Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Santa Advent Calendar

We have been counting down the days until Christmas with a little more flair this year!  With each day on the Santa calendar, there is a small activity for us to all do together as a family.  Avery has grown to get pretty excited about it each night; it's pretty cute.  Here is what we have been doing the last 10 days of our countdown!

Day 1:  Go to the Boy Scout's Christmas tree lot and get our Christmas tree!

Finding out what Day 1 holds...

Day 2: Decorate the Christmas Tree

Day 3:  Aves had a fever :(

Day 4:  Read Twas the Night Before Christmas

Day 5:  Go pick out a new Christmas ornament

Avery wanted this fat glass penguin... too cute :)

Day 6:  Read the story of Jesus' birth (forgot to take a picture of Daddy reading it)

Day 7:  Curl up in bed and watch her daddy's favorite Christmas movie as a child, The Muppet's Christmas Carol.  

Day 8: Help Mommy set up the snow villages

Day 9: Go get some nice warm hot chocolate!

Day 10:  Leave a Christmas surprise for our mail lady!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thanksgiving x2

We celebrated Thanksgiving with Matthew's family here in the Magic City first before heading to Cincinnati to celebrate with my family.

We hosted dinner at our place and M was in charge of the turkey.  It was delicious!
The fruits of our labor

Cute cousins

Avery loved sweet baby Luke who was born on my birthday!
Barrett and Avery helping Aunt Jeannie cook :)

The whole crew!  
Thankful that we were able to spend Thanksgiving with both of our families.  Getting geared up for Christmas!