It has actually been a rather hectic, crazy busy few weeks (as I am sure it has for everyone!).
We decorated the house and got our tree:
We saw the town tree:
Both kids had holiday parties and I got to volunteer at Little Miss's school for hers:
We went to see the Big Man (well, Little Miss saw Santa, Little Man, clung to Scott completely petrified. His grip was so tight that we would not have been able to remove him and place him on Santa's lap if we wanted to.)
We baked (and ATE) tons of treats. This year we made caramel chocolate cupcake cookie bites, jam butter cookies, fudge, sugar cookies and Black and Whites. This year I was a slacker and did not make the icing for the sugar cookies. I bought a can of Pillsbury green frosting. I only cut the cookies with ONE cutter--trees. I used cupcake liners to divvy up sprinkles so both kids got a bowl of frosting and a plate of sprinkles. I pre baked and cooled the cookies earlier that day. Soooo... cookie decorating was a HUGE hit ;)
And finally, on Christmas Eve, Santa paid us a visit:
We had a fun, Christmas morning and once it warmed up, the kids got to try out their absolute, without a doubt favorite present ever:
They bounced ALL weekend long. They bounced so much that they both complained about sore muscles on Monday!! And these are pretty active kids lol!!
And now we are definitely suffering from Christmas hangover. I noticed my little guy seemed a little off yesterday. I kept asking but he insisted that he was fine. How do Moms just KNOW? Last night he was up coughing. When I went in to give him water he had a fever. Today his eye started looking yucky so I ran him into the Dr. Turns out he has a pretty horrible EAR infection. She was shocked he hadn't complained about it. So after 5 and 1/2 years of having kids we are dealing with our first ear infection. I know most of you Moms are saying I should count my lucky stars this is our first. And I do, but the poor little guy is MISERABLE and it makes me sad to see him feeling so cruddy.
Speaking of the little dude, he was the subject of LAST week's ScrapTiffany challenge...BOYS. Of course I had to use Echo Park's Little Boy line *LOVE* it.
And last but NOT least... there is some big news from Elle's Studio this week:
I can NOT WAIT! Be sure to head over to the Elle's Studio blog--they are going to be doing LOTS of sneaks and GIVEAWAYS!!
Have a happy (and healthy) week!