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December 2013 archive

Prepping for Santa{aka: the final 2013 52×2!!}

We left food for the reindeer outside again this year. The kids got bold and braved it without even a shoe, never mind a jacket.Carefully sprinkling out the reindeer food.

They each had their own technique too. Thomas carefully sprinkled, while Molly tried to, but lasted only a second before turning her bag upside down and dumping the entire contents onto the ground.
Dumping the whole bag out.

Back inside, she was bright eyed in her Santa prep.
52/52/Portrait - All Bright Eyed.

Pouring the milk, as Thomas readied the carrots.
52/52/Life - Prepping for Santa's Big Arrival

Happy Christmas! And Happy New Year!!

Slinky racing.

The elves today started a slinky race.

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Complete with Elva’s best ChaCha impression. 20131224-085038.jpg

Slinkys are fun.

Cookies for Santa!

The elves noticed that it’s the day before Christmas Eve and we haven’t baked a single cookie!!

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We quickly fixed that and made several batches for good measure.

The obligatory tree bokeh post.

Well, it was inevitable that this post would come. In case you were waiting for it, a christmas tree bokeh was made just for you. If not? Well, enjoy it anyway.51/52/Life - Tree Bokeh

Speaking of enjoying, we saw Scrooge the Musical last night. The kids really had fun with it.
Seeing Scrooge, The Musical with the two older kids. :)

In trying to make Thomas not fake pose smile at me, I sang him a little “I Hate People“…
51/52/Portrait - Doing his best Scrooge impression.
Which resulted in a couple awesome Scrooge inspired faces. lol…

Happy almost Christmas! Three days to go!!

…oh and in case you were wondering?

ELF-PONG!!

Come on baby, let’s do the twist.

The elves brought a gift of twister to the kids today. Marcus was the most excited about it, and was actually quite good at contorting his little body in all the twist moves. “Look mommy! I a pretzel!”

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Sweet sounds of Christmas.

This morning we awoke to sweet treats of candy and music. Thomas happily immersed himself in learning a new song while Marcus happily partook in candy consumption. Molly just danced along.

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Fifteen little mistletoes.

Elfie and Elva brought out the wool felt and some teeny pearls and string and directed the kids to start tracing! We now have a proper hallway kissing mistletoe. Scratch that… Fifteen little mistletoes.

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Run! Run! Fast as you can!

We went on a scavenger hunt this morning, trying to find the gingerbread man! Once they found him, they took turns hiding the clues in new spots so the others could find it again. Elf success again! 😉

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