Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Countdown to Christmas 2011 ~ Week 1


I say this every year, but seriously, where does the time go???  I cannot believe we are less than three weeks away from Christmas!  We've been busily crafting, decorating, and baking.  How about y'all?

A recap of our week:

You can view days 1-3 here.
We started off our countdown by making Hershey's Advent Calendars.  We make them every year, and the girls love them.  Day two was spent crafting.  And day three we went to a local Christmas Bazaar.  On Sunday {Day 4}, we got our tree!  Oh how I love picking out a tree, putting it up, and decorating it.

We love it so much that we get a little tree for the girls to decorate {our Day 5 Activity}, and we even help others decorate their trees ;)

Nana and Grandpa invited us over on Day 6 for that very purpose!  {Well, that, and to consume lots of yummy snacks and beverages}


Makenna topped our tree, Sierra topped the girls' little tree, so naturally, it was Kam's turn :)


Wednesday {Day 7} we tried out Cupcake Liner Trees.  I saw this ADORABLE craft from Desiree at 36th Avenue, over at Tatertots and Jello.


Kenners did such a great job, and stuck with it.


Kam pretty much just enjoyed eating marshmallows. 
And yes, she's wearing her nightgown. 
She lives in nightgowns.


And someone else has inherited some perfectionist tendancies from her mama, and decided she didn't care much for her tree.


We have lots of crafts and activities coming up in the next few days ~ I can't wait to share them!

Have y'all been baking? Crafting? Decorating? I want to hear all about it!

Link up below:

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Jenny said...

How fun! I love the tree Kenners made. That is such a cute pic of Jeremy holding up Kam for the tree topper.

I'm with you, I don't know where the time goes!

Kylie said...

oh that cupcake liner tree is delightful. I think we might even be able to fit that in between now and Christmas :-)

Connie said...

Those cupcake liner trees are super cute!

I just finished my post! WHEW!

Sarah Kate said...

I have nothing to add right now!!! We have decorated the house, but I haven't had a single chance to take pictures! I will and hopefully can link up next week!

I love the crafts you've got the girls doing!!! How creative with the cupcake liners! Hers turned out so good!

Foursons said...

The "missin" cupcake tree picture cracks me up. I can so relate!

Christmas looks like so much fun in your house. Your girls are going to want to recreate it for their own children. Good job Liz!

MiMi said...

I wanna make a tree like that!!

Miller Racing Family said...

I love the first photo.The cupcake tree is such a cute idea. Blessings.

Caseybumpinalong said...

Adorable pictures! Looking forward to seeing more crafts. Looks like a great holiday season in your neck of the woods.

Busy Bee Suz said...

These photos are so heartwarming.
Kam living in her PJ's reminds me of OLD hollywood....I can picture her now prancing around like Jaja Gabor..."darling this, and darling that" but nicer of course. :)

Angee @ Sunshine in my life said...

Looks like your spreading lots of Christmas cheer. I saw the liner trees on Pinterest. So cute!

mountain mama said...

that tree is C-U-T-E!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Love the cupcake liner trees:) I linked up my Nativity Garden Flag that I made last week...better late than never right:)


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