Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Fun: Week Two

Here is the update on the fun Christmas things we did last week!

Friday Night: David's work hosted a Christmas Party that he and I went to and the girls had a babysitter and enjoyed watching The Snowman (thank you, Rebecca) and eating Christmas tree cakes!

Saturday: We drove to a Festival of Lights ~ the wait was much longer than we had anticipated, but Emily's enjoyment made up for it once we got in! And, no, we did not stage Emily's photo - this is how excited she was to see more lights!

Sunday: Continued by lighting the second Advent candle

Monday: Marshmallow Snowman

Tuesday: Watched Charlie Brown Christmas and ate ice cream with Christmas sprinkles (it has been warm enough here almost to turn the air conditioner on, so ice cream was more than appropriate!)

Wednesday: We were all so tired this evening that we just played and read by the Christmas tree. We didn't have an activity - but just enjoyed being together.

Thursday: Orange Snowman

Friday: Started the day out with a yummy breakfast and then shared it with others! Ended the day with another Christmas Party, this time including the little ladies!

Saturday: We had a family night planned - but things changed and we were just glad to be home and be together. Emily wasn't feeling good and we were all exhausted!

Sunday: Christmas Musical at church - oh, I enjoyed this so much! The choir and orchestra did a great job and it was very well done! Due to two tired parents and two energetic little girls - we forgot to do our Advent candle, so there is always tonight at dinner - right?!


carrie said...


So glad you're enjoying the season! It's hard to believe you've thought of turning your a/c on, when our temps have been in the SINGLE digits! =)

Liisa said...

I can't imagine it being that warm either. We just had the worst snow storm in years and it shut down our little town completely. All roads out were closed and nothing open in town - no church service either for the first time I can remember. We had a nice day just staying in and keeping warm! Today all schools are closed and everyone will have a lot of digging out to do!

It looks like you had a fun week. Thanks for posting these activities it really gives me alot of ideas!


Katy said...

Looks like you guys have a wonderful week! That is fantastic! And i love that look on Emily's face from the Christmas lights! LOL
Wow...its warm there? It is soo cold here in PA! We have tons of snow with school delays and cancellations. It is wild!

melissa said...

Sounds wonderful! And of course, it's okay to light the Advent candle a little later (we ended up doing two weeks worth yesterday afternoon).

Paige said...

We have those little bowls, the one in your pic is green? Anyway...
Loving the weather. My bill last month reflected a 500 unit use of electricity. The lowest prior was 670 back in June...Thank God for the wood stove!!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Looks like lots of fun. Emily's face is priceless!

Amy said...

That picture was classic of her face! Emily was equally enthused by the lights this year. It is just so fun when they finally "get it." Your activities have been so great to witness and give me many more ideas for my family. Thank you!

Patty said...

Sounds like y'all are enjoying lots of good quality fun family time! Thanks for sharing with us!

Your girls are just too adorable...the smile is infectious!


Kelly (The Barefoot Mama) said...

What a wonderful week of Christmas festivities, Monica! Your little gal's face is just PRICELESS in the lights pic - adorable!

Anonymous said...

Love the photos! :) Thanks for sharing these treasured times with us via your blog ~ Love you, Mom