Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Highlights: Oh What Fun!

We have some fun things that we've done since Amelia was born. The older the girls get, the more fun these things are to me and Alex. 

We have an Advent Nativity Book that we read every night, starting December 1st. 

We love this book. It's easy for them to understand and learn the Christmas story.

Amelia can quote the entire book without even looking at the pictures and Sydney started memorizing it this year. 

It's the cutest thing to hear them "read" the Christmas story. 

This is our fourth year of using this Advent book. 

It's a favorite!

The girls take turns setting out a new piece to the nativity each night. These pieces come with the book.

We always have some crafts for the girls to do throughout the Christmas season. 

Simple things.

I picked up these Christmas cards, last year on clearance, and pulled them out early December. 

The girls colored the cards and then told me what they wanted to say to their friends/family.

I got a kick out of what they said in their cards.

We mailed these to Pastor Saeed.

Sydney's were always short and sweet.

And she chose to mail cards to more pets of family than actual family!

Amelia loves words.

I would have to tell her there's no more room on the card!

Amelia's were always from the heart. HA!

We didn't make it to the light display that we usually drive-thru, but we looked for lights whenever we were out and about. 

Kids don't care if it's professionally done. They just love lights! 

This was at our Promenade Shopping Center.

We always do a gingerbread house. 

This isn't stressful for me, it's fun. 

It's even more fun since discovering The Candy Cottage

You just snap the plastic cottage together and start decorating it. 

When ready, you wash off the candy and throw it in the dishwasher and re-use every year!

Everyone gets their own tub of icing. 

You can put it on the house or eat it off the spoon, it's totally up to you!

If you're OCD, go ahead and take your medication...

Because children do not know how to install wheat shingles properly. 

Can you tell which side was installed by Daddy and Mama? 

They always have so much fun doing this.

We just let them decorate the way they want!

And we decorate the way we want!

This is one of my favorite things to do as a family. 

It's one of our tastiest traditions. 

Love to all,

1 comment:

Lauren and Eddie said...

We LOVE our Candy Cottage. And I love Amelia's card to Sydney. LOL!