Sunday, December 19, 2010

more than a regular christmas party

We seriously rocked another Christmas party with our local friends and family.

It doesn't take much.

But, I do MUCH anyway.

They won't always be littles and before I know it they will be too cool for such parties. So I drain every ounce of Christmas out of them.

It just takes a bit of Christmas couture...



Don't worry, the hideous clothes and hair were intentional.

Food, drinks, and more food and drinks...



Funky plates for color inspiration. I SO heart Target...



A mother-in-law and father-in-law who invite you to use their house when it is raining and your own "quaint" (translate-small) house just won't do...



a brother-in-law who is a professional photographer and actually thinks it is fun to photograph 20 plus kiddos...



$1 gift exchange...



And of course after my speech about showing appreciation for what you get no matter what, it was my 3 year old who loudly declared, "I don't like this. I want to pick uhnoder one!" Of course he wanted to play it with right away when we got home. Go figure.

Christmas centers to keep "would be running wild outside if it wasn't raining" kids busy...









Santa. No joke. I don't mess around...









Sugar cookie decorating...



And a contest for "best" dressed...



They were fierce. These two seriously set the bar high for next year. It's on...bring it!

We also collected canned goods for our local food pantry. How super cool was it to see those kiddos put those goods for others so proudly in the box???

Merry Christmas


Much love,
Katie

1 comment:

Brooke G. said...

Wow, you guys sure know how to PARTY! Love the outfits :D