Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas!

This weekend the boys went to Donna and Jim's house to make gingerbread houses. They were adorable as usual. Peter made an Auburn house, Ben made a LSU/Georgia house (he said that these were his number 4 and 5 teams) and they made an adorable pastel house for Ava. She isn't quite ready for the spending the night/gingerbread house weekend. The gingerbread houses are also judged every year. Grandmama and Granddaddy give out awards for different categories. Ben won the Best Architecture award, Peter for Most Creative, and Ava won Most Colorful.

We picked them up on Sunday and went to the tree farm to get our tree. The tree farm has a hay ride, a maze and a small playground. Of course, we had to do it all. Ava had her first ride down a slide (at least with us)...I'm not sure if she liked it or not. We then went home and decorated our artificial tree in the basement. It has colored lights and we make that our fun tree. We had hot chocolate and marsh mellows and listened to Christmas music while putting on the ornaments. The boys were really a lot of help this year and Ava seemed to think it was fun. I do think she was glad to have the boys back...the house was very quiet this weekend without them. We still haven't decorated the real tree. It may not be until this weekend if we can fit it in with Peter's b/d celebrations! We are going to Chuckee Cheeses this Saturday with his friends from school and we are having his family party on Sunday at Donna and Jim's. Donna was wonderful to offer to
Best Architecture (I think the balcony helped him)

Ben's number 4 team

Peter's Auburn House (most creative award)

Ava's pretty house (most colorful award)

Tree Farm Entrance

Hay Ride

That doesn't quite look like a happy slide face

Decorating the "fun" tree

1 comment:

Jessdine said...

Josie and Pete have the same mouth.