The girls and I made cranberry cookies Wednesday night. I snapped this picture as Arlene was saying, "Talk to the mitt!"
Waiting by the oven for the cookies to come out.
Very proud of his turkey. Yes, my husband cooked the bird.
Lydia and Uncle Jason playing Guitar Hero.
I was attempting to get a good picture of the girls because they were dressed up so nicely. They were having fun posing:
Decorating the tree!
Arlene decided to "decorate" Lydia.
I made the girls their "countdown" calendar last year - I still love it! I used their Halloween candy to fill in the pockets.
The finished tree!
The girls made Fruit Loop garland for the pink tree that we put downstairs.
I told the girls that they could eat the Fruit Loops that wouldn't fit on their needle. They found a lot that "wouldn't fit." Lydia looks like a squirrel!
The finished tree! Fruit Loop garland, plus Gingerbread Men garland and ribbon, and the star ornaments that I made.
The mantle in the basement. I went with a "blue theme" this year, with the exception of the stockings.
The girls' stockings I made.
I stitched up this little holiday sampler to put on the mantle. Lydia drew the tall snowman and the snowflake. How cute!