Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Day 91 - December 24, 2014

'Twas the night before Christmas...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 89 - December 22, 2014

Day 87 - December 20, 2014

Orange picking in our backyard!

Day 85 - December 18, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day 80 - December 13, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 78 - December 11, 2014

Adelyn was putting an ornament on her Advent calendar a few days ago and we were counting the days left until Christmas when I said, "Only 16 days until Christmas.  Oh boy, we still need to get a present for Daddy."

Adelyn: "It's not Daddy's birthday.  It's baby Jesus' birthday."

Me: "You're right.  Does baby Jesus need a present then?"

Adelyn: "Yes!"

Me: "What do you think baby Jesus would like for Christmas?"

Adelyn: "How about a teddy bear to make him happy?"

Me: "That's a great idea!"

It's been such a joy to see her love for Jesus grow this holiday season.  Our sweet Addy Grace makes me detour on the way to and from preschool so that we can pass at least one nativity scene.  She makes us walk through the neighbourhood several times a day to see all the Christmas decorations.  She points out every Santa, snowman, penguin, and candy cane we pass, but nothing makes her face light up more than when she sees baby Jesus.

"Mommy, take my picture with baby Jesus!"

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 75 - December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 74 - December 7, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 70 - December 3, 2014

One of the girls' Christmas gifts arrived early and there was no way we could leave the boxes in the living room until the big day.

"You put it together, Mama, and I'll watch you."

I took one look at the instructions and decided to abandon the bunk beds in favour of making a mattress slide with my girls.

Day 69 - December 2, 2014

It looks like we're becoming true Californians.  Little B's all bundled up for a little rain!