Christmas is still in full swing around here as we abide by the rule of:
Thou shalt keep thine Christmas decorations up through New Year’s Day
Doesn’t this kohlrabi looks like the grinch’s head!?
We’ve been doing lots of painting, gluing, collaging, crocheting, etc., etc. around here: Christmas always makes me want to create!
Here is Babyzilla protesting the very un-wintery (nearly 70 degree) weather in the days prior to Christmas
See the paper airplane hanging
Paper airplane (made by the Spy)
Tree of toys!
I will miss these lights and may need to pick up a few lamps once we take them down!
In the front yard
Dexie’s chair haha
Getting a hair cut (to even out her handiwork)
First I made the base and allowed it to dry completely before adding the tall pieces
Click here to see last year’s gingerbread (Eiffel Tower) and here for my basic recipe. This year’s version included garam masala and ground flax in the dough and fresh Meyer lemon juice in the icing; mmm!
Leftover building materials! Spicy and delicious!
Here it is drying (hence the chair holding it up). It is hollow and has spots to put in little battery operated lights
It still dried a bit crooked like the leaning tower of Pisa; it is leaning back so its not too noticeable from the front
This is me after finishing the gingerbread hahaha
Yawning, pre-service (7PM Christmas Eve service)
The kids all did a great job!
After the service
And then it was…
How did Santa get this 16′ canoe in here?!
Woo hoo! Canoe!
Dexie enjoying her present
The most Christmas-y train station! (Lionel train from 1953!)
Driving the train
Trying out the unicycle!
Watching A Christmas Story
Christmas in the garden
Smoochie set right to building a canoe rack on Christmas
Baby says leopard is a neutral haha
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!