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It’s all frozen here.

It’s been snowy and icy for days here with temperatures in the single digits, so when Elva and Elfie brought us tickets to see Disney’s Frozen, Marcus was so excited. As it turns out ALL the kids (and the parents) really enjoyed the movie treat from our elves this morning. <3 20131207-175914.jpg

Letters to Santa

This morning, Elfie and Elva brought the kids some personalized paper and pencils to write up a letter to Santa.
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They had such a blast writing and drawing and cutting out printouts of what they wanted to ask for.

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Marcus, of course, needed my help with writing, but the sentiment is all his. He even traced his name on the bottom. <3 20131206-121601.jpg
Molly wrote her entire letter this year, asked for correct spelling (such a perfectionist), and just had to add her personal touch to the letter. <3 20131206-121611.jpg
Thomas blew me away with his letter. He didn’t want any help and wrote it 100% unassisted. I know that it’s not technically correct, but I love his spelling! It makes so much more sense than our silly english language. <3 Happy Christmas Days ahead! We have 18 days to go!!

Stuffed Story Time.

In the wee hours of the morning, well before daybreak, Elfie and Elva gathered up all the kids stuffed toys and brought them into the living room for Christmas story time. Molly discovered them when she awoke, she immediately picked out a book and joined them. <3 20131205-111748.jpg

Just love this time of year.

Let it snow!

We awoke to both a snow covered yard , and a snow covered counter this morning thanks to our elves. Since it’s snowing outside, I guess the elves thought we should have some snowballs inside. Thankfully, they are the yummy kind you eat and not the icy sort that melts.

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A few good elves.

The North Pole is hiring! Elva brought us some applications for the job openings, and Elfie wants us to watch a training video. 🙂

Think we should have some spaghetti with maple syrup for breakfast?

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Candy canes. {aka: elf day two}

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The elves thought the tree was a bit bare {not sure why, there isn’t a mm of space left on it}, so they started on some pipe cleaner candy canes. Molly happily helped them finish up their work.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Elva got into the basement last night and found Elfie. Together they brought all our decorations upstairs {She’s so happy that she has a strong guy around to help her carry all those boxes}! Looks like we have some work to do.

Happy Halloween 2013

If you’ve been following me on instagram {**cough** stalker **cough**} you’ve seen that I’ve been busy this october making costumes for the kids. You would have also seen that I finished in time {yay!} and all three were ready to trick or treat on All Hallows’ Eve.

Introducing…

The Pumpkin King! {Jack Skellington; Nightmare Before Christmas}
Jack, The Pumpkin King

Sofia the First {of Disney Junior fame}
Sofia the First

I upsized the spin around dress and made the skirt portion a complete circle petal skirt, for maximum spinning.
spin

and… Fix-it Felix, Jr. {Wreck it Ralph}
Fix-it Felix, Jr.

They posed for pictures a bit and even did a couple classic character moves. {Check out Jack with his scary face}
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Smiles abound

Then, we announced “It’s trick or treating time!!”
Let's go trick or treating!

First, we went to Grandma and Grandpa’s House.
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Then, around their neighborhood.
Trick Or Treating

Finally, we finished up at home, properly gorging on candy snacks and appropriately passing out on the couch before the night was through.
I'd call it a Halloween success. :) And with that, good night all. <3
Another year, another Halloween success. 🙂

Happy Halloween!!

An Orange Day

The kids decided to pick from the little orange flower patch in the yard.
Just a Flower

…and smell them…
Smelling Flowers

…and count them…
Counting Flowers

Picking Flowers

…and, of course, show them off…
Flowers

…and pose with them…
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Yup, it’s certainly autumn around our home. Complete with backyard crocs for me…
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…and endless smiles from them.
Just the girl