Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve

Our normal traditions are to open presents Christmas Eve, stuffed stockings Christmas morning then playing with new toys and staying in our pajamas for the rest of Christmas day. Well, that's a quick version of our normal traditions, we do other stuff too but that's the gist of it. Anyway, this year, with my nephew in town staying at my mom's, my brother in town instead of away with a hockey team of some sort and with GrandPop Bruce and Grandma Heidi coming to visit we changed things up a bit. We did an art project Christmas Eve, stockings Christmas morning and then presents and dinner at my mom's on Christmas day. So I'll have a couple more posts after this one but I'm lazing around today, still in my pajamas, relaxing and watching my boys enjoy their gifts and visit with their grandparents so it may not be right away. Can you blame me?

For Halloween I had purchased some wood cutouts in the shape of bats, pumpkins, gravestones, etc. and we had a blast painting them one night. I decided that since we had such great time then why not do it again for Christmas. This time we did snowflakes, candy canes (Noah had his upside down and couldn't figure out why the mistletoe looked so darn funny), snowmen, stockings and gingerbread men.
Here is Noah's gingerbread man, he is a junior purple belt with blond hair. He looks really familiar but I just can't place him.

This is Oliver's, Oliver added many layers of color then stacked his pieces on top of each other. This created this stunning camo-esque look.
More paint the better is his motto!

Joel's gingerbread man, he's quite cute!
I love the sparkle in his eyes.

Mine wants to be a traffic cop so I painted his gumdrops red, yellow and green just like the traffic lights.

We also put the angel, that Oliver made in pre-school on top of the tree.
A perfect tree topper.


Elite Stitches said...

Great job everybody!

Queen of Qwerk said...

When did the Kit Kat replace the Crunch Bar for Noah? Must say, I like his newer choice better!