Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sugarplum Saturday

We had a busy weekend full of Christmas fun!

On Friday, I had to read to Lexie's class. She was the Shining Star student last week, and it concluded with a book reading. We spent the afternoon visiting my parents, and my mom, the girls, and I did some shopping. We didn't get home until 10:00, and by the time I got everything put away, it was past 1 AM!

Saturday was our busy day!

Every year, some of the women in my family get together for Sugarplum Saturday. We spend the afternoon making candy and talking. This year was a lot of fun! I love this tradition!

There was a lot of wine drinking, so I dubbed the day Sugarslummin' Saturday. I, however, don't drink, so I took over production! ;)

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While we made goodies, the kids played. They had fun dressing up!

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One word. Blackmail.

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Our afternoon came to an end too quickly, but we had another party to attend! We picked Grant up at home and drove to our friend Tracy's house for our annual Christmas party with our friends!

Tracy and Gary were great hosts, and Tracy put together a fun party for all the kids! The kids had a gift exchange, decorated cookies, and made adorable handprint ornaments!

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We had pizza and snacks, and then the kids had fun playing while the adults talked.

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These two baby girls are ADORABLE! They had a great time yelling at each other! Lily doesn't realize it yet, but she is so lucky to have a sweet friend close in age!

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We always look forward to this Christmas party, and this year did not disappoint. Thank you, Tracy, for making it so much fun!

After the party, we stopped at another friend's house to visit. It was a great day!

Today was supposed to be our day to kick back and relax, but honestly??? We don't know how to do that!

By 1:00 in the afternoon, I had made a roast for dinner, baked cinnamon rolls, brewed homemade iced tea, and made a batch of organic sweet potato baby food!

After that, we decided to go Christmas shopping with three kids in tow. It was insanely crowded, but the kids were good, and we managed to finish our shopping for everybody on our list! We just have to finish up shopping for each other and the kids.

After we got home, Grant's mom stopped by to visit and joined us for dinner. By the time she left, it was time to get the kids to bed. Grant and I finally got to put our feet up and watch "Christmas Vacation." It's one of our favorites!

We have so much to do over the next two weeks! I can't believe Christmas is just two weeks away! We are all so excited!

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16 comments:

  1. What a GREAT way to spend a Saturday!!!

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  2. oh I LOVE the boys in the dresses!! too cute...awe L & C that is such a CUTE picture!! sounds like a fun weekend :)

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  3. LOVE those striped baby legs on Lily!!

    Does she really hook her finger over her nose when she sucks her thumb? At least that's what it looked like she was doing. So sweet.

    I had to laugh at the boys in the princess outfits. I have a few pictures like that myself.

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  4. Love that last pic of Lily! Looks like a great weekend you had. Alaina's school does something similar with the Shining Student and she is on Tuesday. Cute little idea. I hope to do something like your sugarplum Saturday with my girls. That will be cherished forever. Love it!

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  5. He is just too funny holding that wand! LOL You are really celebrating the holidays with so much fun!

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  6. This looks like so much fun! Oh my goodness, baby Lily's leggings are super adorable. I cannot get over how cute she is with her new little earrings as well.

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  7. What a fun busy weekend! I can't believe we only have two weeks left! I have so much to do!

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  8. Love all Lily's outfits. Poor Dylan, you have serious blackmail material on him!!

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  9. Wow busy weekend, but looks like it was so much fun! Lovin' Lils baby legs!

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  10. Like the Sugarplum Saturday! We did something very similar. Had a big group of girlfriends over and made dozens of cookies!! It's so much fun to have those kinds of traditions! Sounds like you had a great weekend! :)

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  11. what a happy baby...love that last pic! Oh and the boys dressed up like princesses....too funny! totally use that as torture for years to come!! I'm thinking Senior Prom dates would LOVE to see that :) hA!

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  12. I don't do downtime well either! We are much the same! I love the boys in the dresses. Blackmail for sure!

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  13. I need a nap just reading about all that. Sounds like a great day! And the boys in the princess outfits? Priceless!!

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  14. What a great Saturday! I so want another girl after seeing your precious girl!

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  15. How fun! I want to come to Sugarplum Saturdays!! We would have a good time! Love the pics!

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