Monday, December 14, 2009

More holiday fun

I'm a bit behind in documenting our December, but I'll do my best to catch up before Christmas...otherwise, it might just be a lost cause. We've had such a fun month - doing lots of festive things to celebrate the joy of Christmas. Here are a few pictures of the fun we've been having:

Kennedy got in on the action of constructing our gingerbread house this year. She was all about helping until we told her she couldn't eat ALL of the candy. We ended up putting the finishing touches on after she went to bed.

Carter was so proud of the finished product. He had been looking forward to making another gingerbread house since we completed last years, I think. He still enjoyed eating lots of candy, but more ended up on the house as decoration this time around.

A few snapshots from our visit with Santa downtown. Carter was so good and really enjoyed the experience.

Too cute. My little munchkins trying to get a peek

Kennedy was much more fond of the reindeer than of Santa.

Unfortunately, I didn't really get any good shots of Carter's preschool program. My camera is old and awful and the lighting didn't help matters. (Hoping to get some good pics from my friend, Sarah, who's daughter is in class with Carter. hint hint :) All I can say is that seeing three and four year olds perform Christmas carols is quite possibly one of the sweetest things on earth. Hilarious, too. You could easily pick out the future performers and hams of the bunch. Carter didn't sing much but he did do the hand motions. When I asked him why he hadn't sang much of the songs, he replied "the girls next to me were shouting and it was bothering me." Hmm. Don't think he wanted to share the stage!

Miss K with our tree.

Carter posing with the Happy Birthday Jesus crown that he made at school. It's funny how sometimes they love having their pictures taken and then at other times I can't buy a smile!

Baking sugar cookies with Grandma. Thankfully they made and decorated the 2 dozen cookies he needed for his school program. Thank you, Grandma!

Funny times in the kitchen!

We were fortunate to bump into another Santa at our local QFC. Guess he's the hidden gem of Camas. They had a nice little set-up - cookie decorating, hot chocolate from Starbucks and a wonderful Santa and Mrs. Claus. Carter loved seeing the big guy again, but Kennedy was fully freaked out. T-R-A-U-M-A-T-I-Z-E-D! She went ballistic as soon as she saw the red suit, screaming in fear and digging her little fingers into my shoulder. Poor girl. Hope she forgets by next year.

My neighbor was there, as well, and snapped a few pics of Carter. Such a cutie.

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