Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's beginning to look alot like CHRISTMAS!!

I can't believe that in SIX short days it will be The BIG DAY!!  Little Daddy will be F-O-U-R, and we will celebrate the greatest day of LOVE!

We've been baking! Gingerbread, and some treats that never made their photographic debut but were delicious none the less (Rice Krispy Wreath's especially)

She is not a great "helper" cooperative and enthusiastic yes.. but her output is just about nil.. 

The Mr. whipped up a batch of these... 
Hmm Buckeye Balls!! You'll notice that one is missing in this picture already.. I can hardly control myself around these treats, and The Mr. doesn't even pretend to try. 

 It Snowed!! We celebrated by eating the December snowflakes.. 
And with a freak commuter time  ice/snow storm we got a whole day off school, and was able to remember all the reasons I loved being a stay at home mom. 
We played Wii (did I mention that one day this summer I left the Mr. alone with the kids and when I came home we owned a Wii?)

I also took a hilarious video of Lil Bit and Little Daddy dueling it out in "SwordPlay" Lil Bit loses everytime, but one can't help enjoying her gameplay.

We cuddled in our jammas and opened Santa's workshop and ate homemade mac n cheese on this snow day.. if this post wasn't already so long I would post my recipe.. it's amazing.. but you can't eat it very often because it's terribly unhealthy.  (We usually balance it out with oatmeal at breakfast and collard greens and blackeyed peas for dinner)  Here is Lil Bit mashing up the topping.. She's not angry, her mouth is full of "friend in me" crackers (which is how she refers to Toy Story.  Our Mac n Cheese begins with bacon and is topped off with Cheez-It crumbles... and what comes in between is a cheese heaven let me tell you..

Santa's workshop opened..

The elves put in some serious time sewing pretty with Hello Kitty.. Miss H whipped out aprons, and burpcloths, and placemats in a truly impressive fashion. There was wrapping and singing and gift packing and post-officing as well..

Check out this fine cutting! HE's getting so grown up, although I'm not sure why he's cutting lefthanded. 

Can you guess who this is for? 

If you are reading this Abby, close your eyes.

Finally today at church we lit the 4th candle of advent... I'm sure this is where I should submit a mini talk about the meaning of the season.. but the meaning of the season was more than clear this afternoon watching Cubby, Miss H and Lil Bit caroling at the retirement community for some older members of our congregation. I love that we have found such a wonderful church home that provides abundant opportunities for us to share the Peace, Hope, Joy and Love that is brought into our lives through relationship with a Heavenly Father. 

Here are a few pics.. from the fourth Sunday.. Six more days and we will have four candles of a whole different sort!! 


Taylor K said...

I used to call Cheez Its 'Grandpa Crackers' because my Grandpa ate them all the time. You MUST send me the macaroni and cheese recipe! My favorite food, for certain. It looks like you're all having a wonderfully crafty Christmas! Enjoy.

sewthriftycollection said...

YAY! christmas.. tell lil Bit auntie always loses at sword play too! those cookies look delicious. I miss you and love you. WII = wee wee!! xo

snoopy said...

It look like so much fun
It brought tears to me eyes
Oh well just missing you all
You have a great family keep having fun
Love ya