Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas cookies for Santa Claus.

Today Jillian and I were graciously invited to help bake Christmas cookies with Jillians' God Mother Amanda and Amanda's family. This was seriously a fun filled ALL day event...these ladies really go all out when it comes to their Christmas cookies. Jillian and I were really enjoyed spending the day baking cookies for Santa Claus....I am sure Santa is going to love these cookies just as much as we did.Cookies and milk. What's the best part about baking cookies you may ask....eating them of course. YUMMY YUMMY in Jillybeans tummy!!! In other words deeee-licious!!!
Lots and Lots of yummy cookies for Santa Claus.
The pictures below were taken at Jillians school on Friday for their Christmas program...very cute!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Walt Disney World

My sister Estelle AKA: Aunt Estelle, treated Jillian and I to a wonderful day out at Walt Disney World. We saw almost every charter, we rode on almost every ride out there, and most of all we had the best time hanging out with my sister Estelle (a fun bonding experience for all three of us). I will not have to go into too much detail because as you all may suspect, I took lots and lots of picture, and pictures speak louder than words. We literally got out there as the park opened and stayed till the park closed, Jilian was such a little trouper, she did not nap, she did not get fussy and she did not want to leave.

Hold on fokes it's show time!!!
Thank you so much Aunt Estelle, we really enjoyed spending the day with you and had such an amazing time! We love you!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gingerbread Making.

We had our friends Mrs. Katy and Gavin over for some Gingerbread Making. YUMMY...YUMMY!!!

The Elf on the Shelf

This year our family has started a new tradition called The Elf on the Shelf . Elf on the Shelf is a little elf doll that reports directly to Santa Claus. Kids can tell the elf their Christmas wishes. Here's how it works. Mr. Elf comes to visit your home during the holidays. He watches over the home and reports back good deeds to Santa each night. The next morning he comes back and sits in a new location. Your kids get to search him out each day. On Christmas Eve he returns to the North Pole and stays their until next year.

I HIGHLY recommend this tradition to anyone that has children. Jillian wakes up each morning so excited to search the house until she has found Sarah (her Elf on the Shelf), she has really gotten a big kick out of this!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas parade, Ornament making party and our Christmas tree 2008!

Saturday Morning we heading over to the Winter Park Christmas parade. We meet up with Amanda (Jillian's God-Mother) and her son Austin (who could not possibly be any stinken cuter! ).
We really enjoyed spending time with Amanda and Austin, I was almost in tears taken this picture. Amanda is such a good person with such a big heart, Glen and I were so honored when Amanda agreed to be Jillian's God-Mother.
The parade really put us in the Christmas sprite so after lunch we headed out to pick up our Christmas tree. I let Jillian do all the work, she picked the most perfect tree...good job baby-girl. She got the biggest kick that the man put the tree on top of the car....she asked me to take this picture. Do you think she is getting use to having the camera around? Naaa we got a couple more years for that right ladies? I think I have become the crazy Mother that always has her camera out. This one's for you honey! LOVE YOU and try to stay warm.
THEN...(what a big day!) we went over to Mrs. Jen's house for our Moxie Moms ornament making party!
Me and Wyatt Houston (the funniest kid with the most infectious laugh one will ever encounter). Presenting Preston, Sarah, Wyatt, Gavin, and Jillian Grace....friends since at least 3 Months old.
Mrs. Shannon and Jillian.
Mrs. Jen and Jillian being silly.
Mrs. Katy helping Jillian with her craft work.
Today, we got to decorate the tree. What an incredibly cool feeling it was to see how much Jillian is truly getting and understanding the holidays this year....SO MUCH FUN!
Jillian is so very proud of her tree.
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