Earns an "A"
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Watching this hug was mine.
This was his.
Ben needed help unwrapping, of course.
And I love a real surprise.
Notice the open windows and shorts. We made it to noon before we turned on the air conditioning. At least the AC did not break this year.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
We open one gift Christmas Eve.
I should be more strategic about what I leave under the tree that evening.
Alida was so incredibly tickled to get an Easy Bake oven that they were up until midnight making treats.
Which may be why we were like this in church on Sunday morning.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
While letting the kids photograph, which takes an amazingly long time, we were in frozen smiling mode through our mannequin challenge.
I definitely won.
And then he started laughing.
And then we got it right.
When we started to celebrate with a kiss,
The children pretty much threw down the camera and ran.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Note to self: the gingerbread cookie recipe makes enough dough for three houses, not four...
Gingerbread baby making snow angels.
Me: "Elaine, why does your chimney look like it is dripping in blood?"
Her: "Oh, Santa fell. That's him down there."
And when boys share the construction of a gingerbread house, there are a few crumbles.
Or as they say, there was a tornado.
Must have been what knocked Santa off the other house.
Destruction aside, Ben made a camp fire to warm everyone while they recovered from the damage.
Nicholas's contribution was to use his blow gun dart making skills to upscale a Christmas Tree mold.
Turned out pretty awesome.
She stayed far and away from the mayhem down the street and kept things classic and in order.