Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December Fun......

*disclaimer.....don't mind the line spacing. I don't have the patience to figure it out right now!

What is more fun than December activities?!  Now that my kids are getting older, it seems like there are a lot of things going on.  I love it!

Yesterday, my boys had their school song festival. Here is Carson (middle, top row.)

And Here is Connor (end, middle row.)

Lucky for us, we got there plenty early, so we got the front row!  And it was nice that our kids were on the same side we were sitting on.  They did so good and it is always a fun way to bring in some Christmas spirit!

Our next family fun activity was going to Winder Dairy for scones and hot chocolate.
That is always a fun time too! 

(sorry Mom!  I know you will hate me for this picture!)

This is one of my favorite things to do in December.  Except, next year I don't think I will pick a Saturday at 6:00 pm.  A little too busy!  But still fun!

Another highlight of the month was Kate's dance concert.  It is also a fun way to bring in the spirit of Christmas. 

She did "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."  She did such a great job!

What is Christmastime without decorating sugar cookies?  This particular time I cheated and we just used the prepared cookie dough.  It worked perfect for a last minute cookie decorating activity!

And of course, Kelly has to do something silly and crazy.  This time it was squeezing frosting into the kids' mouths!

To start the month out, I gave a shower for my sister in law.  She and my oldest brother are about to have their first baby (any day now, hopefully!)

 It had been a long time since I had either been to or thrown a baby shower. 

I had a fun time gathering ideas (mostly from Pinterest!)  We had lots of yummy food and treats.  And the company was great too!

This was the table centerpiece and a gift for baby Phoebe's room!

So that has been the month thus far!  As Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's approach, we will be having many more family gatherings and traditions.  Can't wait!