Since our Christmas festivities didn't kick into gear until oh ... Dec 20th or so, we are still carrying out some of our holiday traditions despite the fact that it's well past Christmas. On Friday (New Year's Day) we created gingerbread houses with the kids. I say gingerbread loosely as they were actually made of graham crackers, but really, to little kids it's all the same. Finley took decorating his very seriously and did his entire house by himself. Berlin needed a little help which I was more than happy to oblige. But she still did most of her house (minus the door & windows).
And of course, as always both had WAY more candy & frosting than anyone person needs to consume in a day. This might explain the licorice craziness that later ensued ....
Ok, so we're no Jamaican bobsled team, but I'm pretty proud of the fact that our kids were tearin' it up this year when we took them sledding. It was VERY different from last year (tears & screaming from Berlin, Finley not wanting to walk back up the hills & temper-tantrums). Nope, this year was all smiles, giggles, laughter, cold runny noses, and more smiles. Both kiddos even went down the hills in the sled all on their own and on their tummy! They loved every minute of it, and cried when we told them that it was time to go home.
Finley has informed me that whenever it snows now he has to go sledding and build a snowman. Who would have thought I'd actually be wishing for more snow?
Earlier that day as Ryan was shoveling the new snow, Berlin asked to go outside and I told her no because she was just in her underwear (we are casually trying to potty train). But, I said that if she got pants, shoes, and a jacket on then she could go outside with Ryan. Apparently all she heard was shoes & jacket because not 5 minutes later I came upstairs, looked out the window, and this is what I saw (along with hearing Ryan tell her to get inside). She was NOT very happy when we made her come inside.