Monday, December 22, 2008

Some Pictures

Not in order, because I didn't edit any pics from Thanksgiving yet, but here are some shots of our tree, and of the boys making their gingerbread houses last week:

Our tree
O Christmas Tree

The ornaments have been rearranged several times already. The boys like to play under it, and some fall, and then Jacob just likes to touch them LOL. All the "good" ones are up high out of his reach. Can you see what is under the tree?


We made gingerbread houses on Monday. That means we opened kits and assembled and decorated, LOL. There are 2 houses and a tree. I wanted the tree kit last year but they sold out and we didn't get it. It looked intimidating because it involved actually mixing the icing and using pastry bags, but in the end it came out great.

Waiting for the icing to harden

Samuel decorating

Troyer decorating

The final products:

Caleb and Micah's house

Troyer and Levi's tree

Noah and Samuel's house

Wait, did you get a good look at that last one? Did you see the level of artistry? Did you see...

Santa smashed on the roof?

The hyptnotizing snowman in the front yard, or the vampire on the roof?
or the chimney in the yard?

Do I get points for letting them do just what they wanted on this house? I hope so, because it was hard! I like Micah and Caleb's better LOL.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Many Pictures, All Still in the Camera

You wouldn't know it from my blog, but it is almost winter here! It is NOT almost 70 anymore, LOL. I have a few pictures from Thanksgiving (not as many as I would have liked); Jacob got a haircut; we put up the tree; and various around-the-house shots. We had some snow, too, but I didn't get pictures of that. Now it's time to do Christmas pictures. I hope to get some pictures posted soon, if only to get them off my to-do list! I did get Christmas cards out last week, without pictures of the boys. If anyone REALLY wants a picture, please let me know, and I'll send out a second card once the picture is done. Still on the list: Christmas cookies, and haircuts for the rest of the boys....