samantha liz

December 2013 archive


The elves took out our pompoms and we decorated some elves. They even made us some ears to elf ourselves.


Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

It snowed early this week, and it’s finally warmed up enough for the kids to happily play outside in it (yes, they are lightweights).
50/52/Portrait - Packing it in.

Of course I followed with my camera. Got a couple shots in, and then noticed something…
Frosty Impersonation

I had a flash of deja vu with this one.
50/52/Life - Let it Snow!

Circa 2006.

Not cool, universe. Not cool.

Christmas Perlering

The elves did it again. They brought out the perler beads and printed up a few patterns to entice the kids to get Christmassy with their perlering.

So much fun, so much cleanup. 😉 Totally worth it.


The decorations continue.

The elves just keep on insisting that we need more holiday decorations! This morning they brought a champagne christmas tree for the living room (that matches out sparkly ceiling) and a rattan rudolph. 🙂 Who am I to say no to such cute faces.



Elves love WAFFLES! {and so do these kids.} Thomas was super excited to help me make them, and all three kids enjoyed them very well.


Crowd Pleaser {aka: Paint}

I just knew this morning would be a success. Elfie and Elva broke out the watercolors and tape for a snowflake project.

I just love the smiles on their faces that the elves bring.

20131212-095440.jpgMarcus’ painting.

20131212-095501.jpgMolly’s painting.

20131212-095533.jpgThomas’ painting.

Elfing Around.

When we came downstairs this morning, it looked a little something like this…
Elf decorating.

Here, let me give you a little closer look at where Elva was.
Elf decorating.

Turns out they were getting a bit anxious to decorate the hallway with the new things I bought on Sunday…
Oh no! The elves decided to decorate our staircase last night!!

Yup…. better get on that today!
Elf decorating.

(Please excuse the crazy brightness edits on my photos… the kids got up before the crack of dawn this morning… literally.)


The elves broke out the scissors last night and made some snowflakes.

Elva is so cool. (Shh... Molly is so cooler.)
Molly thought it was so cool.

Molly's Favorite
She even picked out her favorite.

Look at this one!
Mornings like this is why Elva doesn’t mind the missing hours of sleep at night.

The Giant Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Tour
Today, we visited a life sized gingerbread house.

Molly and the Gingerbread
The kids kept asking if they could have a taste.

49/52/Portrait - Thomas and Rudolph
Thomas also wanted to take Rudolph home.

49/52/Life - Watching the fish dance.
…and Molly just wanted to stay to “watch the {imaginary} fish dance”.

It was a good day. <3