Saturday, December 8, 2012

ELF: DAY #13

Our elf has a sweet tooth. We forgot to close the candy bowl lid.

Friday, December 7, 2012

ELF: DAY #12

Cheeseburger left a mess of Barbies all over Violet's room. Then we found him downstairs. What's the first thing Violet noticed? That he wasn't wearing a seat belt. :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

ELF: DAY #11

Sipping some hot chocolate.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ELF: DAY #10

Last night we got out the Santa house that I made last year. Violet loves my old doll house people and plays with them often and now they are living in Santa's house.
We woke up this morning to Cheeseburger working in Santa's workshop.


Went to Bass Pro last night to see Santa. Santa could barely hear her. She talked so quietly.
They've made it more difficult to get a straight on shot of Santa. I'm guessing they're doing that so you'll buy there crappy photo package. The free photo we got was horrible. I would never have paid for it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012


I got free tickets to the Bingham-Waggoner estate in Independence. Every room in the house was decorated for Christmas. The estate was plotted in 1827 on the Santa Fe trail. Current home was built in 1852. Wish I had brought a camera.
Left sitting room.
Main stair case.
Dining room.
Upstairs sitting room.
Upstairs girl bedroom. There are areas of the house that original paint has been left.
The only thing Violet really wanted. As we walked in the house we were told that there were cookies on the third floor. So for the next half hour all I heard was 'when are we getting cookies'. But really the two girls did great. It's asking a lot to take a 4 and 6 year old to go look at an old house and antiques. It was fun showing her what things used to look like. The old phone, vacume, sewing machines, curling iron, etc. Everyday objects we use today. That was fun to show her.
Outside porch wrapped all the way around the house.


Woke up to Cheeseburger watching cartoons this morning.

Sunday, December 2, 2012