Wednesday, December 17, 2014

While Mommy is away...

This past weekend Abi and I were in Tulsa for a cheer competition while Eric and Hayden stayed behind. I got lots of pictures while we were away and from the looks of things, these two had a GREAT time!!
Saturday night they went to Eric's clinic Christmas party at a wildlife ranch just north of our house.
All dressed and ready to go. Daddy did an awesome job picking her outfit!
Feeding the animals.
Petting some horses.


Checking out her goodie bag.

Breakfast at Starbucks Sunday morning and a little Christmas shopping!
They had so much fun while we were gone, I may just have to go out of town more often ;)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fun with friends and Christmas crafts

Advent day 8: Make (more) gingerbread houses with friends.
My friend Carrie has hosted a group of friends the last two years at her house. We bring a gingerbread house and she provides decorations and lunch. Hayden was sick last year but we had so much fun with these kiddos this time!!

Advent day 9: snow paint!
(Mix equal parts glue and shaving cream and dump TONS of glitter in. When it dries it is puffy, shimmery and soft to the touch.)
We didn't do any Advent activities for days 10 and 11 because Abi and I were getting ready to head out of town for a cheer competition (another post).
Advent day 12: make hot chocolate and have candy canes.
Check back later this week to see what Eric and Hayden did while we were gone over the weekend and for some super exciting news about Abi's cheer team!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

12 days of Christmas

Advent day 7: Trip to Arboretum to see the new 12 days of Christmas display
Last Sunday was the perfect day for this trip! It was mildly chilly but not freezing.

I know you can't tell, but I promise that Abi had fun!

In true Hayden fashion she was freezing us with her Elsa powers.
10 lords a leaping! Well, 11 if you count this guy ;)

At the end of the display path Hayden got to meet Donner.
And then we got to see the big guy! She told him her name was Elsa and that she wants a wand and a crown for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

More Christmas fun!

Advent day 5: Light looking in Highland Park
Every year it is tradition to go see Christmas lights. We always go to 3 different places and this year we added a new spot. We also always go once with the girls' Bbop and Nana.
All dressed in our comfies ready to head out to Vitruvian and Highland Park.

Abi wasn't exactly Christmasy so we made her do a wardrobe change and then we made sure to buy her a Christmas t-shirt for the next round of light looking!

Vitruvian Park was beautiful. Loved walking thru all the trees!

I only got one picture in Highland Park since we were in the car. We got out at the last house because there was so much to see, we couldn't get it all from in the car. This picture doesn't even come close to showing how done up this house was!! 
Advent day 6: Make gingerbread houses


Once we finished our gingerbread village we took Hayden to Macy's to drop of her letter to Santa and took a few minutes to check out the trees outside of the store.

Sunday we went to the Arboretum but that will have to be a separate post for Friday.
It was definitely a fun filled weekend full of family and Christmas cheer!
We also did a couple of Christmas kindness activities that I can't blog about since they are supposed to be anonymous. After Christmas I will post a list of ideas for everyone to use next year!