Monday, January 16, 2012

Big Girl Bed and Pinterest Projects

Last week Charlotte almost climbed out of her bed and succeeded in escaping her pack n play within two days, so we decided we would go ahead with her toddler bed. She loves it! We've been troubleshooting in the middle of the night with rolling on to the floor and losing our pacifiers between the slats of the bedrails, but we think she will adjust quickly. For the most part, she sleeps the whole night, no major problems.

I have recently, thanks to my good friend, Linnea, discovered Pinterest. If you do not know about Pinterest, be wary. It can consume your life.

One of the recipes I pinned were these pretzels rolls, which I made last night for our Sabbath dinner. They were simple and SO delicious. I HIGHLY recommend making them!

Christmas and Christmas Camp

Our Christmas was very busy this year, as usual. We started out Christmas Eve morning at the Mecher's with Kyle's immediate family.

Strom boys retrieving presents.

Tiny present from the Stroms.

Doing some coloring.

In the afternoon, we went to my mom's to celebrate with her side of the family. Charlotte got this vintage Tickle Me Ernie that used to me my cousin, Bekah's.

She also got Elmo from Granny. We don't go anywhere without Ernie and Elmo.


Charlie and Grandma Auntie Barbie.

Trying on some of her new clothes.

The evening of Christmas Eve, we headed back to the Mecher's to celebrate with Kyle's extended family. On Christmas morning, we woke up in our house- our very first time! We had a delicious breakfast and opened some presents. We went to our church- again, a first!

After church, we went over to my dad's to celebrate with them. More delicious food. More presents. A really fun afternoon.

After my dad's we went back over to my mom's to celebrate with my stepdad's family. Every year, my mom makes this amazing spread of appetizers for dinner- it might be my favorite Christmas meal. When my mom and I got shopping the next morning, we get to have all of the delicious leftovers for lunch!

With a full day of rest, shopping, putting presents away, and packing (another first!), we headed up to camp on the 27th for our first venture to Covenant Point as Christmas Campers. We packed up Charlotte's toys in her backpack, hoping to make them last throughout the car ride. She had them all on her lap before we even started the car.

We had a really great time relaxing in our cabin, hanging out with camp friends, eating delicious food, and playing in the snow.