Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I'm beginning to have a love/hate relationship with the month of December. For us it includes our Anniversary, Manhattan's birthday, and Christmas which are all wonderful things but then with all of the other Holiday Parties that come up during the month it starts to become a little overwhelming. All in all I really do love it (sorry if I was starting to sound like a scrooge, ha!) and it's so fun to see Hattie in awe of all that Christmas brings. When you have the opportunity to see it through a child's eyes it makes it all so much more meaningful.

On December 1 I busted out some of Hattie's holiday attire. I can't help but smile when she is in such fun festive outfits! Luckily she only has an opinion on what shoes she wears (it must be a girl thing) but doesn't yet care what clothes I choose for her to wear!
Hattie also helped me make some Christmas sugar cookies. She loved pressing the dough and picking out which cookie cutter to use.
If you can't tell from the picture...from left to right: Santa, Candy Cane, Gingerbread Man, Snowman. LOL!
Didn't they turn out BEAUTIFUL?! Just like Martha Stewarts below right?! HAHA!!! Sean and I about died laughing when they came out of the oven! I'm not sure what the deal was but they definitely weren't the prettiest--oh well, they still tasted yummy :)
Something that did turn out was the Christmas Tree! Hattie and I decorated it yesterday and we are both very happy with the end result!

I wanted to incorporate some burlap into the tree this year so with some leftover yards I had on hand, I made a big bow, some ornaments, and wrapped it around the bottom of the tree. I love the woodlands/rustic feel that it brings! Got to love no cost decorating too!

Hattie was dressed for church this morning and I wanted to get a picture of her in front of the tree. Can you find her in all of that red?! HA! You can't even see her BIG red bows in her pig tails.

Hope everyone is starting to get into the Christmas spirit! :)

1 comment:

Bridget said...

OHhh! This gets me so excited for our baby girl!!! Your tree is beautiful! And Hattie is darling as ever!