I know this is late, but better late than never, right? Here are some pictures of our weeks leading up to Christmas and some of the things we did to get ready. Below are the bedtime passes we made to go in Elisabeth and Charlie's stockings. They say, "you may stay up one night after your siblings have gone to bed and watch a movie with Mom and Dad" with a footnote that it can't be redeemed on a school night. I'm actually pretty excited for them to redeem their passes :).
Me and Jane getting neighbor gifts together
Scott wanted to make a couple of festive cookies to give away as well so we made these hershey peppermint thumbprint cookies and some junior mint thumbprint candy cane cookies. Not healthy. But we gave away most of them.
And of course, amidst all the sugar and white flour, at least one child was bound to get sick(more got sick in the weeks to follow which I'll talk about in a later post). Here is Jane sleeping on the couch with a throw-up bowl next to her just in case.