Friday, December 30, 2011

WInter Dress Up Day

A full Christmas recap is coming.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 8th through to the 11th

The 25 days of Christmas continue; please forgive the lack of witty phrasing in this post it is mostly composed of photos and brief descriptions.
On December 8th we made Christmas bracelets.

Froggy looked particularly dashing in his red Christmas bracelet.
December 9th was Christmas nail night.
Lola just wanted jewels on her nails, but she instantly regretted that when Mom busted out her amazing candy cane stripped nails.
On December 10th we made a paper chain garland for the tree.
And then on December 11th we went to a Christmas concert. Well, techinally Mom and Dad went to a Christmas concert while Lola stayed home with Grandma, but still a Christmas concert was enjoyed. After the show we had a big dinner back at our house with Grandma, Grandpa Steve, Baba and Grandpa Bill. Mom failed to take any photos at that gathering too.

More to come...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 6th and 7th

On December 6th we all pulled out our special boxes of ornaments and put them on the tree.
Lola's are mostly concentrated around one section of the tree, towards the bottom.
December 7th was Christmas craft night and we made snowpeople.

Glue and cotton balls go a long way to making her a very happy little girl.

December 5th

December 5th was the night that we decorated the tree for Lola's room. She loves having her own room that she is allowed to take the ornaments on and off as much as she pleases. It also looks super cute in her big girl room.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 3rd and 4th

December 3rd we had an Christmas inspired breakfast. The Christmas tree pancakes were a huge hit!
December 4th we headed out to the woods to hunt down our tree. Normally when we get our tree there is snow on the ground and a chill in the air. This year there was just rain and lots of it. But, we pretended that it was snow and persevered through the rain and mud and found the most perfect tree.

I give you the Montgomery family Christmas tree!

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 2nd

December 2 - Decorate the house for Christmas

Decorating can sometimes be really hard work and a t-shirt and leggings can be too restrictive. In these situations it only makes sense to get on your bikini and winter boots to finish the job.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Twenty-five Days of Christmas

From December 1st till December 24th we have a number of exciting events planned. We are doing something every day to help get us into the Christmas spirit.

December 1st - A Christmas Craft

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Santa Claus Parade

The official kick off to the Christmas holiday season in our house is the Santa Claus Parade. This year the parade was amazing; Lola loved all the clowns, the floats, and the marching bands.
It had to be the best year yet and of course we went and the fact that we watched the parade with Beej and Dylan only made Lola love it more.Break out the egg nog and the holy; it is official people Christmas is upon us!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Goofing Around

We have been busy; fall arrived and at our house that brings a whole bunch of raking. You would be surprised by the number of leaves that can fall on our tiny front yard.
Because summer is over we can finally turn on the oven and we have been enjoying lots of home cooking and baking. Lola continues to enjoy helping in the kitchen. We are looking forward to the day when we just sign over all the cooking and baking responsibility to her.We have also been doing a lot of crafts, a sort of warm up to the Christmas craft season. We have some pretty amazing crafts planned to keep us busy for the next month.

We are also slowly getting ready to welcome the new baby into our family. Because of this there has been lots of one on one Lola time filled with hugs, kisses and lots of silliness.
I'll try to keep you posted more regularly, but no promises.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fun with hats

Lola has had a long standing affinity to the cowboy hat. It began way before she was born when Oma bought her first cowboy hat.

Nowadays, her favourite hat is the one that looks like Jessie's
And there aren't nearly as many tears.
But, there are a lot of "Yee Haws".