Friday, December 26, 2014

Baby Jesus

When I was putting our Christmas decorations away today, I had to take this picture of the Nativity after Kaiden rearranged it.  He didn't like the way I had it set up because not everyone could see Baby Jesus.  

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Cookies

The boys come over to help me bake cookies.

Then we had to decorate the cookies.
I think that was their favorite part.
Or maybe eating the decorations was their favorite part.  This is Trevins "I didn't just eat a handful of chocolate chips," look.
The finished product.  They like making faces, so we have faces on stockings, stars, bells as well as snowmen and gingerbread men.

Footnotes:  The smudge on the pictures is a cookie dough print on the camera.  The aprons became capes as soon as we were finished.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

We have a couple of ornaments on the tree that play music.

The boys love to play them over and over again.

And dance around the tree.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


When Nathan was three, his Granny give him a wonderful book.  Richard Scary's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.  It is filled with wonderful pictures of such things as a pickle truck, a crayon car being driven by hippos and rabbits and cats.  It enchanted him and then Kaiden and now Trevin.

One of the fun things about the book is a little yellow bug named Goldberg who is hidden on every page.  The kids love looking for him.

This is us reading the Night Before Christmas with Trevin trying to find Goldbug hiding on every page.  The closest he came was finding a mouse.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tree Decorating

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we donned Christmas hats and decorated the tree.

It has become a tradition.  Kaiden was really into it this year, Trevin was more interested in playing with the ornaments that play music.