Thursday, December 6, 2012

christmas countdown

Here is the latest fun thing we are doing at our house. I made a countdown chain and on each day there is a little Christmas-related activity to do together. I strategically hung them so that we would tear off certain links on certain days. Yesterday I knew the youth in our neighborhood were doing a food drive so I purposely made that one land on that day. So after school the kids and I went to the store and selected some canned goods and set them out for the youth to pick up. It was easy and the kids thought it was fun. 

Here is one of the pages of strips I made. There are lots of fun little activities like *Drink hot chocolate *Do a Secret Santa drop *Dip pretzels *Have a Family Christmas movie night Etc, Etc....

Here is the chain hanging in all its glory! It's a fun activity...let me know if you want the PDF and I will e-mail it to you!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Adam's baptism

Saturday was Adam's baptism. It was a really really nice day. I was so proud of Adam; he was reverent and respectful (I have feared for a long time that he would be a total goofball at his baptism). He is such a good boy and we are so grateful to be his parents. 

Here are some photos (I didn't take much...I forget things like that when I'm busy. I feel kind of bad)

So Adam wasn't a goofball, but Lily sure was....
Two of my handsome nephews; Andrew and Jack
My sister Jennifer holding one of my sister Renee's twins, Henry. Isn't he soooooo cute!
The other twin, Millie. Oh man, I love those babies!

It was a great day for Adam. We loved seeing everyone that came and it was fun to be together!