All Things Christmas!

I love Christmas, I have always loved Christmas, but to see it through the eyes of a child is beautiful!  Ethan really "got it" this year...celebrating the birth of Jesus, the Elf on the Shelf, Santa...he was so excited about everything and wanted to share it and talk about was so much FUN!  So here is our Christmas (whole month of December) in pictures....
The Christmas Story at church.

Singing at school - Happy Birthday Jesus and We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

 Riding the Creekmore Christmas Train.

Christmas pajamas....
"You really want me to wear this bow?"

"I just don't think I can do it."

"I'm not kidding!" 

Christmas Morning....
Triceratops (This request was given to Santa last Christmas after he received the T-Rex and the Brachiosaur.) 

Or your own personal space to clean out your purse?


 Christmas Evening....
 Ethan, the Christmas elf, delivered presents to everyone - with Grammy and Papa.
 Every time you take her picture she says cheese...I promise she is not always squinting!
The Te family (and Clara the photo bomber). 

Pop and Gigi - the Saturday after Christmas. 

 One more "cheese".
 Hey Grammy we are all wearing red, lets take a picture.
Showing off the Ninja Turtles in Training.

 Santa!  This picture was taken Christmas Eve morning at the bank. Last Christmas we had pictures taken with Santa 15 times...this Christmas I couldn't get it worked out.  At a fundraiser, Clara wouldn't go near him....Breakfast with Santa at the bank didn't happen...the Christmas parade was postponed and then canceled due to snow and ice.  I wasn't sure we were going to get one this year...nothing like squeezing it in at the last minute. 


Snow Day Projects

Snow Days make me think I have time to tackle all kinds of projects that I normally wouldn't be able to accomplish.  I mean I am stuck at home...I need to do something productive...right?  Here is what we accomplished...

Decorating the Christmas Tree..
Ethan was such a big helper.  I think he really just wanted to climb the ladder.
 Clara either threw the ornament at the tree (hoping it would stay) or she would take off something Ethan had already put on the tree.
We finished! 

Bet you can't guess who put this little collection together. 

Felt Christmas Tree for the kids.

The front door.  Okay, so I did this by myself during nap time.

Painted our very own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ornaments.  We made two sets.  One for us and one for the wonderful Chris Mort who introduced us (Ethan) to all that is Ninja Turtles!

Yes, my children are in their pajamas in every picture.  We stayed in our jammies all day for three days straight.  We did take baths and put on clean jammies everyday...I promise!