well, since it's christmas break, and we are sitting around doing nothing but thinking about our sweet girl in africa, i figured i better do something fun so these kids would like me.
i had planned on making gingerbread houses with them over break, and i'm so glad that ashley did it first---she had the most brilliant idea of hot gluing the graham crackers together first...to make it easier to frost.
not only did it make things much easier, but it allowed me to sneak in a bit of my OCD creative side in the mix.
i made every ones house a little different so we could have a bit of a village, and it would look symmetrical with some tall and some short.
i know, OCD.
milo thoroughly enjoyed decorating his.
he preferred the "let's see how many goodies i can get on my gingerbread house" theme.
here's mine...i went with a vintage, 1960's inspired flat roofed home.
(seriously? i'm totally kidding here---but it does kind of look like that).
caedmon was all serious about his.
he even drew out his creation before actually frosting and decorating.
he had grass on there (green skittles) and even made a santa face and an elf face on either side of the roof.
this art major is quite impressed.
hadley practiced her licking skills and made sure each candy would stick good by licking them first.
every few minutes i would catch her with 18 marshmallows in her mouth.
i brought down a few of my beloved cake plates to display our village.
notice that there are "tres" days till christmas.
thank you dora and diego for teaching my children spanish.
i do have to say that doing things like this is fun with the kids, but it takes a lot of me to stay involved. my
to-do list grows by the minute while i'm sitting there.
then the crumbs on the floor start making me twitch.
i usually have to refrain from getting up and moving everything to wipe down the table just to keep it clean.
oh, and don't forget that ever important email that might have made it's way into your inbox.
it's a battle.
anybody else feel this way?
or is it just me and my OCD.