Lily told Oliver she wanted to have a tea party, so that is what we did. We had some of her favorite foods - pistachios, strawberries, cupcakes, and sandwiches.
This is our 4th year for Oliver to join us and it has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions. You can read more about him here and here. If you would like to make an elf of your own, you can find the pattern here.
When I was a little girl I could hardly wait until Thanksgiving was over so we could decorate our house for Christmas. My sisters and I would get out all the Christmas decorations and make a big mess and Mom would transform our house into a Christmas wonderland! This Nativity was always my favorite thing to unwrap. Mom bought a new one several years ago and gave this old one to me. It is one of my favorite things. I still love setting it out and thinking about how much Jesus did for you and me.
Are you ready? I always wish I had more time! There are too many things I want to do and projects I want to make! I’m still hoping to find time to sew a few Christmas gifts for Lily.
I am most excited to see my hubby again. He should be back a few days before Christmas.
Lily told her elf, Oliver, she wanted to decorate a gingerbread house this year. She was really happy when she woke up one morning and found one. She went a little crazy with the sprinkles. They were everywhere by the time she was finished!
To my heart’s delight Kayla decided she wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I enjoy listening to her practice.
My little kindergartner loves art as much as I do, so we have art class almost everyday! Here she is painting her self portrait. I had her lay down on a piece of paper and traced around her.
Kayla finished her stitching of our family and gave it to me for my birthday. It is hanging by the front door and is one of my favorite things in our home.
Lily is memorizing one of my favorite chapters of the Bible - Psalms 139.
My hubby is leaving soon on a business trip. The girls and I usually go with him, but we decided to stay at home this time since we have several Christmas activities planned. I am going to miss him. I hate being apart.
I guess kindergarten wears her out!