Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013

Christmas Eve we spent the day hanging out at home. Our goal was to not go anywhere, well except for church that evening. We had farm animal pancakes for breakfast and colored on this big piece of cardboard:
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We made 'grinch heads' for snack (green grape, banana slice, strawberry, topped with a mini-marshmellow) Isaac loved them. 
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Then during nap we thought we'd get started on 'Santa's present' for Isaac! I spent quite a bit of time researching kitchens as I wanted it to meet a number of criteria 1) wood 2) gender neutral aka NOT girly! 3) buttons on the microwave 4) tall enough he wasn't going to tower over it or grow out of it in 6 months 5) wanted it to contain a fridge, oven, sink, & microwave. This one met all of that and then some. It has an ice dispenser on the fridge, a chalk board on the freezer (which Isaac doesn't know about yet, too bad chalk is messy), and a dishwasher. When reading reviews about this particular kitchen Kidkraft Uptown Espresso Play Kitchen the biggest complaint was that it was a pain to put together and some people complained that they didn't receive all the right parts. So the night it was delivered... by Santa's reign-deer... we made sure and went through all the pieces in-case we needed to re-order any spare parts that were not included. Luckily we had everything. Since we knew it was going to take a long time to put together we started during nap: 
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We manage to finish all 36 steps in two hours! And were finished in time for nap!! So we didn't have to avoid the basement as planned, we just carried the assembled kitchen into the closet to bring out after bedtime. 

We went to church, stopping to grab milk and gravy for the next day afterwards... after 3 failed attempts at stores closed, Wal-Mart was the winner. Of course it was :-P they don't want to give their employees time off too early. 

We came home, Isaac went off to bed and we set up for Christmas morning, I mean Santa came. 
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We woke up and made breakfast (sausage pepper and cheese omelets). Then went down stairs for the big reveal. Isaac immediately ran to the kitchen, where he discovered his food toys stashed inside (food toys were not new, but now have a home)
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He worked on his stocking, which I cross-stitched last year and assembled this season. I have two more in the works for the babies... hoping to get them done by the time they are two years old. 
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In his stocking he found: two baby dolls, a bottle and juice sippy for the babies, a small coloring activity pad, and an elmo wash cloth for the bath. 

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We continued to open presents. Since Kyle and I got a new TV on Black Friday we didn't do any gifts for each other. But we still got each other stocking stuffers. 

Here's Isaac opening a few of his new toys. Connect four, to work on those fine motor skills
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Puzzles (a number puzzle & animal puzzle)
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He got a barn for his train set as well as a tractor train with a horse and a cow
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Grandma Cindy sent him some dishes for his new kitchen
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And his cousins sent him some cool planes and a monster truck. He enjoyed the picture and had to point out each cousin "Dea" "Llll-son" "den"
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Then we had fun just playing the rest of the morning
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Over nap time I explored the world of felt food on pinterest and whipped together some banana's for him
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Later that night after he went to bed I whipped up six strawberries (which are his favorite at the moment)
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Before he went to bed the day wouldn't be complete without bath time with his new toy from Grandma Judy
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Since Wednesday I also made some donuts
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and today I'm finishing up four orange slices
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And since it was Wednesday it was our nightly belly bump picture. At 20 weeks I am about the size I was with Isaac at 35 weeks. Growin' girls!
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Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!!! 

1 comment:

Lesa said...

What a great Christmas. I love the felt food. I have been thinking about trying some for a while, maybe this will inspire me. You are also looking SO cute, loving that bump!

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