Tuesday, December 2, 2008


December is here and with it brings the cold. I love Cooper in this jacket that Kiefer got from the Schulers on his first birthday.
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The Saturday after Thanksgiving was our time to get all the lights and decorations out and make the house more "Christmasy".
Cooper preferred to watch and liked the candy canes best.
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We let Kiefer put the star on the tree and here is Elisa explaining the complexity of how the whole star thing works.
Attempt number 1:
Number 2:
Finally the ladder came out and we got it up there:
The finished front room.
December first marked the beginning of opening the advent calendar which is this awesome cabin filled with little clay sculptures that Aunt Emily made for each day of the month. They are so fantastic and Kiefer is so excited each morning to open the next one.
The first day started with Mary, isn't she great!


JeffersonTodd said...

Yay! It's getting closer to Christmas and all of the wonderful things that come with it.

Cooper looks like he's about to jump into a 1950s fighter plane with that jacket on.

And HURRAY for getting the star on top of the tree. I can't wait to see your handiwork Keifer!

The Smith Family said...

I think you said your sister made the clay figurines. Wow, she did an awesome job! This is the first time I've seen your blog! Great pics! Our blog is thesmithz.blogspot.com.