Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thought I better

Thought I better update our blog before we leave on the cruise. I have a feeling I'll have lots of pictures I'll want to be posting afterwards, and I just might not ever get back to posting our latest.

We got our poor little Charlie Brown tree up. I bought it last year for really cheap thinking I'd get a nicer one when they go on sale after Christmas and I never did. After Tristan and Devan pulled it down and made a mess of it this year, I'm thinking we might just have to stick with this one until they are a bit older. I figure if they ruin this tree I won't be to heart broken, but if I buy a $200 tree and they wreck it, I might be a little upset. We decorated it half way up because Tristan kept pulling off the ornaments and running off with them.

I took the boys to the park today and we had to bundle up because it was quite chilly. When we got home we made hot chocolate to warm up. After dinner Devan and I made gingerbread men and houses. I had never made them before and it was a lot of fun. Oh and parchment paper is a lifesaver for roll out cookies! Devan is so funny, he had ate way to many cookies, but still wanted more. I told him no, so he went up to Chad and said, "Dad, do you want to share with me? Would you LOVE to share with me?" The way he says it is so cute. How can you say no to that? Well, I guess we did say no, so it is possible, but it was tough! Oh and the gingerbread houses came from a halloween cookie cutter set from williams sonoma that I got for $1 (the set was originally $20!) They are actually haunted houses, but I thought they passed pretty good for gingerbrad houses. I'm hoping the Christmas cookie set goes on sale after the holidays :)

I almost forgot one last thing, the boys and I took all their old crayons, took the wrappers off, broke them up, put them in a silicone cupcake baking thing, and melted them down. Here's how they turned out.


Michelle said...

Whoa those crayons figures are AWESOME! Fun stuff! Haha Tristan had a fun time with the ornaments on our tree today! ;)

~Our Family~ said...

I love the fun creative ideas u come up with! Have fun on your cruise!

Seth and Natalie said...

I think you should be one of those homeschooling moms. You have such good ideas! And I didnt' know you were such a lucky duck and got to go on a cruise! Have fun!

Lana Cox said...

Thanks Natalie, I think I would go insane being a homeschool mom, though. I love my kids, but I think it will be nice to have them in school, haha

Lerwill Mommy said...

fun gingerbread men.. YOu should post the recipe.. I have one but it is weird.. they come out hard as a rock. lol. i think it was ment for building gingerbread houses or something. LOL.
and I am now a follower of your blog!!