Tis the Season for busy little elf work. We jam packed our weekend to get the most out of it. But at the same time tried to relax while doing it instead of stressing out. Looking back at the weekend overall, we accomplished just that.
Saturday we were able to enjoy a nice breakfast together and get outside (before the fog and rain came). We built the outdoor rink together. It was mostly just dad with mom's help. Every so often I would ditch Bear and help the boys with their giant snowball fort. It was the perfect snow for snowmen and forts. We made a Frosty and decorated him all up and by the end of the day he was smashed to pieces. Emmitt did manage to get himself all dressed up like frosty though!
The boys and I also tackled an Advent calendar this year. It was a kit I had ordered and seemed daunting every time I looked at it. But with some help from my little guys we did it! I quickly filled the number one slot with a note to say "make advent calendar with mom" and with everything else we did this weekend, I think they were okay with it. Anytime I drag out my scrapping supplies, they quickly get the stuff they like and start making projects with me. It keeps them entertained at least. We also released "Chippie" from his box. He made his appearance on Sunday morning with a little treat for the boys from Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. They had to show Bella Chippie and Chippie Bella. After the introductions, they talked to Chippie all about the things we had done together. That little elf brings lots of fun to the season.
This is our best attempt at a family shot in front of the tree. Last year I vaguely remember dragging my tripod with, this year I am luck I remembered my camera! Bear has the longest arms which means he is the lucky fellow that gets to arm shot our family. Shot captured!
Today is Day 3: decorate our tree with our ornaments. And Chippie is in the tree watching you...