One of the fun things about moving into a new house is finding the new places to decorate. I don't go overboard, but I do love a few & simple little Christmas decorations.
|Front of our house|
|We kept it simple, just a few wreaths on the windows|
|Christmas Cards... LOVE!!|
|Jake loves the Little People nativity scene. I highly recommend it.|
A.K.A... things that take me twice as long as I think they will & twice as much money had I not just purchased them from the store.
|The wall college that I made (with Robbie's help cutting the wood) for my mom|
|These stocking holders were a little harder to make then they looked in the picture, but worth it. Thanks again Robbie for being my saw man.|
|I'm starting to learn to applique. I love it, I just don't have much time for it. Plus I'm very slow at it because I have no idea what I'm doing.|
(Note to self - start working on Christmas projects in September! Not the week of Christmas.)
Christmas at the Bush's
Robbie's sister & her family were staying in Chattanooga Christmas weekend, so they decided to come down to Birmingham the weekend before Christmas so we could do the Bush Family Christmas.
|Jake loves his cousin Jackson. They played & played all day long.|
|Christmas Dinner Setting|
|Just a few gifts...|
|Jake liked to open gifts once they were started. But he would get hung up wanting to play with whatever he just opened.|
During the Week
Jake's school had their Christmas party on Tuesday, and then let out early. He'll be home with me for 2 weeks. Usually I like working the week before & after Christmas because the office is quiet and I can get a lot done. The last 2 weeks have been anything but quiet at work and having Jake home all day has made it, well.... interesting. He has popped in on a few conference calls, sent a few blank emails. We have ventured out a little though...
|We went to the neighborhood golf course clubhouse & saw Santa. I think Jake was nervous for the elf woman.|
|It rained that day, so I let him put on his rain boots & go outside & play|
|Mommy birthday gift idea for Jake - a raincoat that fits|
Cousin Photo Shoot
I have so much respect for photographers. That is one thing I could never do. Unfortunately, I don't have my act enough together to actually arrange for someone to come take pictures, so I get stuck doing it at the last minute. I was trying to get some good shots of the kids for my mom's Christmas present.
|Jake, Maddox & Marrell|
|Sweet cousins. (What was really happening - Maddox was choking Marrell & Jake. Marrell was crying & trying to get away.)|
|Playing ring around the rosy. (What was really happening - they just liked to fall on the ground. And they got completely dirty doing so.)|
|Looking for adventure. (What they were really doing - trying to get away from me from taking pictures.)|
|Laughing. (What they were really doing - about to throw leaves on me.)|
|Going for a walk. (What they were really doing - Maddox was bringing back Jake from trying to run away.)|
|Hugs. (What they were really doing - hiding under the covers, fighting and then popping out.)|
|Fighting. (What they were really doing - fighting. Jake & my dad love to play fight.)|
|Nana & her munchkins|
Friday night, Robbie & I, along with the Bush's took Jake to the zoo to see the safari lights. He was very interested until he saw the train ride by. After that, there was nothing he wanted to do except ride the train. We had a lot of fun though & he seemed to really enjoy it.
|Looking at the lights|
|Jake with Granddad & Mimi|
|Finally... on the train!|
|When you walked in or out, they had snow falling. Jake was very intrigued.|
Merry Christmas from the Bush's!