Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Fun

This post will be a little random! It's just what we (Mike, Luca, Ella, Betsy, Ballard and myself) have been up to lately...

tinseling the tree (this drove ella crazy b/c they messed our tree up)
 going to see santa--first year she didn't have a cow except for when she was a tiny babe! last year we got her up there and she smiled, but she was hyperventilating the whole time.
 Luca, however, has developed a strong sense of stranger danger :)
 I told Santa what she wanted because "she felt too shy". Then he told her what a good girl she had been and that she's a great helper. Then she said, "Merry Criscris Santa". Melted my heart!
 I thought this was clever. Ella walked in, said "that's not even funny" and rolled her eyes and went back to bed. The girl has got some major attitude--just the right amount to get her through :)

 christmas cookies!

Betsy made a puzzle of herself!
 and this one is just because he's so darn cute.
 and a little mischievous...into EVERYTHING!

 fishing in the potty with a candy cane...
 and reading a christmas book in the baby bed under the tree.
I only have one picture, but we have also been celebrating advent with Ella every Sunday. We have a special advent candle and she really has learned so much about the true meaning of Christmas. We have had so much fun this year celebrating and having fun with our little lovelies. We are ready to go home to our family. Oh there's no place like home for the holidays!!!

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