Well, Lexi and I had planned to share a couple of more posts for you before Christmas but she’s been feeling a little under the weather the past couple of days. So a few of the things we wanted to make and share with you have been put on hold 🙁
I didn’t want to leave you hanging though, because we still wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and share with you a few pics I’ve taken of things around here the past few weeks!
Started off our decorating by making this wreath for our front door:
These decorations started out on a green tree, until we decided they would look better on a white one:
and it moved from the living room to the dining room, too!
But this one was in the dining room first, before it made it’s way to the living room 🙂
We decorated a sweet little Gingerbread house:
and a cute little ginger ‘hood’ too:
We went to a party, where Lexi told Santa that she’s been good all year. Then told me “No more pics with Santa after this one, Mother Dear!”
Lexi’s Birthday is December 13th, so we celebrated with a party on the 15th:
notice the tree in it’s new place? it matched her theme better, yes, I’m a tiny bit OCD 😉
She chose this theme with the cutest little penguins ever!!
I made these little cuties to go home in goodie bags for the guests:
We made a few (or 15) of these little snow people for Lexi to give to her Teachers and the staff at her after school program:
Lexi entertained us at a Christmas concert where she played first chair cello, so proud of her, wish Brandon was here!
This is her with her instructor, who says “She is a natural with tons of potential, I hope to hear she’s still playing in 10 years!” 🙂
Lexi came home from school on Friday ready to start her Christmas break, she slung chocolate all over the kitchen, it’s a wonder any managed to make it onto the pretzels 😉 She had fun though, and to me that’s all that matters!
Our sweet little Shih tzu Bailey has even managed to get in the spirit 🙂
This afternoon Lexi wasn’t feeling too great, so I made her some of these:
And they must have done the trick because a few hours later she was helping decorate these:
These little Santa’s are a Christmas tradition, I’ve made them every year since Caylin was little 🙂
This one will be on a plate waiting for the big guy tomorrow night!
This year we kept many traditions and even added a few new ones.
At this point, the only thing that’s missing is Brandon, the rest of the presents under the tree, and Christmas cards….
speaking of, I told Brandon to design me a little something that we could send to our friends.
this is what he came up with on short notice…
and yes, that’s Miss Bailey, she was having a bad hair day 😉
Merry Christmas, and we’ll see you in 2013!!
xoxo~ Brandi, Brandon, Caylin, and Lexi