Thursday, December 18, 2008

More catching up

Saturday morning was our ward Christmas party. It was lots of fun. Crepes and a talent show.

Ashley wanted to sing a song, but never practiced anything. Then she was going to do a poetry reading--The Night before Christmas, but forgot the book. Oh well. We still had lots of fun watching our ward family. Sweet sisters.

Santa came.....

Now, here's the funny Santa picture I mentioned before.

Yeah, the boys really liked Santa, can you tell?

He really was the best Santa ever, and do you want to know why?

When he asked the girls what they wanted for Christmas, and after they told them, he asked them how they were doing on their quarreling and arguing with each other.

Boy, did they look surprised to know that Santa was aware of their number one problem area. (I was a little surprised too!) He let them know that his elves are still watching, and if they want their Christmas presents, then they would have to work a bit harder between then and Christmas.
(my dilemma? Ashley has just come up with a hair beader as the object she wants for Christmas. I have no idea where Santa will even find one at this point in time--yikes!)

So, here is our latest craft project.




We did the cheaters method, or the easier for little kids method. Graham crackers over a milk carton. I thought they turned out pretty cute.

And of course, what's the point if you can't enjoy them?


Kristina P. said...

The gingerbread houses look so good!

And thank you for the link. That story is so sad. I hope they find her someday.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

How fun! I l♥ve this time of year :) ♥ Hugs!

Amy J. said...

Good luck finding that last minute hard to get gift! That Santa Rocks!!

Mother Goose said...

love the gingerbread houses and good luck on your gift hunting.

Amanda said...

what a good idea with the milk carton. I might actually try that.
Big maybe though!

Jan said...

Way to fun Mikki. Love the houses. We are doing those tomorrow night. Love the glazed look as they ate them.

Santa is so cute. Tell Bro. Whoever that.

Sher said...

I like when Santa reminds the kids to be good. The other day we went to see the mall santa and he reminded the kids to listen to Mom, and clean their room.
Thank You Santa!!

Laura said...

When all else fails, check Ebay

or Yahoo shopping

or Walmart!

Good luck finding it. The gingerbread houses are adorable!

Sheri said...

You are so great with spending time with your kids doing crafts. You are a great example to us all.

the boyd family said...

so if i lived in your house, i'd be picking those m&m's off those gingerbread rooftops! :) yummy!!!

tammy said...

Love all the pics.