One of the most important things I wanted to make sure we did this year was to have a real tree so we went to a tree farm to cut down this years tree. Sierra fell in love with the Charlie Brown tree pictured below but luckily we were all able to agree on the one pictured next.
Then we headed home to trim...Aayla?
She thought it was quite funny to be wrapped up like the tree. It was nice having Meadow and Andrew with us this year to help. I love trimming the tree. Unwrapping each ornament every year is like Christmas in itself. Our tree is filled with memories from my childhood, from Meadow growing up, and the girls are making their own additions. We also try to buy a new ornament when ever we go on a trip to add to the collection.
|Making a pom pom garland|
We had an evening of Snowman mania...the girls made snowmen pizza for supper and I made them snowman drinks with milk in vintage vases with timbit (doughnut holes for my US friends) heads.
Making our annual gingerbread house...(one of these years we will bake it from scratch!!!).
We made jingle bell bracelets and danced around the Christmas tree.
We also made some new ornaments: Angry birds, peg snowmen and cinnamon ornaments.
The girls coloured some porcelain dishes as their teachers gifts.
It took the girls awhile to find him nestled up here with a vintage elf decoration and some of our Santas.
The favourite was when he wrapped the tree in toilet paper!
|Uncle Mark and Aayla having a snuggle while the sausage rolls cook|
|Lucas and Charlie enjoying some time on the Wii|
|Mmmm Aayla enjoys hot chocolate and sausage rolls with cousin Cameron|