Christmas Eve usually means a candle light service at church and then home for some yummy Bar B Que. However, there is no nursery and therefor not a chance that we are taking the monkeys with us. They may be cute and all...but cute is NOT chasing them down the rows during the service...or calling the fire department b/c they knocked over the candles. All very possible occurances.
Chris and I decided we would start our own family tradition with the boys this year. We let them bake a birthday cake for Jesus. They had a great time helping make and "decorate" the cake. Next year I think we will switch to cupcakes...stay tuned.
Parker (on right) : "Hey, brudy...you think they will notice if I stick my finger in the cake?"
They went with the decorating moto: spread some, lick some...spread some, lick some.
We like sprinkles yes we do...
Santa's elves hard at work Christmas Eve
Chris and Betsey (sister in law) testing the scooters out. Yep they work.
The boys heading in to see their loot on Christmas morning.
Santa brought them a fun rug and of course some new cars and trucks
Peyton and Uncle Greg checking out the many roads to travel
The boys trying out their scooters from Hannie and Pa Pa
Do these two pictures need any more explanation for the switch to cupcakes next year? Yes, a community cake it was. Well, a community cake for two!
Peyton: "want a bite?" Uh, no thanks buddy... not telling how many licks went into icing this cake!
I've included a comic below that I thought was a fitting example of our home. You may remember our tree from last year. Of course this year wasn't much better. Why you may ask? Well, you're in luck...I just happen to have captured some pictures to include and I also happen to capture the crime being committed!Where might you find the missing puzzle piece and cell phone? Why the Christmas tree of course.
Proof you might ask?
PROOF! Caught in the act... now we know how the puzzle pieces, cars, trucks, cell phones, angels, wise men and various other non ornaments ended up in the tree.
Yep, this one was AFTER timeout from the previous picture. Oh boys...does it ever end?
Maybe next year, maybe next year.
Should have thought of this solution:)
"It's the only way we can keep the twins from messing with the tree."
Ha! This solution would have been perfect...only till I found them swinging from the tree like tarzan:) Oh, life with boys!