Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Week 51

Welcome back and Happy Holidays!  Only 2 more sleeps until Christmas morning!!  There is a whole lot of excitement in this house as you can imagine.  We're having a great break so far and hoping to do some holiday baking today.  My two younger boys just love passing out cookie plates to the neighbors--seriously it's a huge highlight of the season for them which is fantastic.  I love that they like to give and share the joy.

Here are other ways we are enjoying the holidays as seen through last week's pictures:

Day 349- Monday, 12/15/14
Today was my day to drive the water polo carpool.  The boys have practice twice a week in Rocklin for 2 hours which is about an hour away so that's a 4 hour total trip!  Thank goodness we can carpool.  It's raining out again so I dropped them at the pool and took my laptop to Starbucks to stay warm and dry while waiting and working on my blog.

Day 350- Tuesday, 12/16/14
Scout decided he wanted to be included in the family holiday canoe so he grabbed a makeshift paddle and hopped in.  Later that night the younger boys and I watched the Charlie Brown Christmas special together.  John is in LA on a business trip, and Tyler is stuck doing homework.

Day 351- Wednesday, 12/17/14
The boys and I wrapped some EOS lip balm to look like holiday candy for teacher gifts this year, and I also finished addressing my Christmas cards today.

Day 352- Thursday, 12/18/14
Today was a short day at school and the last day before winter break.  We used the extra time to start wrapping presents.  The boys wrapped the gifts for their dad, and Bella wanted to help.

Day 353- Friday, 12/19/14
We're kicking off the first day of break by taking in a new release movie-- Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb.  It was a fun movie, and I loved seeing all the London sights which make me want to go back.  As you can see it's another wet and rainy day.

Day 354- Saturday, 12/20/14
Tyler and I spent the morning at a water polo scrimmage, and then John and I went to a neighbor's holiday party.  I snapped this picture just after we got back when the house was quiet and peaceful with the lights all lit up on the tree.  This simple nativity set is one of my favorites that I somehow inherited or pilfered from my parents.

Day 355- Sunday, 12/21/14
The elf left a Gingerbread house kit for the boys to work on, and they had great fun decorating it together.  I love the teamwork especially when there is no fighting.  They probably ate more candy than they put on the house, but hey it's the holidays and they had fun TOGETHER so that's all that really counts :0)

That wraps up one of the last few weeks in 2014.  Check back next week to see how our Christmas went.  I hope you all have a merry and joyful one!

The Mom Creative


  1. Busy pre-holiday week! Have a marvelous Christmas!

  2. Looks like a fun week! Love the canoe and the balm gift! That is a cute idea! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Years! It is really nice when the kids can do something together and not fight :) Merry Christmas!

  3. I love those teacher gifts! What a cute idea. Looks like you all had a fun week filled with Christmas festivities. I love that your boys are still happy to work on a gingerbread house together. I hope you all had a great Christmas!!