Thursday, January 5, 2012

Preparing for Christmas

To prepare our house for Christmas, we all helped decorate the tree and put decorations around the house.

Parker was especially interested in the strings of beads.

The stockings were hung...

Gingerbread houses made (note to self not to buy the mini houses again - the large ones are much easier)...

A few days after the house was decorated, Elfy came to stay with us until Christmas. Elfy watches over the kids all day then flies back to the North Pole and reports to Santa each night after the kids are in bed. He lets Santa know if the kids have been good. When he comes back each morning, he hides in a new spot. Seth and Isabelle love to look for him in the mornings. They talk to Elfy and tell him what they'd like for Christmas. No one is allowed to touch Elfy or he will lose his magic.

All ready for Christmas!