The girls arrived with John on Friday evening.
We were supposed to go play with Harmony, Kaliyah, and Treyton, but the flu to the better of them, so we had to cancel.
(The flu got the best of me on Wednesday but that is neither here nor there!)
On Friday night the girls began our crafting/baking fun by painting ornaments.
It took John and I a long time to choose these ornaments for the girls to paint and we really did pick some winners. They both enjoyed painting them and the final results were beautiful.
Here are a few of them:
On Saturday we awoke to a beautiful dusting of snow, our first of the season. Soli was so excited to look out and see that snow.
Oh, for that innocent joy when we see snow. John and I were thinking, "Oh, no, go away!"
After breakfast, we began our Gingerbread house building. This is always so frustrating to me,as the pieces fall apart as fast as we put them together. This year, I outsmarted the gingerbread houses and used hot glue, too. They held together and the girls had fun decorating them.
Let the baking begin.
Eash girl mixed up their own batter for sugar cookies, cut them, and frosted them.
They enjoyed the whole process and did such a great job.
I have not photos but they also mixed up and made spritz cookies.
They loved the cookie shooter gun!
At this point, they needed some down time on our phones so that happened next while I cleaned up all the many messes of the day.
I was so proud of them for not giving up or ever complaining even though I had them going from one thing to another very quickly.
The final products were all so nice, too.
We stopped at Culvers on our way back to Oshkosh with the girls.
Spent an hour and a half chatting at Culver's over our food.
We drove through the Oshkosh lights before taking the girls home.
But our day was still not over.
Tiz asked to open her birthday gifts that night so that is what we did.
She loved her cheerleading stuff, School of Rock cd and dvd, and her squishies.
Oh, and her selfie stick. She has no phone, but now she has a selfie stick!
On Sunday, we enjoyed the girls' Christmas service.
They both did a wonderful job and looked absolutely beautiful.
After church, we shopped for a person off the giving tree at Trinity Church and then went to Tiz's choice for lunch, Red Robin.
We enjoyed her cake when we got home.
It was just a wonderful weekend all the way around!