Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow in Texas

Yesterday it did not get out of the 30's all day, not very normal for Houston. On my drive home yesterday, I went through some real light snow flurries. After we ate dinner, we had really big snowflakes falling. They weren't sticking to the ground where we live, but my parents house had a good amount stick the ground and cover their whole yard.
Katherine had fun trying to catch them, but after about 10 minutes, she was cold and wanted to go watch Dora.
It was a nice surprise two weeks before Christmas. Some of the pictures around town are amazing how much snow some people got, makes my pictures look a little sad!
The bottom picture is from my parents house since they had a lot more snow.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Cookies

My work had a Christmas party for the kids this weekend. They got to decorate Christmas cookies. Last year Katherine was not very interested in it, but this year she loved it. She was VERY concentrated on decorating her cookies. They had candies out to put on the cookies, Katherine would put one on the cookie, eat one, put one on the cookie, and so on.
She seemed to really like decorating with the blue icing. Which was fun when we got home and let her eat it, then we had blue icing everywhere!
Matt enjoy himself too! He was trying to make a really nice one, but Katherine soon took that over and put her own flare on it. Somehow I walked away with the most mess on my jeans!
Santa showed up with some gifts for the kids. I was surprised to see Katherine was very excited, stood in line, and went right up to Santa, sat next to him, and got her gift. Last year.. she had little to do with Santa.

Christmas Tree

Friday night, it was nice and chilly, and we decided to go get our Christmas tree. We always said when we get a two story house, we wanted a big tree, well we got our wish this year. Our tree is about 11-12 feet tall. It didn't look that tall when it was out in the field at the tree lot, but the size really showed up at home. I am very impressed Matt carried it in all by himself. At the tree lot, it took 3 men to carry it!
We had to get a ladder to help with the lights and ornaments. But it was all worth it, it is the most beautiful tree we have ever had. Katherine loves to turn the lights on and sit and stare at it. She gets mad when we have to turn it off.