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...