Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Holiday Festivities | Leading up to Christmas (Part four)

Wow, so sorry I am still writing about Christmas.  Luckily, I only have a few more posts (including this one) to write.  I always get on a roll, and then life happens and I stop blogging.  So, here is my attempt to get caught up....Luckily, January was a slow month, so I won't have much catching up to do there!!!

Tuesday, December 20
Gingerbread House Decorating
Danny was out-of-town the week before Christmas, and Emerson didn't have her normal dance class on Tuesday, so we decided to decorate a Gingerbread House.  It started out as a great idea, but, as you will see, Emerson faded fast.  Turns out she woke up with a fever the next morning, so that explains her lack of excitement.  Needless-to-say, I ended up decorating most of the house myself.  Maybe we will try again next year!!  
Picking out which gingerbread house she wants to try and make.  
We let the icing set-up while Emerson took her bath, and then decorated!
She's Done!!  She didn't want to have anything else to do with the house.  
First attempt wasn't horrible, bring on next year's house....I'm ready!!!

Thursday, December 22
Visiting Santa
Danny was back Thursday afternoon so we picked Emerson up early from school and headed to the mall.  We waited until the last possible minute to visit Santa this year.  Unfortunately there was a bit of a line, but it is always worth it to see the smile on Emerson's face.  We love the Santa at our mall, he is so patient with all the kids and pulls off the perfect Santa.  Emerson loves sitting on the wall, watching all the other kids sit on his lap.  It's a great way to kill time in a very long line!!  Emerson was very excited to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas but was concerned he might not have time to make everything.  We quickly reminded her, "Remember, Daddy texted him, so he's known for awhile what you wanted!!!"
And the official Santa photo....so glad I take my camera along for some real pictures!!!

Friday, December 23rd
Santa's Sack | Delivering Presents
You may remember our shopping spree at Target a few days before, for the Santa's Sack program at the Children's Hospital.  Friday morning, we delivered the gifts to the program coordinator.  Emerson was very excited to help this year, since last year I took them while she was still in school.  We had a few presents leftover from Emerson's birthday party (yes, still haven't blogged about that), so we included them with the presents for this year's gift drive.  So happy Emerson got to deliver presents this year and see the value of giving to others, especially during the holiday season!!
Emerson couldn't get enough of the new rotating door at the Women's Hospital entrance (where we met the program coordinator).

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