Here’s part two of our 25 Days of Christmas Celebrations!
December 4th: Decorating
We decked the house out in the Christmas spirit. Once again, we have a Charlie Brown tree. It’s from Ikea and Taylor picked it up last week after work before they sold out. I swear they ship all the Charlie Brown trees from the US here. Since most of our decorations are in storage some place in the US were using the decorations that I bought last year, Katie sent over last year, and things that my mom bought and sent over. We went with tropical colors on our tree. I figured when you live near the equator and it is in the 90s every day in December why not!
December 5th: Dear Santa Letter
December 6th:Addy Christmas Pictures
Our little munchin’ is a trooper and puts up with my crazy photography ideas.
December 7th: Family Christmas Photo and Cards
We headed to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for a quick outing to attempt a family picture. We got a bit of a later start than we would have liked and it was HOT! I’d say our pictures turned out ok.I quickly came home and edited the pictures and uploaded to snapfish to create our card before the promotional sale they had going ended. Here’s some that didn’t make the final cut. You’ll have to wait until you get your card in the mail for the official picture.
December 8th: Baking Cookies
Addy and I spent the day baking. We only made two kinds, but it did take all day. We’d have to stop, eat, play, and nap. Overall, she is a great baker! She liked hanging out in her chair watching me in the back and watching the kitchen aid spin. We made chocolate chips cookies and kolachy(cream cheese and raspberry filling). A big thanks to my mom and Katie as they purchased(from Ultra!) and brought over the filling. Kolachy are my favorite Christmas cookie. We’ll be making more cookies throughout the month.
Hanging with Mom in the Kitchen
December 9th: Be Giving
Being in the giving spirit this holiday Addy and I donated books. We dropped our donation off at the American Club and the books were being donated to two different charities here in Singapore. I wish we could do more, but have had to keep it pretty simple this year. We look forward to doing more community outreach and service work as a family, especially as Addy gets older.
December 10th: Host a Party
Addy and I had some of the mothers and babies over from a group that we meet up with on a regular occasion. We loved having the ladies over! We had coffee,tea, juices, cookies, fruit and vegetables (pinterest project!) and others brought goodies to share also.