Trust me, your 6 year old will la la looove you!. With pipe cleaner antlers and a circle of felt left over from our movie night last week, Ivy was probably the most excited she has ever been to get her hair done. She didn't even bat an eye when I stuck the nose on with a glue dot.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ivy counts down the days for lots of things and gingerbread houses is one of them. We have bought kits in the past but this year we decided to make our own from scratch. Lets just say there are pros to buying the kit. BUT it was fun and we all pitched in to make it our very own. Darin cut out templates for us and we all had to hold it in place while the frosting firmed up enough to stay.
This little guy kept trying to get us to give him candy. Sorry buddy, just because you have teeth does not mean you can eat candy canes. That smile won't change my mind either. ;)
The very hardest part for me is letting Ivy decorate it. But after 6 years I am getting the hang of it. Its not a magazine worthy gingerbread house by any means but really I couldn't have made one perfectly either. Sometimes I feel like I give up on doing things because its not going to be done just right. That it isn't how I pictured it would go or some silly thing like that. I'm learning from my family that creating memories with them is doing it perfectly. That a six year old's version of a gingerbread house, is awesome. Or that the majority of the ornaments on the tree hanging from the bottom branches is just how it should be. Because we did it together, and that is the best way to do things.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Its December and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. 2013 has ended up being both the best and the worst year for me. So I struggle with both wanting to enjoy the last month this year has to offer, and at the same time I'm ready to kick this year to the curb. But lets just focus on the positive shall we? Its December and it has the most wonderful things in store for me. We are getting sealed to Axel in the LDS Columbia River Temple this Saturday which I can't even... hearts exploding all around me. Its Christmastime and I have more blessings than I can count. I can't wait to enjoy this magical time of year with my family. So lets have a cup of cheer. I prefer chocolate chai at the moment.