Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend part 1

We had a great weekend away with my family. It was fun to celebrate Thanksgiving and prepare for Christmas. I was able to spend some time with my high school bff's and their kids, make wreaths, and pick out our Christmas tree. I did my best to document the event, but with the lack of a good camera (which i just purchased in July) and my inept picture-taking family, a few have come out blurry. However, they still capture the moment.

Part one of the weekend:

Lily found this small doll cradle and decided it had to be her new crib. She even pretended to sleep at one point. Crazy kid.

The day after Thanksgiving we traveled down to my parents farm for wreath and advent logs. My bff's from high school came to make wreath's. My mom supplied all the greens.

our final product. (we had trouble getting everyone to look at the camera)
The the kids made advent logs. You light a candle each Sunday counting down the weeks before Christmas. It was fun to see them spray the snow and drizzle on the glitter.

The kids also got tractor lessons from papa, cow petting, and horse 'sits'. My brother made a huge fire and my mom, of course, supplied the food. We had so much fun catching up and watching the kids play.

Part two: Christmas tree


Jodi said...

So fun! Can't wait for part two. :)

TcH said...

AWWW geez. Dont leave me hanging!! I feel like it's the season finale of something!
ha ha

Love the picture of Eloise with her log. She looks like a very proud log owner/maker.

Glad your back!! I missed you. Cant wait to see you Wed.

amanda said...

i so wish i had even an ounce of your craftiness!!

the wreaths and advent logs are awesome!!

Steve, Kristine, Cole, Kade said...

That is so fun that you were able to see Steph X2 & Michelle for Thanksgiving. I love the wreaths they really turned out beautiful. What a fun tradition this could become :)

Cutzi said...

So I'm just now getting around to catching up with you after being gone.

This is all so cute! Can you give any more details about the advent logs? Do you just drill holes in them for the candles? I love them!

kate said...

cutzi - yes, just drill the holes and cover with snow and glitter. That's it.