It's Christmastime ya'll. And I know. I know. Some of you are freaking out because it's not even Thanksgiving yet. But . . . listen. The Christmas "season" is too short as it is, so if we want to celebrate longer than gosh darnnit we are going to. And side note - our kids do think Christmas is a legit season along with spring, summer, fall, and winter. I have yet to correct them on this.
Anywho - we went to Gingerbread village at Exploration Place. It's a fundraiser for something fabulous that I actually can't even remember, but it was fun. I do remember seeing a lot of pictures of kids that have been adopted or need families. Like - older kids - I would say 8 to 15ish. It makes my heart sad and I really wish I could take them all in and show them how awesome it is to have a great family. Not sure if this was even the point of the fundraiser or what. I may get distracted easily sometimes.
The cool thing is that you get all the stuff handed to you and you don't have to clean up your kitchen floor afterwards. I'm telling you - these are two points that totally make it worth it:
Look at this cuteness. I wish I could snatch this baby and take him for my own:
But that would make his mom very sad. So I guess i will have to take her too. We do have a master plan to live in a really huge mansion and just be able to see each other whenever we want but have plenty of space to ourselves as well. And not in a freaky sister wives kind of way . . . someday . . .
Don't worry, Gary - you can come too. You are just as fab as the rest of your cute family:
She's very serious in her spectacles. Which are not real- they are "fashion glasses" but I can't help but thinking she rocks them like no body's business. She is so cute when she wears them! I probably need to get her another pair for her stocking this year. Shhhh . . .
Wesley may or may not have really flipped out at the beginning of the building process. It wasn't up to code in his book. There were spaces and the pieces weren't measured properly. The instructions were a bit shoddy and he threw them to the side and said "How can I work with these!?!" Luckily my sister had way more patience than i did and walked him through it. I wanted to tie him up and put him in a storage closet until it was time to go:
And this kid happily made two houses and ate enough candy for 5 houses. Typical . . .
This picture - I love. All three kids look super awkward and for whatever reason SO HELP ME they can not look at the camera when I am trying to take their picture. They will humor me and take the picture but their eyes are always elsewhere. At least Mr. Gingerbread and Mr. Strange Candy Striped Boy are having a jolly good day:
And then it gets even better when Amanada and Caden enter. It totally looks like they are photo shopped in, but I assure you they are really there. Too funny:
It was a fun family time and now I have cute little gingerbread houses to prove it. WOO HOO!