Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gingerbread Trains

This year instead of making gingerbread houses, we made gingerbread trains. They were lots of fun to decorate. I just love seeing the boys get all happy and excited while putting candy on.

Easton did his completely by himself (besides the frosting - it was just too hard to squeeze out).
I pulled out some extra candy we had from Halloween and other things and he decided he needed a bat to be driving his train (it's sitting on top and unfortunately my bad photography skills cut it out and I didn't notice til now).

Cole and dad working together
Their train makes the other two seem naked :)

Peyton and mom making one - so much of the candy ended up in Peyton's mouth, as you can tell from his messy face and shirt

Peyton actually had so much fun decorating. Notice the pile of candy on top of the engine, he would put a piece on and then throw his hands up in the air and shout "Woo-ooo!" He is such a funny boy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


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Christmas Fun

I asked the boys if they wanted to write letters to Santa. Easton got so excited because he had never done it before. It was really funny to hear what they wanted to say, because I had no idea what to expect.

Peyton saying "chesse"
Cole getting "too tired to write any more so you have to mom"
Cole's Letter to Santa:
Dear Santa,
When are my presents going to come? B.O.B. Wrap presents in boxes. I love mommy. And I love Easton and dad and Pey Pey and myself. Love Cole

Easton writing his letter
Easton's Letter to Santa:
Dear Santa Clause,
I don't know what I want for Christmas. You can choose, I want it to be a surprise. I'll save you some cookies and milk and some napkins just in case your hands get dirty, and you put the whole cookie in your milk and then you put in your whole hand. You can't slide down the chimney because it's not a big square. You can just come in the door, just try not to wake us up because what if I see you? Drive carefully. Don't crash. And can I know the magic words that make the sleigh and reindeer go?
Love Easton

Letters all decorated in envelopes
Another night we made snowmen. I didn't really have any specific ideas as what to use for them but the boys really wanted to make "snowmen that can be inside". I just grabbed a bunch of craft stuff and they pretty much put them together on their own. I was rather impressed. Peyton's ended up being a couple styrofoam balls with a ton of holes in it. He kept pulling them apart and sticking them back on the toothpicks, always acting like he had created a masterpiece.

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We decorated our Christmas tree this weekend. After Seth and I put the lights on, the boys decorated it all by themselves (okay, except for 4 breakable ones that we put up high - breakable meaning they are already being held together by super glue, the rest of the nice ornaments are still packed away). It was so much fun to see them so excited while decorating. I think my favorite part is one little branch that has 4 candy canes all squished together. Their decorating certainly won't be winning any awards but I think it's beautiful. I also loved Peyton's reaction every single time he walked back into the room. It was like he was seeing the tree and lights for the first time, he looked shocked and in awe every time. So adorable.

Here's pictures of them showing off their work-

The fuzz on the left side of the picture is Easton's arm, but of course this picture had the best smiles of all the pictures I took, so I had to include it

See what I mean? Obviously it's very difficult for me to get all 3 boys to look at the camera at the same time and smile.