Friday morning we met friends at the library to play and for story time. They did a cute craft, too:
Friday afternoon Ellie had a play date and Summer stayed at home with Nick so my friend and I were able to catch up over a glass of wine, which was so nice and relaxing. We left at dinner time and Ellie and I went to Zoe's Kitchen before going home. We had our first fire that night and I read the girls Christmas books and Ellie watched Toy Story 3 when Summer went to bed.
The girls sat next to each other to watch the fire and Ellie put her arm around her sister. Such a sweet moment!
Saturday morning we decorated our Christmas tree and the girls were so involved. Summer and Ellie hung most of the ornaments and they did a great job. They were fun to watch as they helped each other and smiled and giggled. Not one ornament broke either (yet, anyway).
I love all the different ornaments on our tree. They tell a story and there are so many memories. These were Ellie's hand and foot prints at 8 months old and Summer's first Christmas ornament below.
Can you tell this is where the girls hung ornaments?
We used our tripod for the first time. The last one came out a little blurry, but it would've been a perfect family photo!
Love this picture of Summer hanging an ornament:
Saturday evening we took the girls to a nearby neighborhood light display (we do this every year). Last year Summer was in the Ergo so it was fun for both of them this year. Ellie saw Santa from the edge of the driveway and pointed and shouted "Santa!" in delight.
On Thursday morning Ellie has her holiday recital at school and party. I have to pick up gifts for her two wonderful teachers. Nick is taking off work to attend and we are seeing Santa in the afternoon. Ellie is asking for one more thing- a Rapunzel dress. Luckily, the Disney Store still has them in stock. My sister also comes home this week and we are so excited to see her (it's been a while!).
Hope you're having a great week!