We have had a full week of Advent activities.  These simple activities have helped to slow us down during the busyness of this holiday season. 

We baked fresh gingerbread for these houses, however, we ended up using graham crackers.  I used syrup instead of molasses(since I did not have any on hand).  Well, that did not work!!!
Oh well, as you can see the kids did not mind!

We made nutcracker drawings inspired from this blog.

We strung popcorn and cranberries.  It was so peaceful.

There was a visit with Santa.

Ethan ran in a Rudolph run.  He did awesome!

and in the mix of it all, this little baby keeps getting bigger!