samantha liz

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.


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.


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! 😉



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.