Sunday, December 14, 2014

Advent Activities, Part 2

Day 9-Make Snowflakes
The boys loved doing this....we ended up with so many snowflakes!  They do look festive in the dining room though.







Day 10-Visit with Santa
We went to the mall to visit with Santa.  Eric and Jacob got to tell him what they wanted for Christmas.  We attempted a picture but Lucas wanted nothing to do with sitting on Santa's lap...and I didn't want to pay for a picture of a baby crying (as funny as it is...it's not worth $22!)  We did, however, take advantage of the boys wearing their Christmas shirts and got a good picture in front of the tree for our Christmas cards.


Day 11- Donate toys to a Toys for Tots bin.
Eric and Jacob's school is collecting toys for needy kids, so the boys each took in a toy to donate.  It was nice to do something for others.

Day 12-Family Game Night
We played a Christmas Themed Memory Game

Day 13- Christmas In Hershey
We had a great day!








Lucas got a Hershey's Cow

Jacob chose a Reese's Pieces Bear...with attached candy! 
Notice Jacob's blue mouth and fingers? it's from cotton candy!

 Eric picked a stuffed Reese's Peanut Butter Cup man...he wanted me to take a picture of him pretending to eat it.


Day 14-Make Gingerbread Houses






Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Advent Activities, Part 1

This year, in addition to the countdown calendars and Lego Advent calendars, we created a list of things to do together each day leading up to Christmas.  When the boys put their ornament on the advent tree each morning, they also have a card telling them what the activity for that day will be.



Day 1- Write a letter to Santa.



Day 2- Make an ornament for the Christmas Tree



Day 3- Read The Polar Express

Day 4- Watch Prep and Landing


Day 5-Read On This Special Night

Day 6- Watch Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Day 7- Make Snowman Pizza for dinner




 Day 8- Make Snowman Soup...(Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and chocolate chips)




The boys have been excited to find out each day's activity.....stay tuned for more activity posts next week.

And on a completely unrelated topic.....  my wonderfully talented husband finished my shelves for the living room that I have been patiently waiting for!  I love them! All that's left to do is hang the TV on the wall....






Friday, November 21, 2014

12 months

Lucas is 12 months old today!


  • You are walking.
  • You can say Mama, Dada, eat, and more.
  • You have 10 teeth.
  • You loved your birthday cake!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

1st Birthday!

This past weekend we celebrated Lucas's first birthday.  It's hard to believe that this little guy is turning one this week!



We had a great time at the party...the months of preparation and crafting were worth it to see everything come together!



























Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate with us!