Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Countdown Link-Up Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the Christmas Countdown Link-up. I am back with my co-hosts Danielle from Sundaes and Spaghetti and Kelly from Happily Ever Mock.

I can't believe a week has passed and we're already on week 2. My least favorite part about the Christmas season is definitely that everything just goes so fast. I REALLY just want to slow it all down and really enjoy it as much as possible.

The rules of the link up are easy. Just grab the button and link up with anything Christmas related. Recipes, crafts, family activities, any and all things Christmas!

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Week Two

Let's start with Thanksgiving.

My Sister in-law snapped this right before we left Russ' parents house on Thanksgiving. We later joked about why we decided to snap photos right in front of the fridge? Who knows, but a picture is a picture and one with all four of us is pretty rare. 

*Side note: I am about 5'10"  Marissa is 6 years old. That kid is definitely not short. 

Thanksgiving was full of family time, lots of food and gingerbread house making.

Russ' mom bought the kids gingerbread house/train/village kits. It was a great way to distract them from waiting to eat and later it gave them something to work on. 

Emily REALLY wanted to eat the whole house, right there. Thankfully she settled for an extra gingerbread man. 

This is her, "what do you mean I can't eat it" face.

Okay I will admit it. I helped a little, or maybe a lot. I just couldn't help myself. They did apply most of the candy.

In other Christmas news, Bob is back just in case you missed that announcement

He decided he wanted to make a gingerbread house to. Bob is one goofy guy. I am just glad he isn't a naughty elf that goes around making messes ;).

But, he did sabotage all of the pictures making everyone look like Rudolph. Everyone except for me that is. He must be quite fond of me *HA! I think I just might leave the red noses on the pictures for a while. 

On the first day of December we did our first Christmas art project!

This was a fun Christmas wall hanging kit. Easy, fun and a great distraction while I made dinner. 

And that wraps up week two! 

The bucket list is still pretty full but with a busy week planned I have a feeling there will be more crossed off next week. 

What Christmas fun have you been up to? Grab the button and link up!

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  1. Cute gingerbread house!!! Love the rudolph noses too funny!!!!

  2. I love the art project! So cute, especially since I'm really into whimsical forest animals!!!

  3. Gingerbread house! We are doing one this year. Chris and I did one pre-Aria but this will be her first yay!! I love that the elf made one too ha. He is oh so festive. And, the rudolph noses haha I love that! And, wow Marissa is tall! All those tall genes passed on. And my fave might be the I can't eat it face haha.

  4. Your gingerbread houses turned out so nice! I definitely want to make one this year too. I just need to grab the stuff to make one!

  5. I love the gingerbread houses! So cute. And that Christmas wall hanging kit - where did you get it? That's a cute idea.

  6. We do gingerbread houses every year too! So much fun!!

    1. I definitely think gingerbread houses should be a yearly tradition for us to. They really are so much fun.

  7. Love gingerbread house decorating. My kids like to eat most of the candy though :-)
    And your elf has way more energy than mine does!

    XO sarita it's my girls' world

  8. Such a cute idea to put rudolph noses on everyone's picture! You've got a clever little elf on your hands ;)

  9. Growing up my grandma always had us make Gingerbread houses while we waited for dinner. It is one of my fondest memories. There we so many cousins, and we all were able to decorate our own houses (grandma was smart and had them pre-assembled before we iced/decorated). After everyone was done it was so fun to see how each house was decorated.

  10. Oh my goodness! Your elf is TOO CUTE! I love his gingerbread house and I love that he made all the pictures looking like reindeer! I decided to wait until next year for the elf but I LOVE seeing everyone else's!

  11. I love the fridge photo bc like u said its a photo of all four of you! Marissa is going to be tall! I feel you Callie takes after her 6'4" daddy! Making the gingerbread house looks super fun - it's on our list. except I will assemble the house and let Callie do the candy. :) Oh and the elf with his house? genius mama!

  12. Love this! Love the sweet little "can't eat it" face! That Bob, leaving you out of the photo bombing. So sly ;) looks like y'all are having a blast!

  13. P.S. Love love love the new layout.