So I haven't been a total stick in the mud, we did take a rainy afternoon and hunt down the perfect Christmas tree. All boots and umbrellas but a good time was had by all. We went to the usual spot of Thortons, which we've been going to for years and years. It's not a bad lot, but it sure was busy the day we went and it was all I could do to find parking! The girls had fun looking at all the "baby" trees and Mr. J was glad it didn't take us all day to pick one (he actually insisted on getting the first one we saw, as I like to wonder for atleast another hour and then come back to the first one.. he's starting to know me too well!)
And Alexa had a special day at school, she got to do some special holiday activities and came home with a gingerbread house, un-decorated and falling apart.. After two mental breakdowns because the roof would not stay on and the candies weren't sticking the way she wanted, I caved in and decided to help (isn't that the motherly thing to do!) So I globbed on the frosting, and put some in a ziploc so we could get those candies to stick on properly. After placing EVERY candy on the tiny house, this is what she came up with.
Not bad, and she seemed to have a really good time decorating it. Sometimes I have to remember that she's only 6.. and she really does need help.