Just ten days until Christmas, is that right? Well, we continue to be knee deep in Christmas activities that are keeping sweet little hands busy and sweet little faces full of big smiles, how about you? Last year I found these ginormous Gingerbread men, you might remember them from this post here. Well, I went and bought them again, thank you Trader Joe's, and they prove to still be a big hit. Dare I say I might even like decorating these better than Gingerbread houses as there is no wait time for icing to dry after house construction, y'all know what I mean.
Noah is so in love with the movie Prep and Landing and if you hang around my Facebook page you know that I am too, it's just too cute! He wanted to make his Gingerbread man either Lanny or Wayne but really I think he just wanted to put those green goggles on him most!
Here are the completed Ginger Kids. Noah's on the left and Penny's on the right. Yes, those are sprinkles. Everywhere. You can still find them on my kitchen floor as they bounced all over the place during decorating. Oh boy!
Our Christmas Advent yesterday was for the kids to pick out their special ornament for this year although I changed it to be that they would just 'Open' their special ornament. I thought it would be more fun if they had a little package to open so that is what we did. Every year we try to find an ornament that suits their personality. My parents did this for my 3 siblings and I and it was always so fun to get our ornaments out every year and ooh and ahh over them saying, 'oh, I remember this one' and 'this one is my favorite!'
I always like the Hallmark Holiday Keepsake Ornaments, they always have something cute and, so far, fitting to each of our kids every year plus I like that they are package so carefully in their own little box. We write each child's name and the year it was given on the box along with a little note from mommy and daddy. The box makes it easy to put them away once we take the tree down and then we can easily remember who's ornament is who's the next year.
This year, Noah received a Prep and Landing ornament, of course. Totally fitting for him this year.
Penelope, our little ballerina, received a Barbie Ballerina ornament. She is In Love to say the least.
And little Eloise received a Curious George ornament as she is quickly becoming the George fanatic of the house. Good thing we have lots of stuffed George's from Noah's hey day.
So, just 10 more days. Are you ready?