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.


SOSOY said...

Oh, I LOVE the pictures! Your tree is just beautiful, and I was thinking how nicely that first house and the gingerbread tree turned out! Then I got to see the second house - LOL! I think my favorite is the snowman. Whooooooaaaaaa! I'm getting sleepy! lol

I hope to get my own pics up soon; as I told you, I wish I could have gotten a shot of the house disaster, but I didn't have the camera ready!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

Pretty tree! Great gingerbread houses, too! My kids also love to make one. Whoever thought up selling a gingerbread house kit had a great idea.

Kristin said...

Beautiful tree and the houses look great, too! I have never made gingerbread houses with the kids before -- maybe some year. Nice shot of your house in the header, too.