I'm finally catching up after the holidays. They seemed to have come and gone so fast this year. Even Magnolia was shocked to hear Santa was coming on Christmas Eve!
We had our annual Gingerbread House decorating party on the 23rd. It was a Friday, there was no school, and we had everyone who was invited show up! I made fourteen houses this year. Absolutely crazy. I definitely have some short cuts mapped out for next years' party. This one was a ton of work!
Good thing is that it's ALWAYS worth the work. Everyone had a blast.
Magnolia sat with her friends from school, and our neighbor.
I wish this wasn't so blurry but I'm posting it anyway because this is Magnolia's best friend, Amalia. These two have been instant friends since day one of K-4.
For two and a half hours we decorated, ate lunch, and ran around the house like crazy!
It was SO festive and SO fun!
We spent Christmas Eve at Nana and Papa's house.
Matching gnome hats for us all! Hand knit by Emily!
Magnolia and George give Aunt Emily her Christmas presents.
A family of gnomes! We love our handknit hats!
The elves leave new Christmas jammies on the back porch of Nana and Papa's house. We go home in them and M & G fall fast asleep after Twas the Night Before Christmas and leaving a plate of cookies out and plenty of carrots for the reindeer.
In the morning we wake to find filled stockings at the end of beds! Like every year, we pile onto our bed to open them!
These two wait patiently as we make sure all it set downstairs. (Fire lit, coffee made, croissants in the oven, and lights on!)
Come down and see!
A dress up box!
A climbing dome!
Art supplies and desks!
A quick break for croissants!
Magnolia and George loved looking for their names on the packages.
And this is what it looked like when we were all done. Phew! That was fun!
Santa left Magnolia this gigantic horse decal. George put it above her bed later that morning. I love how she's looking at it in awe.
This one took no time at all to dress up like a cowboy.