Thursday, December 20, 2012

Around the House

My goodness, time is flying! Christmas is only a few days away and it seems like we just finished up with Thanksgiving! 

Today is Aubrey's last day of school until after the New Year and I had to remind her of this a few times this morning in order to get her out of bed. She was however soooo excited to take her Christmas present for her teacher to school. I am so mad at myself that I forgot to get a picture of her this morning. 

I will often find Emma sitting in her chair in her room looking at a book. It's the cutest thing. 

I just love this book stage. I remember Aubrey and Brandon at around this same age, they would love just sitting and looking at a book or bringing it to someone to read to them. They each had their own favorite which I still have and plan to put into their baby box. 

This is Emma's. It's called 'Carl's Afternoon in the Park' and it's seriously the most adorable little picture book. It's all about a dog who takes care of a baby and a puppy and all the cute little things they do together.

During some of these warmer days, we love getting outside. 

Brandon's favorite game right now is playing 'swords' with plastic bats. He really wants to be a Ninja Turtle.

The trampoline gets used almost every single day. I think it's the best investment (besides our house) that we have made all year.

After the town Christmas Parade we walked to the church to see the sweet nativity.

 Operation Toy Cleanout is in full swing. I have probably been able to remove around 6-7 garbage bags full of old toys/clothes and random other items in preparation for the Christmas toy wave. It feels so good to get rid of things that have just been sitting.

Aubrey does school, even when she is not at school.

These won't last long!! 

We made these last night. So easy and sooo good!!! 

Aubrey is very excited to be the assistant gift wrapper this year. Last night she helped me wrap a present for Daddy from Mommy. I expressed the importance of keeping this gift a secret and making sure Daddy did not find out what it was. Of course as soon as Daddy came home the first thing she made sure to tell him was that she knew what his present is. 

Hubby is a master gift finder-outer, he's extremely good at guessing what is he is getting or what is in a wrapped box. 

So once again, Aubrey and I had the keeping it a secret talk. After the kids were asleep Hubby made sure to tell me that I made a mistake telling her and he was going to find out. 

Aubrey, I'm counting on you!!! Don't spill!!

Hubby's last day is tomorrow and then he is off until after Christmas. I can't wait to have my entire family home. The Christmas excitement is settling in!! 

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