Monday, December 20, 2010

santa's workshop

Sometimes we get tired here at Santa's workshop and have to take a cuddle break.

Counting down to Christmas and checking things off our list.
Including, watching our favorite holiday movies: Family Stone, It's A Wonderful Life and especially-- Elf. Pleasantly surprised to find out that Avery has the Kartchner-movie-quoting gene. She saw Elf once and was reciting parts of my favorite lines.
"First we'll make snow angels for two hours, and then we'll go ice skating, and then we'll eat a whole roll of tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we'll snuggle."
Something that Avery did not inherit is our procrastination gene. Since she already put grapes out for Santa on our mantle above the fireplace. Grapes.
Dang, I've heard Santa really loves sugar cookies or Mint Oreos will do.

Hoping to take more self-timer shots like this one next year.

20 comments:

AngMomof3 said...

I hope Santa likes raisins, then! :) Your girls are adorable.

Neicee said...

My daughter and I watch Elf every year as well (shes 21) my favorite line - "Does it have Sugar? Then YES!" Grapes? Too cute!

𝄢 Ambrosia said...

I love smiling! Smiling's my favorite =]

Samantha said...

So adorable. I miss those days. Although mine are excellent at quoting movies now at 16 and 21, getting them to stay at home for the length of a movie while I am still awake is much, much too hard.

Merry Christmas!

em-il-ie said...

How do your self timer shots always turn out so well?!! This is one of the universe's great unsolved mysteries.

Jami Nato said...

family stone is the best christmas movie that has been put out in years. my hub and i watched it together last night(on TV) and we both cried like 3 times.

the johnson's said...

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear...Buddy the Elf!!

Diana said...

Love the self-timer shots! I'm definitely going to try that :) happy holidays to you and your family!

Jessie said...

What a sweet picture of you and your girls! Have a wonderful Christmas! Really enjoy your blog!

Whiteheads said...

I just have to tell you... you are completely adorable! i love your original scrapbook stuff and your cute photography. cute cute blog too.

Laurie said...

In our house, Santa loves sugar cookies too, when I was little, Santa loved bolonga sandwiches with mayo and ginger ale...hee,hee

Sara Ancich said...

I will be self timing our workshop tonight as well. thanks for the idea. once again.

Gwendolyn said...

Your family is seriously the cutest! I can just imagine how fun it must be at your house! :)
Love the grapes and Buddy the elf. Love the self timer shot, I might just steal that idea!

Julie Hickey said...

Ha! I love that she put out grapes. We put out carrots one year because we thought that Santa needed some healthy food after all of the cookies that he'd be getting at other people's houses.

J Family said...

My two year old was singing, "I'm here with my dad and he wants me to sing...." this morning! We love that movie. Looks like you have great helpers. :)

DeAnna said...

So adorable!! I love "I'm in a store and I'm singiiinnnggg..." I need to remember to do self-timer shots - I'm never in any photos!!

nicole said...

Ha I love it she's going to give Santa grapes. too cute.

the nayz said...
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the nayz said...

So cute! Our fav Elf quote is: "Do you like sugar?
Does syrup have sugar in it?
Yes
Then, YES!!"

I think that grapes are better for the Easter Bunny. Mint Oreos are the best for Santa

Kim Woods said...

Why haven't I been using my self-timer????? Great idea! Now maybe I can be IN some pics!