December 23, 2010

Christmas Prep

Somehow the boys and I have managed to accomplish a few Christmas prep activities without one or all of us dissolving into tears. We made gingerbread houses

They went to see Santa

Asher cheesed it up in front of the Christmas tree

We even made sugar cookies, Buckeyes, and Ritzy Peanut Butter Cookies via Beth@I Should Be Folding Laundry. Although if I'm being honest mine look like the Frankenstein of the Ritzy Peanut Butter Cookie world. But they all eat the same, right? Also my sugar cookies were blah enough that I went back and iced them with the leftover white almond bark and added sprinkles. Surely that'll spruce them up, yeah? 

Tomorrow, Christmas Eve, we will be decorating the big dog gingerbread house, eating the crap out of the Mr's 'pizza snacks' which are not at all pizza-like but they're yummy to my tummy, and desperately trying to maintain some level of decorum while the boys lose their minds as they wait for Christmas morning. I think blasting Toy Jackpot and I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas all day should help, don'tcha think?


Shannon said...

We made the small graham cracker "gingerbread" houses, too. My sister gets one of the big kits for all the kids to put together on Christmas Eve, so we'll do that tonight.

Enjoy your day and have a Merry Christmas!

Brandy Wilcoxen said...

I could never finish the gingerbread houses, I always eat them...


Lorie Shewbridge said...

I love those little gingerbread houses... I've never seen them before. The boys photos with Santa are so precious, I can't believe you got them both to smile.
I SO love the Hippopotamous song!
Hope you have a very merry Christmas, I can't wait to see your pictures from Christmas morning. HUGGLES!!

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas!

Ordie O. said...

Ditto everything Lori Shewbridge said above! We are in agreement, gurrrrl!