Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Some Christmas Fun

We have been having a ton of Christmas fun so far this month.  I have about half of the fun on camera unfortunately.

Our annual St. Nicholas tea party was this past weekend and I did not get 1 picture of the kids!!  There were 10 of them this year and I think a good time was had by all.

I did get a few of the table decorations before the kids arrived.  It was a very simple menu this year.  Elizabeth made a punch from lime sherbet and 7-Up and we had cupcakes that Jessica and I attempted to make look like Santa hats.  They went on the sled in the middle of the table.

Fresh fruit went in the bowl with the Christmas pics.  Something healthy to combat all of that sugar.

Some cute new little elves.

Parting gifts for our guests.  The girls got bracelets and lip gloss and a few other little things.  The boys got a car from Cars 2, a slinky, and the same few other little things.  These are always handed out as they leave with instructions to open in the car.  

The next pictures are from our annual trip to see the decorations at the Gaylord.  This year we went during Thanksgiving when my sister and her family were in town.

My 3 boys.

I was edged out by the moms taking pictures so I could never get all 6 of them in view.  Here Ben and Cooper aren't really in the shot.

Now I have Cooper but still no Ben.

We love the giant Gingerbread house.

And the best one I could find of the group.  It makes me laugh every time I look at it.  It is impossible to get all 6 looking good, but at least we can see all 6 in this one!

So there you have 2 of our recent events.  It really is a wonderful time of the year!

Merry Christmas! 


Jen S. said...

You have such a cute family!

As I always say, you put on the coolest parties ever! If I lived closer I'd have to invite myself to one of them--he he he!

The decorations are so stinkin' cute! What fun everyone had I am sure.

Looks like you also had fun on your adventure out to see the decorations. Good times!

All That Glitters said...

Oh my goodness! Cutest decor and kiddos!

Lori said...

Another thing we have in common. Your niece! My brother is a downs baby! Well he is 43, but still and always our baby brother. The sweetest thing ever! He was here over Thanksgiving too.

Pat said...

What a beautiful family Sue.

Your St Nicholas celebration looked like fun and very pretty too.

Debbie said...


The last shot where you finally got them all in is great. Your Elizabeth is like a little mother with her arms around them. That's adorable to me. I love the tea party idea, too. The invitations are perfect.