This is the one and only weekend since before Thanksgiving that we will be home before Christmas, so we are trying to squeeze everything Christmasy into two days. (For some reason now when I load my photos, they upload opposite from how I wanted them to, but I'm sure you can figure them out.) We started this morning with a visit to Santa. The girls were not exactly thrilled. They were pretty shy, and didn't tell him a thing they wanted. They are going with the theory that Santa already knows and will take care of it. I guess that's not so bad considering Santa is done shopping. At least there were no surprise gifts that he wasn't able to get. We then went to The Children's Nutcracker. One of my students was performing, and I thought the girls would enjoy it. They did, and now want to be in the Nutcracker. They don't understand that they can't even try until next Christmas. And we closed our busy day with my absolute favorite Christmas activity, cookie baking. We get dress up in our Christmas aprons, blast the Christmas music and roll out the sugar cookies. This has turned into a tradition, and every year is so much fun. The girls dance a little, Skylar gets very serious about her cookies, and Londyn just tries to sneak a piece of dough every chance she gets. Every year, these are some of my favorite pictures. I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season!
The Cookie Baking
Me and Skylar excitedly waiting for the show to start.
This is the best I could get at the Nutcracker since you can't take photos during the performance.
Around the House
These girls LOVE their daddy, and as we were watching some old home videos, I was once again reminded of what a great dad he is.