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Monday, December 13, 2010

Here comes Santa...

What a week, is it just me or do the days in December go by faster than normal?  It must be part of that Christmas magic :)    We went to have breakfast with Santa this past weekend, a good time was had by all....  See my silly girls here... I realize...we don't do the norm and ask our kids what they want for Christmas all that often...  When Santa asked them, Kobi said, "Uhh, I would love some tic-tacs."  And then my little Finn says " Ci-tsh-ma TEEEE (translated: A Christmas Tree)"  

 Truth be told my Christmas shopping was done and wrapped before Thanksgiving... no not because I am organized, because I vowed last year that I would be done before Thanksgiving when the stress of the holidays sent me into a tail spin.  So asking the kids now what they want for Christmas is a bad idea...you just may find yourself fighting through the aisles of T@rget..  I am determined to enjoy the holidays this year, and so far my little plan worked... We also celebrate 3 of the little ones birthdays the week before Christmas...  Yeah,,, Chaos is our new normal :) 


We did get all 5 littles  sitting on Santas lap, all with somewhat pleasant looks on their faces... I wouldn't have put money on those odds..they just always keep me on my toes.    And this photo cracks me up... they had a man giving out Christmas tatoo's and the kids got to pick from several designs... He put one on Finn and then made a comment that no  kid had ever picked that design before...  it was a  Christmas HAM!!  I know the pic is hard to tell, but so stinkin' funny, that's our girl. 



My little man Ty.. loves to be a helper.. We did a 2nd Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and this little guy LOVED helping.. He rather help me cook and clean than play or watch TV... Watching TV is probably his very least favorite thing to do, he hates it and refuses to even look at the screen. 

We also busted out this Christmas tradition...  and I learned a lesson.  We waited for Collin to be home because he still has to be a part of certain traditions, I think he would have been heartbroken if he came home and saw this done without him.  But this is the last year that one Gingerbread house will be enough for this crew.
  When the candy and icing came out it was more like a free-for-all of who can apply the most candy the fastest.  Collin and Kobi could have spent hours making it perfect, but it just wasn't happening.  6 kids, 12 hands, 60 little fingers all clamoring at this poor little house...not pretty... next year I will need to either break it up by boys and girls... or by personality type..those who want it pretty and those who want it done...   
Here is Finn after she got busted for the third time with a mouthful of candy...


And here is our finished product....looks like hansel and gretel got sick all over it.
Hope you all are enjoying the Holiday season,  bundle up and have some cocoa...it's cold out there :)

8 comments:

fullertribe said...

This is awesome! Only Finn would go for the food tatoo, love it. I agree that next year you will for sure have to have more than one house. So glad to have you posting still. I look forward to seeing new things!

groovy mama said...

HE-HE!!!! I like the CHOICEs of 'most pretty' or 'JUST DONE'!!! That is clever! Looks like your World is going just as quick as ours-i don't even have time to blog;0)

Merry Christmas
Donna

Joy said...

What a great house! I don't even attempt it here, but if I did Taylor's mouth would definitely be stuffed with candy.
We attempted a Santa picture, but she just freaked out and refused to leave the stroller (same day as the disappointing photo shoot at Picture People).
Love the ham tatoo.

Kristi said...

We'll be making our gingerbread house in a day or so. I'll be sure to post it in all it's overdecorated, overiced glory...

Amy said...

y'all are funny.. this is my least favorite of the holiday traditions.. such a mess, but boy their faces sure light up.

chksngr said...

Amy, HELP!!! How do you celebrate a birthday the week before Christmas?!?!?! With Noah's birthday on 12/21, I'm struggling to find the right thing to do...This year will be the easiest year we have...he's only ONE so doesn't know the difference...but sheesh...it snuck up on me and a party seems odd and...well...there is the whole present overload thing...what is a mom to do!?!?!?

Jenny said...

I want to come live at your house! Y'all have so much fun!

Megan said...

Love the pic of Finn getting caught. I feel her pain in trying to have self control but giving in and then getting caught...oh the shame and guilt. that kid is a cutie...well all your kids are cuties.
merry christmas to you and your cuties!!