Our almost completed tree:
Matthew rattled off items from the lists he drew in October while Catherine asked for "Ghostbusters and Candy" from what we can tell, which is at least a vast improvement over last month's answer of "Robin for Halloween".
After a full day of excitement, we ended the day watching more classic TV with the 1960s "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". Eventually we'll learn that all this vintage TV makes toy making very difficult for Santa.
Which must have been awfully exhausting!
The next day we headed off for one last playgroup before Christmas followed by a potluck. Our friend had made a great photo prop and the kiddos had tons of fun with it!
That evening it was time to finish up one of our big Christmas projects and complete the gingerbread house. We added dinosaurs:
Somewhat nice smiles achieved through bribery:
And a close up of the house. My favorite are the snowman skiing on the roof, the fishing pole in the lake (with fish food) and the collection of graham cracker shanties surrounding the house from various kid parties.
And most importantly, our redneck cloche to protect the house from the puppies:
There was no bribing the kiddos to get a nice picture together though: