scrapbooking, that is. For a good month, month and a half I have not been able to get to my scrap room. Getting ready for Christmas was the biggest culprit, but I also got the flu right before Christmas, then some travel after Christmas and getting the house back together...the list goes on. But at the end of last week I was finally able to get back at it! It always takes a few pages to get in my groove. Here's a few I was able to do this week with the Dec and Jan Studio Calico kits.
Another fantastic Christmas has come and gone. It goes by so fast. Poor Brandon was sick on Christmas again..last year he had strep, this year he had that nasty cough/fever virus that has been going around. He felt so bad that couldn't even make it to Christmas Eve at Kelly's. It was so weird with out him. Kelly only lives a mile away so we kept hoping he would feel better and we could go get him but he just never did:(
We exchanged gifts with Nana and Papa at Kelly's on Christmas Eve. Max was thrilled to get the Brooklyn Nets hat and Patriots pillow pet he has been wanting:
And Silly Ally:
Ally was super excited for her new Stompeez:
Christmas Morning was magical as always...
Ally was so excited to get cole in her stocking (weird, I know) and Max got some long Nike basketball socks he has been wanting...
Brandon asked for money for Christmas which I thought was so boring until I googled some ways to creatively give money:) This was my favorite...he was showered with money:)
American girl heaven:)
Later in the day the Celtics played the Nets...Max wasn't sure who to route for:)
And our annual favorite gifts picture...I almost forgot to take it:)
Bear with me while I play a little blog catch up:) I think I'll start with Ally's Christmas Butterfly show about a week before Christmas. This show was the whole reason why she was hoping to get her teacher, Ms. Megan. She puts this show on every year...so amazing that she pulls this off with first graders. Every student in class gets their own solo...it is so adorable. Ally's part was the Dancing Doll...perfect for her! She opened the show by reciting a sweet poem that she had memorized:
Her Dancing Doll part was about 1/2 through the show:
After her solo and little dance normally 3 older girls come out and play 3 old dancing dolls...but this year for the first time ever her teacher had Ally, the little doll dance with the big dolls!! She was thrilled and I have to say...she nailed it!!
She stole the show:) It was such a great show, such a great night...my girl was beaming:
It was such a fantastic way to kick off the holidays:)