December 12, 2013

Not your average Pinterest worthy party + Scavenger hunt

This past weekend, my friends and I decided to get our kiddos together for a Christmas cookie decorating and craft party! If you are looking for a Pinterest worthy party here, then you have come to the wrong place. Any hopes and dreams (ha... kidding!) of that happening flew out the window the second we got our kids together. Did you know that toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners would much rather actually play together and eat frosting off the cookies then making our party Pinterest worthy?! Who knew?!
 
Anyway, we didn't have any decorations for this party, and in fact, we ended up not even doing any crafts because...guess what? The kiddos didn't want to! They were too busy playing together! And since this party was about them... why not let them do what they want?! But we did color, play cops and robbers, chase each other around the house, and decorate some cookies. And the kiddos had a blast! All while us mommas sipped on our Caribou coffee and snuggled on our newest sweet baby boy addition and laughed and played with the kiddos. It was the perfect morning!
After our "party" we headed to see Santa and Mrs. Claus! What we didn't know, was that there was a scavenger hunt going on around the little town square also! It was fun, at first, but it was SO COLD that by the 6th business we stopped at on the scavenger hunt, and we hadn't found our scavenger hunt item yet... we cheated and went directly to the business that had it. Whatever. Don't judge. We had some cranky, cold, and hungry kiddos that just wanted their prize! :)
 
I love all the following pictures of the kiddos. It's so hilarious to me that we can't get a single picture of everyone looking at the camera, yet, Lidia is always posing :)
Haha! This one below cracks me up. Pointing Mrs. Claus. Crying Baby Josie. And model Lidia.

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