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I took a break from the blog during the holiday but that means that I got a tad behind on posting some pics that I wanted to share and record for posterity - you know, the main reason I have this here blog.
Plus, once the kids got out of school, the day completely sneaked up on me because school was done on Friday and then, HEY!, Monday was Christmas Eve!
I know you know what I mean.
Anyway, in those few days we packed some Christmas-y stuff IN.
On Friday I had both K's school song fest in the morning and then G's Kindergarten Christmas party. Oh, and the night before I quickly made K's skirt (don't be too impressed, easiest pattern ever).
Her little pose kills me. She sang pretty well for the first few songs, especially "Away in a Manger" - even using hand motions - but then she and the rest of the 3 year-olds were like "whatever" and just kinda stood there. They were still adorable though. :)
At G's party the kids (including K) made crafts and decorated Christmas "wreaths" (donuts).
Later that afternoon we went to our friends' house to decorate cut-out cookies. To say my kids had a bit of sugar that day is probably the understatement of the new year. I coulda just opened there mouths like baby birds and poured 10 to 20 tablespoons in, but of course that's just not as much fun...
On Sunday evening we headed out to a local Christmas light festival/fair.
And when we got home that night we hastily put together our much-anticipated gingerbread house.
Which turned out to be a chocolate, peppermint house and well, frankly it was quite lame and fell apart before we even got it done. But the kids were still good sports about it. Probably because there were gingerbread man peeps and candy canes involved. Such troopers... ;)
On Monday we did some baking and making of treats and then I sang at church that evening while Tim sat with all kids at Christmas Eve mass by himself. Also a trooper. They were pretty good for him except that apparently K wanted to come "see mommy" while I was singing.
Recipe for the above HERE
And then on Christmas day, Santa cooked (hee hee!) and there was much merriment and gifts. Santa may have lost his mind a little this year, actually...
I think my living room has mostly recovered. It was touch and go there for a bit though...
So that's our Christmas in a nutshell
Hope yours was equally as festive, tasty and messy!