Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
This year's group was Makenna and Hannah
my nephew Kallen
Maddie and Alyssa
Katelyn and Nathan.
As they're grown the kids are able to do more and more on their own and we were there as support and to hold things as they dry. Oh yah, and possibly my SIL Trish and I ate some of the extra pieces Kallen chose not to use.
It's neat to see how creative each child is and how each home is unique from the others. This is Hannah's finished house as she sprinkled her house in snow.
The finished products!
To check out some of our prior year's gingerbread fun click here.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
And now, 9 years later Rebecca's skirt fits Hannah. Awe!
For a look back at previous visits with Santa, look here.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Looks like Bobble Chippey is well aware of what’s happening. He’s going to spend a few extra days helping Santa at the North Pole while we’re away.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Hannah wrote her first letter to Santa this year. (A Santa letter was just one of those things that didn’t get done in years past due to the busyness of the season. Oops!) She was pretty excited to write one this year!
Here’s her letter – with interpretation.
I have been very good this year!
I have done these nice things:
1. I hloped mama fold loandre (I helped mama fold laundry)
2. Racraed levs at Nana and Papa (Raked leaves at Nana and Papa’s)
3. Maec the bed. (Make the bed)
My Christmas wishes are:
1. Shopkins 12 Pack
2. Mini tablit
3. Shopkins Book
4.1 gift crd to Masdmind (1 gift card to Mastermind)
I hope you enjoy the cookies and milk!
I loved sitting with her as she thought of what to write and then sounded out the words to determine how to spell them. So sweet! With her being in French Immersion I won’t get as many of these neat letters/pieces of homework with Grade 1 spelling so I was thankful she chose to figure out how to spell the words rather than ask me to spell them for her. This is a treasure for sure!! I’m going to make a colour copy of it before it heads off to Santa.
I was going to recommend that we mail the letter to Santa but she thought it would get there quicker if Bobble Chippey delivered it so that’s what he’s going to do tonight. Clever girl my Hannah XiaoFen is!
Monday, December 07, 2015
He decorated the table to announce his arrival.
Something really sweet happened this year! Bobble Chippey had arrived in the middle of the night, set the table and since my camera’s flash is broken he’d opened the curtains on the downstairs window so that Mommy could take pictures in the morning.
Before going to bed the last thing I did was set Hannah’s Christmas Minnie hat on the arm of the couch, mere feet from the kitchen table.
I woke up around 6:30 on the day Bobble Chippey arrived and looked over to see Hannah laying with her eyes closed….wearing the Minnie hat! She could tell I was awake and asked how long I wanted to sleep but didn’t let on a thing. I said until around 8:00 but by 7:30 I couldn’t do it to her any longer. She still hadn’t said a thing! I got up and while I brushed my teeth she went downstairs then ran back up calling out with excitement, ‘Mommy! Mommy! Bobble Chippey is back!!’ She had found him sometime before 6:30 but not said a word as she knew I liked to sleep in on Saturday mornings when I could. What a sweetheart!
We quickly went downstairs and breakfast a la Bobble Chippey (BC) began. This year he’d set out pancakes with crushed candy canes, bacon was in the fridge along with chocolate milk.
Before watching the new DVD BC brought she enjoyed the book.
Since he arrived BC has had fun finding a new place to sit each day. It seems this year he pays attention to what we’re doing one day and the next day he’s often found in a similar location.
The day after Hannah received a box of books from a friend he was checking out one of them.
Playing with Hannah’s Princess Lego
When we unpacked this snow globe Hannah had made last year the snowman had come loose and now floats upside down. BC thought it would be fun to hand out with the snowman.
Looking at one of our blog books.
This morning Bobble Chippey got into mischief for the first time this year. Hannah loves the day that he decorates the tree and calls it a tradition!
It will be fun to see what places Bobble Chippey finds to hang out between now and Christmas.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Hannah and I always look forward to the day when we put up the Christmas tree! This year was no different and it was a sweet time with my girl!
First step was to string the beads. Mommy started the boring way and then Hannah spiced it up! Love her creativity – even if she does make me nervous as she climbs around!
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
(Sunday, Sept 20, 2015)
I’m finally wrapping up our 2015 Disney posts. Life just got busy when we got home and finding time to blog took a back seat to other things. I’m hoping to find time to get things caught up now.
Our final day in the parks for Hannah and I was at Magic Kingdom, the perfect place to end or start any Disney trip in our books.
One of our favourite rides is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train so we enjoyed one final ride on it this trip. Look at that face!
I love this sweet pic of Hannah with Belle. Hannah played the part of ‘Mrs. Potts’ in Enchanted Tales with Belle and afterward she was able to meet her.
One of the characters we hadn’t met before was
humble Gaston. We stood in the heat for about 45 mins to meet him and then Hannah was outta there when it was her turn! LOL – After all that time I didn’t want it to go to waste so mommy stood in and Hannah turned into the photographer. Great job Hannah!
(The flash on my camera had broken by this time so I’m thankful the pictures turned out as well as they did. Thankfully Canon has agreed to repair the flash and it’s in right now being repaired. )
All too quickly our trip came to an end. To make leaving easier I had booked what is known as a ‘BounceBack Offer’ which is an offer you can book for your next stay while still staying at a Disney resort. Hannah and I are booked to return to Disney next September and I was able to secure Free Dining for that stay which is a huge savings and my favourite deal when booking Disney. Let the countdown begin!
I know it’s taken a while to finish up all of these posts. Thank you for following along and the great comments and questions you’ve shared.
Keep checking in as there is more Disney fun to come sooner than later!!