Christmas Randomness :o)
Each year, I buy a gingerbread kit for the kids to work on together. With four kids, things tend to get a little crowded and the pushier kid (s) usually end up doing most of the decorating while the others watch.
This year, I decided to let them each decorate their own house. They LOVED being in complete control of their little house.
I made the houses out of graham crackers. My initial idea was to use small milk cartons (like the ones they have at schools and the donut shop), but I couldn't find them anywhere! I checked gas stations, Dunkin Donuts, drug stores and Wal-Mart. I could have waited until the next morning and bought them at the our normal donut shop, but I might have been too impatient for that :o) Instead I just built the houses with crackers and icing and let the icing dry completely before giving them to the kids. It worked out great!
I bought lots of fun decorations (red hots, fruit loops, m&ms, sixlets, gummy bears, life savers, candy canes & sour rounds) and the kids went to town!
It probably doesn't come as any surprise that Baby Boy was more interested in eating his house than building it :o)
I mentioned before we are currently living in a rent house. Oh the joys...ha! When we moved in, I wasn't crazy about the frig, but thanks to Sparkles, our elf on the shelf, it is starting to grow on me :o) Who knew our elf on the shelf was a fan of Pinterest :o) Ha!
Speaking of Pinterest, when I saw this cute Christmas tree shirt, I knew I had to make one for each of the kids! I ran out of time and had to cut corners on the little girls' shirts, but I still love how they turned out. I just love dressing my babies alike. Is that weird? Ha!
Baby Boy's hat is crackin' me up! I thought it was a little small, but he sure didn't care! Ha!
We experienced our first "small town" parade this week. It was so much fun! Baby Boy's hat came in super handy as a candy bag! Ha!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Posted by Neil, Amy and The Girls at 10:10 PM