Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fairy Garden

Look what my girls made today...









So creative!!  I'm sure the fairies are going to love it!!

Before and After

I just love love love our new kitchen and all the updates we've made to our first floor.

This is before...




and after...



before...



and after...(still waiting on our 6th dining chair after it arrived broken)




before...



and after...



TV Living Room during the renovation...



and after...





Fireplace Living Room before...







and after...




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after...



and a few more...













Braces

Our little cutie pie got some braces yesterday...three to be exact.  And she even has them before her big sister!

Before...cute...


and after...even cuter...



Now we are hoping that tooth comes down on its own and she won't need another surgery.  Fingers crossed!!

Pastry Chef

Nicholas went to work with his cousin, Breanna, again yesterday at her restaurant.  He spent the day as her assistant pastry chef.  He absolutely loved it as you can tell from these pictures.  She is just the best.  Love her.


Just look at their creations!  All of them were absolutely delicious!!


Nicholas is such a hard worker.  Everyone in the kitchen was so impressed with him...



Um...that looks a tad dangerous though...please put it down...






Such a fabulous experience for him.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas

We had another wonderful Christmas...




We spent the afternoon at Auntie Kimmy's and came home to make our traditional Christmas Eve cookies for Santa...













The kids exchanged their gifts to each other and to us.  The kids gave Danny this great chair.  It will get lots of use at Nicholas' lacrosse games...


Gianna put all her Christmas stuffed animals on the couch so they could watch Santa.  How cute is that???


The kids sprinkled their reindeer food on the lawn...







We ate pizza and watched the Polar Express all cuddled up together on the couch as we do every year.   Then they ran off to bed so morning would come quicker!

The kids were up by 7:00 and we did the traditional making them wait at the top of the stairs.  It helps build the anticipation and excitement!!



They got lots of yummy treats and fun surprises in their stockings...


Look at all those presents...


just waiting to be opened...


Santa came leaving soot behind...





Even KoKo got some toys...like Mr. Purple Mouse from Gianna...


Gianna was so excited to give him this toy!  He lost his first Mr. Purple Mouse so Gianna bought him a new one.  He went crazy!  Gianna just burst into tears she was so happy!!  She learned the true meaning of Christmas this year.  It's better to give than receive.  For sure.


Seeing all the gifts for the first time...





Gianna had this reaction to every single present she opened...


There were lots and lots of smiles...





Gianna has her very own Kindle Fire!!  (Now I can get mine back!)


I think this is what she wanted the most and it was her favorite present...the original Slinky dog from Toy Story...


Fang from Harry Potter...


Uggs!!  The real thing!  She's been wearing "Fugs" (fake Uggs) for years now...



Nicholas got all kinds of Xbox games...


a Harry Potter wand...


an American Girl craft...


Rio 2 birds and DVD...


Super soft hat and scarf from Abercrombie Kids...


Just love her reaction...



Julia got a few things from Vera Bradley too...


Doc McStuffins toys...Gianna's favorite show on TV right now...


Finally...a new gaming chair...


And Mom and Dad surprised the kiddies with an electric scooter!!!