The Sunday after Thanksgiving we put up the tree and all of our Christmas decorations. We had Pandora playing on the TV and all the kids were helping and it was just such a great day. Every Christmas keeps getting more and more fun the older our kids get. We are all so excited for Christmas this year!
This is one of our many countdowns we have going. Mckinley made a paper chain at school, we have our Santa beard cotton ball countdown, of course the chocolate advent calendars from Ross, and I made this one myself. Each box has candy in it. It took forever to make!
Kristen's baby girl Kayler was born on November 30th. I was able to take the kids the next day to meet her.
Matching Christmas nails. Kallie's lasted about 3 minutes.
I thought this was so cute. Tyler and Kallie play together a TON now. Lots of make believe and just entertaining each other in general which is heavenly for me. Mckinley goes to school every day at 9 and then these two are just off playing together somewhere while I get ready for the day. I used to always have to put a show on for them but they play on their own a lot now. It's wonderful.
So the kids got to see Santa 3 times within like 6 days. This was at our ward party. Kallie was scared to sit with Santa so she talked to Mrs. Clause.
Snowman pancakes for breakfast. Mckinley is always in the mood to do something festive. She is so much fun to have around!!
We went on a Monday night to the Riverwoods to see the lights and ride the horse carriage. I didn't know Santa was going to be there and the line to see him was super short so that was awesome.
The next night we were able to go ride the Stringtown Polar Express in Lindon. My mom got tickets for all of us. It is one of our favorite things to do at Christmas time.
Here is Kayler again. It's so fun seeing her in outfits that both Mckinley and Kallie wore.
Today we made a gingerbread train after church. I just can't get enough of this Christmas season. We are enjoying it so much. The kids LOVE looking at Christmas lights as we drive around in the evenings. I absolutely cannot wait for Christmas morning!