Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas {In Pictures}

Oy. I'm so behind.
Not the greatest pictures, but I want to have something for memory of K's 3rd Christmas!
Taking pictures at Nana's before opening gifts. 
Sweet Cousins. 
She was so excited! 
She unwrapped everything so.stinking.slow. Ha! 
She loves her computer. 
Opening gifts at Grammie & Paw-Paw's. 

The one thing Kaidence kept saying she wanted for Christmas was a dog.
Luckily her daddy is wrapped around her finger and found her one on Christmas Eve! 
She was BEYOND excited to have a dog!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


With the Christmas season in full swing, I want to make sure Kaidence knows the true meaning of Christmas.
Yes, we do Santa. He's not a major part, but she does get Santa gifts and visit Santa.
The one thing I wanted to start teaching her was selfless giving.

It's so easy to get in the routine of giving "just because" and I never want Kaidence to be like that.
I want her to enjoy sharing with others and showing love through giving.
Whether it's giving her time, talent, or a gift.

This year, my friend Becca had the idea of passing out goodies to a local nursing home.
We took both kids and they did wonderful!
It was such a delight to see how thankful the patients were. They were trully thankful that two kids brought them a gift.

I never want Kaidence to stop giving.
As part of our Christmas traditions, we're going to give to other's (outside of family) every year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Card {2011}

I decided to go a new route with Christmas cards this year.
I knew I wanted something different, but without breaking the bank.
Luckily, Sarah from Life Sweet Life Blog is a fabulous designer and she created these for me.
And, they're my favorite Christmas cards to date!

*I'm linking up with Faith for her Christmas Card Carousel

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Today after dinner Kaidence was getting her PJs on for bed and someone rang our doorbell.
We weren't sure who it was, but when we opened this is who we saw..
Kaidence's very own Elf of the Shelf.
Not only did Santa send him, but a few suprises for her as well. 
She was thrilled!
She kept saying "Oh, HOHO!!!"
When she got inside she realized that sneaky Elf had left her some treats inside, too. 
Hot chocolote, marshmallows, candy canes, and powdered doughnuts. 
Daddy read her a letter from her Elf and she thought it was so, so funny. 
She got to pick his (her?) name.
At one point she liked Petey, but settled on Coco.
Coco the Elf. 

She has been such a good girl since Coco got here.
If she does something bad she says "Ooopsie Coco" Ha!

I'm hoping someone invents a Character on the Shelf for every season/holiday!!