Monday, December 15, 2008

Hip Hip Hooray, we finally got the tree up!

The Christmas festivities continue and I have to admit I am ready for the end already. Almost done shopping, a few more small gifts and the stockings to still knock out. Last Friday we had the twin club playgroup at our house to make gingerbread houses. What a zoo, but also a blast! There were 6 sets of twins, all between 2 and 4 and 10 of the kids were boys. My kids are so lucky to have so many boys their age to play with. I was pleased with how the gingerbread turned out and Lowell was awesome to help me finish them and clean the house. We had tons of fun candies to decorate with and it was nice enough that the kids could play outside too. It was just a fun day. Here's Carter's creation, he was eating the candy off as quick as we could put it on.
Davis--his is still in pretty good shape now, mostly because he has just been eating Carter's. He has frosting on his face in this pic because, well, he liked to get into the frosting . . .a lot.
Is there anything more fun than playing in a laundry hamper with your brother?? I don't get it but it kept them entertained for a half-hour.

So last night finally we got our tree up--we kept planning to get it done and other things came up but it is now done. Let's see how long it lasts (3 glass ornaments were broken before I put them away to try again next year and Oscar (the dog) has eaten probably 5 5 year old candy canes [his breath is minty fresh])

One of our nativities
Another one (the rule is absolutely no touching either of them, please survive the season!)
The boys adding ornaments, they really got a kick out of having the tree up.

Adding the angel to the top, take 1
Okay . . .take 2

I'll do it myself!
For some reason this is the "chosen" corner of the tree, 90% of all the ornaments the kids put on ended up right here.
Carter with the somewhat finished product. He is sporting the consequences of the "who can gargle fruit punch and get it all over themselves the best" game.

Finally this year's rendition of I'm getting nothing for Christmas in three parts. I guess I'll lay off now, Lowell says the boys are going to get a complex--those who know me will know for certain the kids ARE getting toys for Christmas, way more than they deserve for sure. Though Davis did inform me that he was good at the gym today and that I should let Santa know . . .maybe this Santa thing will yet pay off this year. (P.S. If you don't already know, to turn off the music already playing, scroll to the bottom and hit pause, then you can hear the video).


Celestial Freak said...

You're boys crack me up! That video clip at the end was so fun!

Kristen said...

I want to see a video of you singing it! (but they are pretty dang cute)