Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Hunger Games

Have you read The Hunger Games Trilogy ? Can I just say AMAZING! From the very first page of book 1, I was captivated. And I might have possibly let my baby swing a little too long in the swing and the other kiddo make a giant mess with play dough just so I could finish the next chapter!
Going into this book I had no expectations, no idea what the book was even about. It was chosen as a read for my book club, and until that point, I had not even heard of this trilogy. I am so glad it was chosen however. It is a great read.

Can not wait until the movie comes out next March!!! I just hope it is as good as the book.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Wrapping

Evil Princess Pork Chop vs. Christmas


Is my Hat on straight?

This is what we do while Big Sis DIVA is at school!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Overkill

I am the Griswald of Christmas. Not with the lights and such because I do not particularly love being outside on a ladder hanging stuff, but with the Christmas spirit. My family and my house are beginning to drown in tinsel. Oh well, get over it. NEW TRADITION!

I blame Pinterest!

On top of The Elf on the Shelf, the daily activity advent calendar sponsored by Elf, watching Christmas themed movies and shows at least once a day, wearing Christmas theme clothes every day, and taking red and green baths, I have decided to add in yet one more "tradition".

I wrapped up 12 new books. The first book is the Polar Express, since you know, We became Train people this year. And starting on December 12 we will do our own version of 12 days of Christmas by opening 1 book every night until Christmas EVE (and rest assured all while participating in the 50 other "traditions" I have assigned to our family this year). On Christmas Eve I have chosen a simple board book that ends with the simple phrase, "Now it is Christmas time". I am really excited about this adventure.

Our wrapping paper this year is simple. Brown bag paper decorated with a pretty cutout letter of the first name of the recipient. Following in this theme, I cut out the numbers 1 -12 and wrapped each book to coordinate. Now they are laid under the tree just waiting for little hands to tear them open and stimulate some minds.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We saw Santa

We saw Santa and it went down like one might expect a 6 month old and a 3 year old to entertain. Princess Pork Chop was oblivious and could have cared less. Big Sis DIVA was all about Santa until Santa was actually there. She clung to me with a death grip, so I joined in for the 2011 Santa pic. Have a look.

Check out those "HAPPY" babies! :)

It makes me laugh how kids despise Santa in the flesh but adore him throughout the whole season. Our Elf, Desmond, brought us special paper from the North Pole one morning to write Santa our letters on. Big Sis DIVA was very happy to participate in this activity and "helped" Princess Pork Chop write out her list.

Every where we go Big Sis DIVA looks for and talks about Santa and her Elf Desmond. She loves it all, but put an old bearded man in front of her and watch her run!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Have a "Colorful" Holiday

Thanks to our fabulous Elf advent Calendar , Big Sis DIVA and I riddled our way into making gifts for her classmates today, to give them at the holiday party. We found some super snazzy silicone pans in shapes of snowflakes and Christmas tree's in our Elf supply bucket after nap. Big Sis DIVA helped me prepare crayons we snagged at the dollar store for cooking under the Elf's instruction.

I think they came out splendid. I just hope Big Sis DIVA's fellow 3 year old classmates will be dazzled!

Now you might be thinking, "why didn't you use Christmas colors?". Well, what preschooler only wants to color with red and green?

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