Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas is coming....

Olivia was appalled at how "behind" we were on decorating when we came back from our Thanksgiving trip. With Nicholas sick, me being pregnant and having contractions frequently, I was happy to let Olivia take charge of the decorating! Here is where we ended up!

The fifth stocking is Ringo's old one. Still no name for Baby #3!


And some Christmas activities:

Putting together our Gingerbread house (Thursday when I kept the kids home from school because Leo had a cough that sounded like croup and Olivia seemed a bit under the weather, too).


Notice Leo behind the curtains. He was much more interested in taking a piece of candy and running away than in decorating!

Dancing around the Christmas tree! Cheese!

Baking gingerbread cookies...and later icing them before bedtime.

The actual decorating of the tree. I was having A LOT of contractions that day, so really Olivia did most of it!

One sick morning reading the Christmas book from Mutti, GG, and Uncle Chuck from last year. Seriously, why won't my kids take naps! They were exhausted!

And just being cute showing off the scarf from Aunt Josie!


  1. The whole house looks very festive! Hope baby #3 stays put for a few more weeks!

  2. I love so much about this post. I think it is darling that Olivia has thought about it enough to be shocked about the lack of decorations, that she wanted to do so much of it, and that she did!
    I love the picture of the kids looking into the oven. It brings back good memories of waiting for cookies.