Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tacky Sweater Christmas Eve

Our family decided to have a tacky sweater-themed Christmas Eve. I thought it would be cute AND tacky to make us all matching elf shirts- Mamma Elf, Daddy Elf, Nanna Elf, Big Elf C, and Lil Elf AP.

We all voted Survivor-style by looking into a camera and casting our vote for the tackiest sweaters. We voted for my cousin J below and his fiance. Their trees lit up and on the back it said "Merry Elfin' Christmas"! They ended up winning, too.

Way too many gifts later, we headed home to spread reindeer food in the front yard.

The kiddos were super excited about Santa's pending arrival. We had been tracking his location throughout the day on Daddy's phone so they hurried to bed and were out in a flash!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Cookies for Santa

Nanna supervised,
the table was covered in flour,

we taste tested,

and covered every inch with frosting, sprinkles, and candy!

I hope Santa liked them!

Downtown Fieldtrip

Last week the kiddos and I ran a few errands downtown. We ventured to the Sec of State office in the Tennessee Tower to get a post-placement report apostilled. The last few years we have taken a little walking tour of downtown afterwards. This year we cut through the Legislative Plaza to get to the Capitol Building and found ourselves smack dab in the middle of Occupy Nashville. It never even crossed my mind that it was set up there. The kiddos asked lots of questions that I did my best to answer, but honestly I still don't completely understand it!

The kiddos weren't fazed by it a bit, they talked to several of the occupiers. AP even asked one lady "Are you going to wrap your Christmas presents in that tent?"! I quickly changed the subject!

We eventually made our way to the Capitol and checked out their Christmas tree.

An interesting afternoon for sure!
(C had pj day at school that day, if you wonder why he is in his pj's :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

School Christmas Parties

The kiddos got out for Christmas Break on the Wednesday before Christmas. That entire day was party day in the classrooms. Our first stop was AP's class. Here she is being goofy with her friends :)

Savannah is one of her best friends in her class.

Her teacher was actually enjoying herself at Disneyworld that day. But, the class knows this sub well and loves her!

Then on to C's class.
They had stations set up to do different Christmas crafts.

Daelen is one of C's good friends.
After the parties we were outta there! We are thoroughly enjoying our break. More posts coming soon...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Poor Samson Dynamite

AP figured out that he fits perfectly into one of her baby's clothes!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Pictures and PTO

Last week I took the kiddos to the greenway for a super fast photo shoot to try to get a picture for our Christmas card.
And we have a winner!

Although, this might be my personal favorite :)
Great picture with grandparents!

That night C's grade sang at their school's PTO meeting. It was...entertaining. They played a variety of instruments that together just didn't sound very good. But, the kiddos seemed to be enjoying it and the parents were proud no matter how bad it sounded!!

Christmas with Daddy B and Grandma

We celebrated an early Christmas while Daddy B and Grandma were in town visiting from NC.

The most entertaining part was watching C and Daddy play Kinect Sports on the XBox. They are skiing in the above pictures. Keep in mind Daddy still has a broken shoulder! C beat him both times :)