Thursday, December 29, 2011

Joys in December

I just wanted to share some snapshots from the month of December....

:: babysitting cousins ::

:: an endless stream of projects ::

:: christmas decorating ::

:: gettin' it just right...::

:: hot chocolate ::

:: Andrew's christmas gift to Dad....two weeks early! [smile] ::

:: "The Little Strummer Girl" ::

:: feeling festive ::

:: learning how to stack blocks on his own for this boy! ::

:: cuteness::

Frances (the newlywed aunt) invited all the sisters and their children that live locally over for lunch one day. We loved our time spent over there and appreciated her hospitality!
:: football ::

:: cousins ::

:: playtime ::

:: celebrating Mom's birthday ::

:: decorations ::

:: What'd you get?... ::

:: at the park ::

:: my baking helper ::

:: bakers::

This was well into the process...we made eight dozen or so sugar cookies and at least that many cookie dough balls.

:: finished products ::

:: reading time ::

:: garden fresh lettuce ::

:: making Christmas gifts ::
Then, on Christmas Eve most of the family went the fire station to give them cookies. The children were so excited about this!

:: so stinkin' adorable ::

:: what a big firefighter! ::

:: firefighters ::
After the trip to the fire station, they've now been pretending they are...{you guessed it!}: firefighters!

:: Christmas Eve dessert ::
Pumpkin pie is a tradition in our family for as long as I can remember!

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
(Luke 2:14)


grammie said...

Very busy month!! You have so many great pictures, it would be hard to comment on each one.

Susan said...

Loved all these pictures!