Gerrit and Elise

Gerrit and Elise

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Time is Here Again!

Sorry for the lack of posts. Trying to get ready for another person in our house and Christmas, all while keeping up with a 3 year old is exhausting! Especially a 3 year old who can't decide if she's going to be happy or frantic from one minute to the next. We have been trying to have fun with all the work we've been trying to get done. We had one failed visit to Santa and one semi-successful visit (see below). We decorated ginger bread houses with our best buds, and last weekend we got to ride the Santa Train with Maeve and Shauna (minus the actual visit with the big guy, per the girls' request. I wish that I had the thought process to write things down when Avery says them, as she says something priceless on an almost daily basis. One great Christmas quote this year, as we were listening to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas, is You" , Avery asks, "Is this song about me?" Of course it is! Then we heard it on the radio again and she says, " she's singing about she wants a person for Christmas! That's so silly!". I just love the things that come out of her mouth. Here are some photos of our recent happenings.

On the Santa Train, searching for Santa?

Exploring one of the old engines at our Santa Train stop.

The Santa Train is exhausting!

Getting ready to decorate the houses (or eat all the decorations, aka candy)

Ginger bread houses!

Hard at work.

The semi-successful Santa visit. At least Bennett had fun.

Fun with iPhoto. Trying to get the perfect head shot to put in her princess book.