when we really got to look at it we saw that there are wholes in the ceiling, one of the windows is cracked and doesn't lock (which would be bad since we would be one the ground floor), the mirrorin the bathroom was smaller than ours and messed up on the bottom, and there weretiny whole everywhere that they had intentionally put there to stick insense (sp?) in and burn (we know this because there were still some sticks in the wholes).. Oh and also the hardwood floors had not been taken care of so they were not as nice as we thought. It is just too much hassle and money for someting that's no better than what we already have.. But on the bright side.. I get to start decorating for Christmas!!
Today Grace and I started ourfirst craft.. I helped her do hand turkeys :) She did one for her the journal I started or her, one as a keepsake, one for my mom, one for Chris' mom, and one for my dad. That is our little Thanksgiving surprise for them :) That was her first craft and I am so proud of her :)
Pretty soon we are going to do a hand print wreath, hand print reindeer, and a Christmas countdown chain :)
UPDATE: I did a little decorating while Grace was taking a nap, and then when she got up we did the Christmas crafts I wanted to do.
I have seen this one somewher before, but it wasn't painted.. it was cut out handprints. I wanted her actual handprints instead of just cut outs, and we added some fingerprint berries lol.
This is Rudolph. I came up with this on my own last year.. I helped my brother and sister each make one for my mom, and now it was Grace's turn :) She moved her hand, so Rudolph looks a little on the hefty side lol, but I still love it :)
We don't have a mantle, so our stockings are on the wall lol. Ollie's is the Grinch one, Chris' is the Stewie one, Grace's is the pink one with the snowman, and mine is the pink with zebra.