1. Firstly, no make-up
2. Blood smeared clear across my chin and cheek
3. Then a white napkin sticking out of my nose
Anywhoo, I thought you might like a recap of Christmas 2010. The intakes....... the out-takes...... the what in the world takes!!!!!
Our first snow of the winter. Gus is pretty much anti-snow. He potties, then runs as fast as he can to get to the porch.
The boys each got a Nerf gun for Christmas. Yeah!!!! (note sarcasm) Nerf bullets are my foe!!!
Rick once again lead us in 7 nights of devotion ("What God Wants for Christmas"). Then on Christmas Eve, he read "The Night Before Christmas" just as he has for 14 years straight.
I bought two gingerbread house kits for the kiddos to assemble. Ian tackled the main construction on one house, while Ryan and Gracie built the other. Notice the depth of concentration on Ian's face, then the complete boredom on Gracie's.
I'm already noticing a slight tilt to Ian's house.
Then Ian discovers the icing is sweet and yummy and delish.
Angus, who is highly aware of someone enjoying food, decides to assume the position, which means:
1. sad face
2. unwavering gaze at the person enjoying the food
3. then a quiet grrrrrrrr)
Ian then gives up on any hope of an architectural masterpiece and implements plan #2.....
MAKE A GIGANTIC MESS!!!!!
I'm not sure if he is proud of the mess or warding off the paparazzi.
and Ian's gingerbread house.
Gracie was able to see Santa at Rick's office. She was amazed that he knew exactly what she wanted before she told him. Santa is so cool.
I'm crossing my fingers that I get one more year of "Santa belief" out of her.