Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We had such a super fantastic day yesterday! First we went to mom's and made Christmas cookies:)
Then we had reservations here...we have been waiting to go until Kinsley mentioned it herself, we wanted to do the whole experience but we wanted her to remember it:)!!! This was the year!
Getting a snack at the bistro:) Sweet Kaden was such a good sport on this ultra girly day!
Guess what Santa is bringing this year?:) This was just one she borrowed to sit with us in the doll highchair at the table, hers will look much more like her with brown hair, brown eyes:)!
Afterwards we went to eat dinner with mom, Kaden lost his first front tooth - tooth fairy brought him $5:)
Another fun part about our day is that my cousin Millie, Uncle Bub, and their families were in town at mom's! Kinsley had a blast with Averi playing "Makeover":) They did a little fashion show for us before we had to leave:)! Aren't they precious?!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Kelly at Kelly's Korner always does such a fun house tour on her blog each year, so I thought I'd join in! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy! Welcome...this is the wreath on our front door - it has an ornament on it that says "JOY" - I love it!!!
As you enter, if you look up you will see some of our garland above!
These cute little bottles have been a part of every holiday:) Right now they sit in a window in the office;)
As you enter our house, and pass the dining room, this is what you see. What's Christmas without the most important decoration of all - our Manger scene!
This is one of my faves - I think I won it during a pretty heated game of Chinese gift exchange one year - ha!!
On to the living room where you will find our tree (it is a monster:)), and mantle!
Close up of the mantle - those little tubes are "Letters to Santa" holders:)
Close up of fireplace garland
This is a little basket of goodies that sits on the coffee table
The kitchen seems to be the place all the other decor goes when I don't know where to put it:) Just fun!
These little friends are vintage - they were my Grandmothers - I have many happy memories of sitting at her dining room table, eating breakfast, opening stockings, and admiring these little treasures!
More vintage friends
two more friends - the little girl bell on the right has been mine since I was a very small girl!
Under the tree you will see how I am wrapping some of my packages this year - butcher paper, green ribbon, and then I found these precious Christmas jewel words at Michaels last year in the dollar bins - I LOVE THEM!
Leaving the dining room, looking into the kitchen you see my kiddos Santa pics every year up to this point:) The crying ones are some of my faves - hee hee!
Even the stairs get decorated!
Head on up and you find my daughter's pink tree - I could clap my hands and squeal it's so cute!
The End!!! Hope you enjoyed your tour! Come back and visit again soon!