Sunday, December 28, 2014

December Days

We fit in some festive outings this month despite all that was going on. The girls and I headed out to Shelter Island with some friends to view the Parade of Light. A tradition for the last three years, so we had to make it and it did not disappoint. 

Playtime before the parade!

 Here comes the Parade. 

{ Lola, Ellie, Bailey, and Kathleen, Amy, Trent, and Kevin not pictures}

Well.. When life gives you lemons we make lemonade Popcorn! Daddy is a little banged up and has to spend some time in bed, so we missed a few planned Christmas outings, but to be honest the girls couldn't have been happier to call an audible this night  and watch Christmas movies in bed with their "stuffies", daddy, and popcorn of course! Bring on ELF the movie. 

Beach trip in December... yes please! 
As you can tell the girls were pretty excited about playing at the beach. 

My little Lola... still the epitome of Christmas Spirit... She is working hard on Christmas cards and snooping under the tree! 

We did manage to fit in some time for Gingerbread house crafting. The girls helped Uncle Drew enter a Gingerbread House contest at his working by putting together this master piece. 

 The cousins got together for a night of dinner, cupcake making, and Christmas Light looking. 

Christmas books by the fire.... yep! 

My girlfriends and I got together for our annual Christmas dinner and gift exchange. We decided not to draw names this year, but exchange "our favorite things" white elephant style. 
{Stacie, Amy, Amy, Maureen, Kathleen, Leslie}

Cheers to kicking off the Holidays! 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December School Days

December flew by, so my monthly recap of the month's school days it simply just the last day party and the girl's art work! 
Mrs. Sykes planned craft centers for the morning. The kids made ornaments, decorated cookies, made stocking, made reindeer food,  and wrote letters.

 Mrs. Sykes and I wore the same shirt... again! 

School wide Christmas sing along. Did I mention I love our school! This is so fun. The whole school comes together and just sings a bunch of Christmas Carols. I will spare the video, but I am sure you can imagine the children's singing. 

 I got to read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" to the class, 
while their teacher Mrs. Sykes popped popcorn. 

After the Grinch was read, the class got to watch Grinch the movie while eating homemade popcorn. 

School Out...
Time to start this break!!!! 
Stocking... handmade

 Ellie's Christmas School Crafts

Lola's Christmas School Crafts

The girls made each of us a card for Christmas... too sweet. 

We are out and looking forward to the much needed break and enjoying Christmas with family and friends. 
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