Christmas Fun!

21 Dec

Christmas time is here and last weekend the adults in our house decided that we needed a little Christmas cheer so we decided to decorate for Christmas! We not only started to get ready for Christmas we decided to do everything in one day. Wow, it was so fun! I don’t think I could celebrate Christmas without children. They make life an adventure. Nothing is going to work out as planned. 🙂

We got right to work Sunday after the gathering. So David, Dave, me and all the kids went to go look for the bestest Christmas tree ever. We ended up hiking all over our land to find the perfect one. We couldn’t settle for anything but the best! Now mind you it wasn’t the best of days. It had just stopped raining and the ground was soaked and there was water everywhere! After treading through some very nasty territory we finally ended up at the pond and found our “perfect” tree. So right away David started to hake away at it. Now when we all thought that we got it down we realize that it was right by the barb-wire fence and the trunk of three had split into to smaller branches and the barb-wire was going right through it. We had cut it down too low.  So David cut the tree in two and we had to take both parts of course, and make it work, for you e see it was the perfect tree after all and we would make it work. I dragged one half with Luna’s help while David and Dave carried the other half. By the time we got down the hill I was exhausted.

While we were getting the tree Ariel decided to bake up some sugar cookies from the dough that I had made. We got home gave the kids some cookies and egg nog. This picture below is of a little cookie monster eying some cookies before he stole a few.After the kids were done Mrs. Shalom pulled out the ginger bread houses that she had made from scratch and all the kids got to decorate them.  I think this was like the most fun part of all! I actually got to decorate one with Tristan because Ceder was going to but he was  sleeping. Now I have never decorated a ginger bread house and I think I had almost more fun then the kids. I loved it. Ariel was going around taking pictures of the kids decorating their house, she started with Morgon and Blue, then went to Ronan and Luna, then she looked at me and said smile Laina, I was laughing so hard. By that time Tristan was over decorating it, all he wanted to do was eat the candy, so it was just me finishing it. It was like I was another little, big kid having the time of my life. I couldn’t stop laughing. Here are some pictures.

Morgon and Blue making their house into candy land

Luna and Ronan

More kids decorating the ginger bread house! Me with Tristan

This is only one half of the tree

Ronan adding his touch to the tree

Meanwhile David only got one half of the tree in the house and realized that both halves would not fit in our living room. As it was one half took up half of the room. There was barely any room to walk through till David trimmed it.

We finished up the sugar cookies, decorated the tree, and to end the day David, the older boys, and I put up lights on the outside of the house. It was definitely a day to remember. I love living with lots of little ones. Nothing is ever stale, they will keep you young. I don’t want to have another Christmas without tons of them around to keep the Christmas spirit living on. Here are a couple more pictures. Hope you enjoy!

the older boys decorating their sugar cookies

My little girl! i love living with her!

If you look at Tristan's mouth you can tell that he has been eating the cookies instead of decorating them

Cedar liked to eat his too!

Don’t have the recipe right here with me, but I want to post my mom’s sugar cookies. They are Yummy!

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