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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December Daily - December 14th and 15th Words & Photos

I must admit, the Christmas season started off with a bang in our home.  Tree decorating, baking, cookie and gingerbread house decorating.  However the past few days I have found myself feeling a little bit Grinchy!  The weather has been quite mild and although we have had a few snowfalls, none of it seems to stick.  The missing snow is putting as serious damper on my Christmas spirit!

Plans to resolve this include holiday movies and music ALL DAY tomorrow, baking gingerbread men (my favourite), and decorating the cookies tonight with Aiden.  I SHALL feel Christmassy again!

Today's Christmas Movie - Ice Age A Mammoth Christmas Special

December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

December Daily - December 13th Words & Photos

Today we welcomed our sweet nephew into the world.  He is such a cute little peanut!

Tonight was Kris' work Christmas party!  Fancy clothes, yummy dinner, drinks and dancing.  Such a great night!


December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December Daily - December 12th Words & Photos

Aiden brought home a homemade ornament today.  He was thrilled to find a special place for it on the tree (right on top of 10 other things I swear). It is so sparkly and pretty!


He also brought home a new piece of artwork. It joined our Christmas cards and other holiday artwork on the art wall. 


Today's Christmas Movie - Mickey's Christmas Carol (again), Pluto's Christmas Tree (again)


December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

Friday, December 12, 2014

December Daily - December 11th Words & Photos

Today we had a pretty big snowfall!  After dinner we bundled up the kiddos and headed outside to shovel the driveway and play in the snow. Both kids had a great time. Aiden helped daddy shovel and Phea crawled around trying to figure out what all the cold white stuff was. Such good winter fun!







Thursday, December 11, 2014

December Daily - December 10th Words & Photos

Today was filled with baking and Christmas Cards!  My mom began her second yearly baking tradition - tie plates. So delish. I forgot to take a picture but I can assure you they are amazing. And she made oodles. YUM!!

While she was making her tie plates I was drooling (kidding) and working on our Christmas cards!  Just have to pick up stamps and send them off. 


And also, sneaky Phea is doing THIS.
All. Day. Long.
haha


Today's Christmas Movie - A Charlie Brown Christmas


December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Daily - December 9th Words & Photos

Today we received our first Christmas card!  Aiden and I walked to pick up the mail and found it in the mailbox.  He was so excited to bring it home and find out who it was from!  We are hanging all of our Christmas cards on our art wall for the holidays - I think it will look so festive mixed with some of Aiden's holiday artwork!  With just one card and one picture hanging up there right now, it looks pretty bare, but once we start to fill it up I will share a picture!


Today's Christmas Movie - Frosty the Snowman (again)


December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

December Daily - The Pages: December 1st to 5th

I had some time to sit and scrap the other day and got my first five days of December Daily scrapped!  This project is just so fun!  Here are my pages so far!

December 1st



December 2nd & 3rd

December 2nd

December 3rd

December 4th & 5th

December 4th




December 5th


This last one was scrap lifted from Cathy Zielski.  She posted something on Facebook a few days ago and I took a screen shot of it.  For the life of me I can NOT find a link to it again to share and link you back to her.  SORRY!!


December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December Daily - December 8th Words & Photos

Another low key day until the evening. I left the house in the early afternoon to finish up some Christmas shopping, pick up some items for Kris' work Christmas party this coming weekend, and then meet up with Sara to exchange Christmas gifts and celebrate her birthday with dinner. We met up at Milestones, drank too many Bellini's (so good), and overall just had a great time. We were supposed to go to our school's Advent Liturgy afterwards but once we got to talking time just flew by and we missed the whole thing. Ooops.  It was a great night with a great friend. 



December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December Daily - December 7th Words & Photos

Today was a very low key day. We spent the day around the house, doing a little of everything. I worked on some crochet gifts during the morning, and added chocolate peppermint bark to the Christmas baking checklist (while kiddos were napping) and we watched some Christmas movies in the evening. 


These two snuggling during Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas is too much for me. 


I put together a Christmas Activities checklist to add to my December Dailly - formatted to 6x8 so I can just punch some holes or add it right into a pocket. It is based on a different checklist I used a few years ago that I found online (sorry, can't find a link to the original), but I changed a few things as the original was meant for families who lived where there is no snow for Christmas. I also added a list of our favourite holiday movies to watch as well. You can download below and use this in your own December Daily if you wish!  



Today's Christmas Movie - Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas (kids), The Holiday (adults)


December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Daily - December 6th Words & Photos

Today was all about letters to Santa and Gingerbread houses.  Our Santa letter idea comes from a friend who uses this format with her kindergarten class each year. I put together a letter using her format and sized it to fit in my December Daily album (6x8).  I have included the file for download below if you wish to use it!  Aiden and I spent some time looking through the weekly flyers and cutting out pictures of items he might like to ask Santa for.  We also cut out some pictures for his wee sister as she is too little to do this just yet.  Then we filled out his information and glued the pictures of items he most wanted (insert some heavy suggestive techniques from momma here) onto the letter. Aiden had a lot of fun with this activity!  




After dinner I gather supplies for Aiden to decorate his Gingerbread House (which I put together while he was napping so he didn't have to sit around and wait for that).  He had a blast picking candies (half of which didn't make it onto the house and are either in his belly or on my floor instead), and deciding where they should go.  Overall, a successful activity!  




We finished our night with what has become a cozy bedtime routine, snuggled on the floor mattress watching Christmas movies before bed.


Today's Christmas Movie - Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas (first two movies)


December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.
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