Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

That much candy makes working together a breeze.
Finished house. Gingerbread man got
stuck on the roof putting up lights.

 Christmas Eve we finished up the Gingerbread house we started the day before and I am happy to say my first adventure in homemade ginger bread houses was very positive... not hard at all and tasted much better.

We had a family friends over and roasted marshmallows, watch movies and ate entirely too much candy.  Getting everyone to bed wasn't too hard though and luckily all the presents were wrapped and ready to go.
The Big Show.

Realizing how cool This gift is...


Really Cool ...
To which he said, "Really guys this is just too much..."
Help with a package...

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Snowballs anytime.  Pretty safe in the house unless GMan pegs you... or the dog gets involved.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas is Nearly Here

We would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season. May the light of a thousand cultures shine this winter season and shed light on all our lives.



Little Chefs

Baklava
Fantasy Fudge

Insect Unit And Knitting

If you Give a kid a jar and say go find Bugs they can pretty much nail this lesson.  One wood pile disassembled. One jar full.
Our family is also fast becoming a team of Chess "Experts" and Knitters. 
Whites Move.




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Two Sweet Girls Under the Christmas Tree.


Washington, DC

One of the great privileges of having lived near DC and still having family there is the access it gives us to the Metro and the Mall with all the Smithsonian Museums.  This time we tackled the Hirshorn and the Nation Gallery of Art.  Modern and Classical Sculptures and Paintings and the sites and sounds of the Capital building.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Halloween: Oops! Better Late Then Never

  So apparently I didn't make an entry of the kids Halloween costumes though I could have sworn I did. Well here they are... or were.
  GMan's costume, Blastzone from Skylanders: Swap Force was made with a washable paint, and though I covered it with ModPoge we got caught in a heavy down pour and the costume was completely ruined.   He is still sad about that.


CBird was a Moon Princess from the children's book "Zen Ghosts" by John Muth.