It was about 3am Tuesday morning when I decided
to start this post. I was in early labor with Lottie
and could not sleep. Looking back I wish I had just
headed to the hopsital.
Unfortunately, I waited too long
and didn't make it in time
for the epidural (which is more
the hospital's fault than
mine but that is another story)
So this is officially the Cartee's
last blog post without Lottie!
Cartee Family 1st Annual
North Pole Breakfast!
Thursday December 1st I decided to
have the family's 1st
North Pole breakfast to
welcome the holiday
season and the arrival
of Casey the Elf!
I set the table with our Christmas dishes
and I got the kids their
1st Christmas goodie bags!
We had chocolate milk with
marshmallows and candycanes!
The girl's got a cute new "big girl"
Santa cup filled with juice!
I made Rudolph doughnuts !
These were my favorite! So easy and cute!
They are just chocolate doughnuts with
red peanut M&M's as noses, pretzels
as antlers and icing for eyes!
Nixon Grace really liked them!
I got the idea off of Pinterest for
I of course improvised with items I already had!
Two pancakes, chocolate morsels for eyes
and buttons, bacon for a scarf, and a
sliced orange gumdrop for the nose!
I have NEVER had success
with making pancakes
so Jared generously offered to be in
charge of the pancakes and bacon!
(also, "No Shave November" carried into
the beginning of December)
The kids were so excited to see the
arrival of Casey and the breakfast surprise!
Nixon's favorite was the Rudolph doughnuts
Isla loved the pancakes!
And Roman just ate all the chocolate
and dipped his marshmallows in the syrup!
He did finally try his pancake!
Jared read the story of "The Elf
on the Shelve" during breakfast!
The kids received their 1st present of the season!
I got cute Christmas bags and filled them with
Target $1 items for the kids to
prepare them for December fun!
Roman got a Christmas coloring book,
Christmas pajamas and socks,
Nixon and Isla received
(Nixon wore for the next several nights!)
I love how excited Target $1
section makes my girls!
If only this would last forever!
The funniest moment of the morning was after breakfast.
I dressed the girls for MDO and Isla came in screaming.
We asked her what was wrong and she said
"We were lying to her. Casey the Elf was not real!
He was fake and he does not come to life"
She was so serious it was hilarious!
I immediately looked at Jared to see how I should respond.
We simply told her (like we have told Nixon) that
she was right. Casey the Elf is just for fun and pretending.
I thought that might be the end of Casey and Santa
but both girls have had a blast "pretending" that Casey
and Santa are real this past week.
Nixon reminds me daily that we are pretending
but thinks it's really fun.
Isla I think has
forgotten she doesn't believe. :)
We had a wonderful 1st annual
Cartee North Pole Breakfast!
It was full of fun memories
and new traditions!
Next year we will have one more
plate of snowman pancakes!
(I think we are going to have to buy a bigger table!)