While I don't have any gift ideas, I did want to share our holiday decorations and crafts that we've been busy with. It's starting to look pretty darn festive around here.
Missy at Two Little Monkeys demonstrated some adorable handprint reindeers as one of her weekly crafts on her blog! So cute, right? If you're looking for some fun ideas for crafts, check her blog out!
Notice there are only 2 handprint reindeer and not 4....Bella and Garrett refused to make one. I pretended to cry, hoping they'd feel bad and give in. But they laughed and said, "Look, we made Mommy cry". I got the last laugh though when I reminded them that I have Santa on speed dial and all it takes is one phone call from me and there will be no presents under the tree come Christmas morning.
Here are some little snowmen that the kids and I made...
Oh and our makeshift gingerbread man wreath...
The stockings were hung from the staircase with care....good thing we don't have more than 4 kids or someone would've gotten a raw deal.
I thought it would be fun to make gingerbread houses with the kids.... yeah, I must have been hitting the crack pipe a little hard that day. Once the houses were constructed, we actually did have a blast decorating them and putting our "yards" together.
Of course, maybe I just thought it was fun because I was buzzing from a sugar high after eating a whole bag of large marshmallows.
This is Santa Claus, sitting atop of the bookshelf....staring at us with those empty, glazed eyes (kinda how I looked after the kids and I made the gingerbread houses). Oh and notice the "Silent Night" decoration? Wishful thinking on my part, right?
Here's our tree in all its glory. I don't think this picture does it justice because it really is a wonderful sight, especially when it's night-time and we have all the lights off in the house.
Okay, here's a picture of the tree at night...the picture still doesn't do it justice.
This is one of my favorite ornaments!! A friend of mine sent it to me for Christmas 2006 with a little note that said, "The minute I saw this, I thought of YOU". It took me a minute to get what she meant. Check out the Mama reindeer's face...that's exactly what I looked like the first few weeks after having Garrett and Landon.
The following picture actually wasn't our original Nativity scene. I had a gorgeous one that my sister had given me a few years ago. But someone, who refuses to take responsibility, broke it when he was taking it out of storage. He claims that it was my fault...saying that I never fully sealed the box last year when it was put away. But we all know I'm perfect and I would never do such a thing.
I have to say, though, that it was kinda funny when Cole and Bella ran in the house screaming, "Daddy just killed baby Jesus".
See that lovely candle there on the right....I put it on our little table with the other decorations and then thought to myself, "I should probably move that before someone breaks it". What do you think happened no less than 30 seconds after I had that thought? One of the spawn broke it. I was able to piece it together with crazy glue....for now, anyway.
And, last but not least, are our outside decorations. I'm not sure why I took a picture of it during the day because obviously you can't get the full effect of it, with all the lights glowing. Now that it's dark, I suppose I could throw on some slippers and a robe and take a picture of it....but I'm not going to....because I'm a lazy ass.