November 30, 2009

Excited about the elf!

Day 2- Each night before going to bed we leave Holly crackers and water for a snack. Well, Holly must have wanted something more, because she went looking for chocolate and she found the Hershey Kisses. When we found her, it looked like she had eaten about 20 Kisses and was upside down with what looked like a full belly. There were wrappers and half eaten Kisses everywhere. The funniest part was the Maalox bottle beside her, it must have been a bad belly ache.

Day 3- Holly had fun last night making gingerbread. She got out the flour and cookie cutters to make the pieces for the house. She left a bit of a mess and it looked like she had fun making snow angels in the flour. As you can see, Gracen had fun with the flour too!

Day 4- Holly had fun last night. We found her upside down in the tree this morning. She had lined up all the pillows from the sofa and it looked like she was using them as a trampoline. I think she bounced too hard and landed in the tree. Gracen thought it was funny and loved the Christmas Carol Barbie and movie that she left for her!

Day 5- Holly was busy last night. She made the cutest little singing houses. Each one of them play 2 different songs and Gracen loved them.

Holly's Arrival on Thanksgving Day!

We spent Thanksgiving in Georgia this year and Holly, our elf, decided to show up a couple of days early. Five days early to be exact! I guess since Bibi had her house all decorated for Christmas, Holly thought it would be OK. Gracen was so excited to see her and is ready to see all the fun things that Holly will do in December. Holly is so sweet, but she can sometimes be just a little bit mischievous. Wonder what she will get into this year? I guess we will just have to wait and see...

How did we find Holly this year? Well, just before lunch on Thursday Gracen came upstairs to get a snack and found a candy cane trail coming up the stairs. Remember, Holly works at the candy cane factory at the North Pole and is the official taster of all candy canes. After following the trail all over the living room and into the dining room, Gracen found Holly sitting up in the centerpiece on the table. Holly had redecorated the Christmas center piece and put all of Gracen's Thanksgiving crafts on it. It was Thanksgiving Day! How sneaky she is.... As you can see by her face, Gracen was completely surprised!

November 24, 2009

November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Well, another October has come and gone. It is always such a busy month for us and we love every minute of it. I never thought that someone could love Halloween as much as me, but I was wrong. Gracen loves it just as much as I do and was heartbroken yesterday when all the decorations had to be packed up. She says our house is now very, very BORING! The rain held off just long enough for us to Trick or Treat and get back to the party waiting on us.

All dressed and ready to go!

The kids running to get started on the candy collecting and my husband waiting for his first victim to scare.

More candy...more candy!

We had such a great time! Can't wait until next year!

November 1, 2009

Carving of the old pumpkin...

We did a little pumpkin carving the other night and got all of our pumpkins ready for Halloween night. I think this is my favorite thing to do getting ready for Halloween. Well, maybe not as much as the candy tradition. Hope you have a sweet Halloween!