I can't believe christmas is just three days away and this is the first chance I've had to share any photos from this month. (And by "chance" I mean I gave the children chocolate chip cookies, put them in front of the tv and snuck to the spare bedroom with my laptop for as many minutes as that will buy me). Let's do this.
First things first, tree selection with my dad, stepmom and sister. They pick out their tree, we pick out ours, the children chase around the farm animals for a bit and then we head back to my dad and Patty's house to help them decorate their tree.
the bunnies were a big hit with Ev
We also made paper snowflakes to string up around the house again this year and Wes was VERY in to it. He's the cutest.
Victor was deemed the snowflake champ of the night. Honorable mention goes to his new pocket knife which gave him a pretty solid advantage over the rest of us this year.
And last weekend we snuck down to Granville for a night to squeeze in some time with Adam, Julie and their girls before all the holiday craziness takes over our lives. The bigger kids decorated a gingerbread house, played pinball and had a sleepover in Jordyn's room. The babies started playing together a bit more on this visit. They were born only nine months apart and I remember how the age gap seemed drastic in their first year of life. But now it's beginning to be less and less noticeable and it's SO fun as we watch them start to interact more and more. I hope these girls can become the best of friends as they grow.
it's a GD masterpiece.
The next morning we headed into downtown Columbus and met up with my friend Lauren for brunch at SuperChefs and then we took the kids to see the Christmas show at the Columbus Children's Theater. It's such a cute little theater and right by the North Market which is never a bad thing. We made sure to pop in for a donut while we killed some time before the show began. Once the show was underway Ever had a little trouble staying in her seat for the full hour. Luckily, its a children's theater and the whole audience and cast is made up of kids so you don't have to be overly concerned about making some noise or shuffling around. I will say the boys seemed very enchanted by the whole thing. I kept peeking over and looking at their faces during the show to watch them react to the different funny or sad moments as they played out on stage. Their attention was completely devoted to the show and they told us afterward how much fun it was to be there. I'll definitely keep it on my list for a return visit next time were in town. It was a pretty perfect way to spend a cold December day
that smile, ha!
So this weekend...Christmas! What?! I can't believe it's almost here. I hope you all enjoy your holiday with the ones you love. Relax, reflect, fill your bellies with good food and lots of laughter and soak up that family time. That's my plan at least ;)
Happy Holidays, friends!