Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Time

 Last weekend, we went to see some Christmas trees on display.
Lots of different themes. Anika always recognizes Elmo and I'm not sure where she learned about him.
This past Friday, I hosted a girls night at my house. The weather was horrible and the roads were bad, so only 3 out of the 5 came.
We still had fun.  It was funny because one girl (who is a few years younger than me) was talking about a party in HS where she got sick and was on the bathroom floor. I was like, Hmm, I was at that party. We made jokes about there being no camera phones back then...but then I went down to my basement and pulled the photo album from 2000, and voila, I had a photo of her on the bathroom floor. LOL.  Poor girl, but we had a good laugh. Even before camera phones, I ALWAYS had a camera!
This weekend, we made my mom's Santa Christmas cookies. Well, kind of. We replaced  a few ingredients and we never decorated them which is what really makes them!  I really had to relax and let this go...QUITE a mess was made! I kept reminding myself, I could clean it up later :)  
 Pouring and Mixing
The dough should have been chilled so the Santa cutter wouldn't really work.
Anika's old sitter sold us this piano for $20.
We were going to give it to her for Christmas, but she saw it when I brought her down to the basement to get the Christmas cookie cutters out of a bin.
She went ballistic, so I let her have it. 
The dress she has on was mine :)

We went to the Santa's Village near my parents town.
I actually was one of those elves when I was in 5th grade! ha
The entire train set is my Uncle's.
Night night baby Jesus.
She saw Santa from afar and said Santa, but she did NOT want to be close to him!
After, we went out to dinner to celebrate my mom's Birthday. By the way, we celebrated Andrew's last weekend.  I got him a bread maker.  We went to breakfast for his Birthday. I don't think I have any photos from his, but I do have this video.
 This photo below is staged  :) That would be Andrew's ROOT beer and not even that went in her cup. ha.


  1. I can't believe she didn't sit on Santas lap! Of all the kids I would think little Miss A would! Love the green dress.

  2. I love the pictures of her making cookies! So sweeet!

  3. I couldn't let go and let Lexi make cookies! Lol that piano is so cute! Lexi loves 'playing' the real one :)