Thursday, December 29, 2011

Let the lego building begin

Kyle opened his first new lego set for Christmas on Friday, Dec. 23. He has been building ever since! Plus he got some money and a Toysrus gift card and we went to spend that today on, you guessed it, LEGOS!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Breakfast with Santa

We ate breakfast with Santa at our church earlier this month

Kaitlyn said this was the last year she was going to sit on Santa's lap and have her picture made. We'll see about that!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Santa Came!

As he always does, even though we threaten that he won't come if you don't behave.

Kyle's loot

Kaitlyn's loot

I told Kyle that he couldn't wake up until 8:00, of course he woke up before then

Then after he was done looking at all of his stuff for a while he went to wake up Kaitlyn

And then they could open their gifts from Mom

And stockings!

This Christmas was all about clothes, Vera Bradley and LEGOS at our house!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve at my mom's as always. There were many presents to be opened.

Kaitlyn's big gift was this necklace that has her name on it

Kyle's big gift was Kingdom Legos (of course!)

We got my mom a grill (for a really good deal) and Justin put it together for her.

And I got a new mixer! I have coveted one of these for a while, can't wait to use it!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Cards

I finally mailed our Christmas cards yesterday (well most of them). I created several cards through Shutterfly then couldn't decide which one I wanted. My 3rd period helped me but I still ended up getting 2 different cards. Which was a mistake because then I couldn't decide who got which card. Here are some of my designs, you'll just have to be surprised with which one you get!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus

This was our 4th year to attend Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Jamerson's. We love this event. Every year I think my kids might be getting too old but they still want to go so we will go as long as we are invited.

measuring Kyle to see if he is on the nice or naughty list

Friday, December 9, 2011

Video from Whispering Canyon

The waiter we had at Whispering Canyon was really funny. He brought Kaitlyn a cupcake and had her stand up so the whole restaurant could sing to her. Then before the song was over he and another waitress started eating her cupcake. It was HILARIOUS!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas decor at EP and hotels

Here is some trees at Epcot:
This one is in America

And this is just the big park tree (that we have a pretty good photopass picture in front of)

And this one is from the Grand Floridian lobby

This is the gingerbread house in the GF lobby, so cute!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas decor at AK and HS

While Magic Kingdom is definitely the most decked out park the other parks have their share of Christmas decor. Here is the trees at Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas decor at Magic Kingdom

I really really enjoyed seeing all the Christmas decorations out everywhere in Disneyworld. The hotels, the parks, everywhere! When I originally planned this trip we were going during fall break (fall break is an excellent time to go as far as weather and crowds are concerned). Then John had to do some mandatory training that week so I had to switch it.

I got really excited thinking about going when all the Christmas decorations were out and thought maybe we would go Dec. 17-23. But John said he wasn't sure he could get off work those days since there was so many people above him that might want off. So I picked the week we went. They start having the Christmas party at Magic Kingdom around November 8 so the decorations go up in time for that. Here are some of the decorations we saw at Magic Kingdom.

Mickey shaped wreath 

the lights on the castle were spectacular!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kaitlyn's cupcakes

Kaitlyn got to wear a birthday pin while we were on our trip to Disney. So everywhere we went people told her Happy Birthday. It was really fun for her and she counted how many birthday wishes she got the entire trip. It was close to 100. She also got a cupcake at every restaurant we ate at.

There is also a hilarious video of the server singing happy birthday to her at Whispering Canyon that I will upload later.