It's Christmas week! If Liam were just a little bit older I imagine I'd have a child begging me every day this week to open the pile of presents under the tree but instead I have a two year old who doesn't quite understand what Christmas morning means just yet and also doesn't touch a single present under the tree (crazy I know!). In other words, I am savoring this Christmas week because it will probably be my last year like it. ;)
I am also thankful that things are finally slowing down this week. We really don't have any plans until we leave for my home town on Friday so that means lots of Christmas movies and time spent relaxing by the Christmas tree ... something I've been waiting for all season! Up until now things have been so go, go, go and this weekend was no exception. The good news is, it was jam packed with fun memories!
It snowed literally all day on Friday. It was snowing from the moment we woke up clear through the time we went to bed so I didn't dare leave my house and brave the streets. We watched The Grinch instead and played the game Life (naturally Liam likes to touch and move around every single piece while Nic and I played the game haha) as we watched the snow fall outside the window.
Saturday morning we went to Liam's
girlfriend best friend's birthday party! :) The theme was pajamas and pancakes so we all wore our Christmas jammies and sang to Hadley over a big stack of panCAKEs with sprinkles on top! All of the kids' favorite part was the present opening. They happily played with all of her new toys for at least an hour and there was only a few hundred times when sharing was a problem. ;) haha
Saturday evening we had Hadley's family over for dinner and decorated a cute gingerbread house that they brought with them. I've never bought a gingerbread house kit before but I'll never go back! Remember the one and only time Nic and I tried making a gingerbread house together and we made it out of graham crackers and store bought frosting?! Let me jog your memory ... it was kind of a disaster! With the kit, all of the walls stayed together and the kids had the best time! It went something like this ... put on a piece of candy, eat a piece of candy, put on one more piece of candy, eat TWO pieces of candy. As you can imagine, there was a lot of sugar consumed. haha The tag/hide and go seek game with epic screaming that followed was evidence of that! We had such a good time with the Southworth family!
Don't analyze our frosting talents too closely (from our sugar cookie baking day a couple weekends ago) ...
It turned out pretty darn cute, that scalloped roof and rainbow patio! :)
Sunday felt a bit like Christmas Sunday for us since we will be out of town and will miss church next weekend. We dressed up in our best red and green, listened to musical performances of some of my favorite Christmas songs, and in Relief Society, we watched a short video about all of the ways that the Savior was the light of the world (healing the blind, curing the sick, ministering and loving everyone he met, to name a few). I was almost in tears by the end. He's the reason this is the most wonderful season!
We spent Sunday evening with Grandpapa (Nic's dad) and Grandma Dee! They made us a spaghetti dinner and like always, we were all entertained by Liam for the evening. We are grateful they have us over most Sundays so we can spend time together.
Definitely a fun weekend! And so many fun moments to look forward to this week too. I hope you have a great one! XO
P.S. Happy Birthday to my dad today!! Looking forward to celebrating you in a few days, dad!