We are finally getting into the Christmas spirit at our house! We put our Christmas tree up this evening, much to Katherine's excitement and Rachel's awe. Rae worked and worked to get her little hands to hook on ornaments. Kate made sure that the lower half of the tree was VERY well decorated and that all like ornaments were right beside each other. We still don't have our outside lights up and with the weather forcast for the next week looking pretty miserable, we just may not have them this year.
Rachel went with Granny and Poppy to a local gingerbread festival on Friday and made her own graham cracker gingerbread house (with a lot of help from Poppy). Poppy said that as long as she had a gumdrop in her mouth she was willing to put candies on her house!
Katherine and I went to a cookie decorating party at our church yesterday. We had so much fun! There were all kinds of cookies, icings, and decorations and the kids were just turned loose to decorate. Katherine loved using the very grown-up icing bags and tried out every kind of sprinkle at least once.
Granny and Aunt Robie have had way too much fun shopping for Christmas clothes for the girls this year. Both girls have several darling Christmas themed outfits and Katherine has 4 or 5 Christmas dresses. It's too much, but they look so cute and are so excited about wearing their festive clothes.