted to keep it for herself. The one below Sierra made for her cousin.

Friday we made snowflake decorations.

Saturday we were supposed to attend a Follow the Star event, but the weather was HORRIBLE. Flooding, cold, and pouring down rain, we decided we didn't want to hang out in it for any length of time, no matter how cool the live nativity was. Sooooo, instead we invited Nana and Grandma over to bake cookies. We made a LOT of them! Oatmeal, Gingersnap, Jam Thumbprint, and Sugar . . . just to name a few.


Sunday we helped Grandma and Grandpa decorate their tree, and afterward Jeremy took Sierra and Makenna to see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The following photos crack me up. Jeremy was Sierra's "lifter" and Grandpa was Makenna's.

A little friendly competition ensued.

Look how high I can hang my ornament!

Woohoo! Mine's the highest!

Oh yeah? Top this!

Alright, how about tree topper?!

All the while Daddy and Grandpa were commanded to "lift higher!"

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Monday we visited Geri {Grandma} at work for donuts and hot cocoa

And a few photos by the tree

Tuesday we met up again with Grandma and Nana, and we went to see Tangled.
But not before a bite to eat . . .


Mostly just slurpin' on Flurries

And Yesterday was the start of our Danish Christmas {the girls find a small gift in their stocking each day from December 15th through the 24th}. They each found beads in which to use during our activity: making Christmas bracelets.


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There you have it! We had quite a busy week. Now if I can just get through the rest of this week, I might be able to breathe a sigh of relief.
So . . . . what have you all been up to? Any crafts, recipes, or activities you'd like to share? Link up below. And don't forget to visit others! It's more fun that way ;)




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16 comments :

Kelli @ RTSM said...

You have been SUPER busy. I have been such a slacker with the Christmas activites...I'm hoping we have a little more time once the boys are out of school:) I love the picture of the girls making cookies!

Connie said...

I love the competition!

Thinks are falling apart here this morning....I'm not sure we're going to make it 9 more days!

Jenny said...

What a fun week! I love the hair clips and bracelet crafts!

Cute pics!

Our Homeschool Fun said...

Y'all made so many cookies! I bet that was fun. I love those hair clips too.

You have some great pictures from your week. You have such a sweet family.

Becca said...

You are doing so many fun things - what great memories you are making for your girls!! Go momma!!!

~Becca

Kelli said...

What a week. It looks like you and the girls had a ton of fun. We love jam thumbprints at our house and I hope to make more soon! Jamison would love to do some of these activities!

Impulsive Addict said...

ZERO crafts here. I got NOTHIN'. Boo.

I loved that hair clip!

Sounds like you've had a great week. I loved looking at the pics.

Enjoy your weekend~

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Your daughters are precious! how lucky are they to squeeze all the fun into this time of year!

MomBrose said...

What awesome pictures! Sorry we haven't been linking up. It's just been too crazy here! I've enjoyed reading others though. :)

Seizing My Day said...

So much fun to be had... I love this super busy time of year... busy but blissfully fun too!! =) We are hoping to see Narnia too!! =) We just watched the first one again... to warm up!! =) Happy Christmas time!! love the sweet bracelet!!

shortmama said...

What fun activities you guys are always doing!

Jessica said...

I love all the natural wood in your in-law's home! So cozy and classic!

He & Me + 3 said...

Busy but fun. Those pictures of the competition are too cute. Those guys lifted way high. Great job!
Cute hair clips too

jennykate77 said...

Great stuff, Liz!! I love the pictures of the girls. You guys have been doing some fun crafts and outtings!

Hope you're having a great Monday! Can't wait to see what you guys are up to this week! :)

Vivienne said...

What amazing memories you are creating for those gorgeous girls of yours!

Val said...

Your pictures are adorable.

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