Thursday, December 09, 2010

Christmas fun!

Lots has happened this last week, I just haven't felt like blogging, but before I get too behind I better do it.

First of all, it's freakin cold outside! (feels like -27C today they said, and supposed to be colder this weekend, but then it goes back to what it has been) I think every year people forget how to drive on icy roads! I almost got rear ended and saw the truck swerve into the oncoming lane all the way across so they wouldn't hit me. I had to slam on my breaks because the guy in front of me pulled over to turn and at the last second changed his mind and swerved back in front of me. Loser. Anyways, in other words I hate driving on icy roads and it's ridiculously cold!

So we had our ward Christmas party last Friday and the kids had a great time. I made our gingerbread house with the girls that day for it and I have never been so stressed in my life over building a gingerbread house! It kept falling apart because the icing wouldn't hold. So I had to hold it together carefully because it was covered in icing while the girls decorated. I ended up putting it in the fridge and it stayed together finally. Anyways so we won "most fanciful" for ours. The girls loved it!

Oh and check out the twins new "cheese" smile. So funny.

Our Disney princess castle!

So after the party Dustin carried it out and some boys were playing basketball and the ball ended up smashing right ontop of our gingerbread house breaking it into a bunch of pieces! I was devastated. That thing took me a lot of work! The one boy was laughing saying "oh that was such a good shot!" I'm like, "it's not funny" and another lady was like "ya it's not funny" I tried to be ok with it but all I could think of is how Kyla would react and I didn't appreciate the kid laughing his head off. I felt so bad for the girls cuz it broke. Anyways I told her and she asked "well can I still eat it?" I said "yes of course" so she was happy with that. So whatever, it was all good in the end. I'm a little hormonal too, so don't mess with me and my gingerbread house!

Those who are wondering, I got the gingerbread house at wal-mart, I saw it and it was fate. I had to get it!

They had games at the party, and they played donut on a string. Kyla did good but after all the cheering she got embarrassed and started crying. She has a thing lately about all the attention on her and the laughing. Although she loves to speak in primary up front and was so excited for the primary presentation. So i've kind of nailed it to the laughing thing, and I think she thinks we are laughing AT her not with her in a good way. So we have to be careful with that lately, she's a sensitive girl.

Pin the nose on the reindeer, I either have a genius on my hands or she could see...

Do you like Rudolf? I drew it, thank you very much. Kyla said that's how she knew where the nose was, because I drew it.

I'm assuming this was snow balls, and they had to pick them up with the spoons and put them in a bowl. The little girls loved it.

Somehow I added these next few but they didn't work on the post and I just realized they weren't there, so these are more from the party of the girls just doin stuff.

The twins playing donut on a string, it was hilarious. I love how Presley was all embarassed, you can see it on her face and Jayci just grabbed it and shoved it in.

And this was the best picture of the 3 of them I got the whole night.

I know I can always count on a cute picture from her though!

Kyla had her school Christmas concert last night and it was the cutest thing ever! They had to wear a toque and scarf for it and they sang 3 songs. She looked so cute. Jill got it on video so i'll post it when I get it from her. I'm glad I wasn't the only freak mom in the aisle getting pictures. This one mom right in front kept standing up waving hugely, yelling at her kid to get them to see her. It was hilarious. Her kid must have been the one screaming the songs the entire time... ha

My little beauty

Emma and Kyla, the cutest 4 years olds around.

Singin her stuff

Making crafts in her class after.

She loved it, but she was so exhausted after. That's what happens when you get up at 5am dear!

I'd hate to ruin this post of beautiful-ness but I must share what my husband had to do this week, because the guys from work "told him too".

I made him shave it before Kyla's concert. I definitely wear the pants when it come to this hideousness.


TinaLaRae said...

What a cute ginger bread house! Where did you find a princess one? Sad that that boy was so rude, but glad that K was okay with it. So last year a lady in my ward gave us her gingerbread icing and it is amazing, holds everything so well. And then you can use the pink or whatever icing comes in the kit for decorating. here's the recipe:
Cheri Phillips recipe
3 egg whites at room temp
3/4 tsp cream of tarter
1 lb of icing sugar

Mix everything togetheron low speed until blended. Then on high speed until peeks hold firm, about 5 minutes. This recipe can be doubled.

Brandon and Kristy said...

k oh my gosh! brandon just grew one of those tooooO! thats so funny. i made him shave it cuz it hurt to kiss him ahahaha. awesome. kyla looks adorable!! and i dont think you described your gingerbread house very good... its kinda perfect and you said it wasnt lol

The Harker Family said...

Oh my goodness Kyla and her little cousin are so adorable! They look like little movie stars! So sweet! Oh and look at your twins's growing! Yay!!! Pigtails!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the ginger bread house. It looked AWSOME! Randy has had a gotee ever since we meet. I want to see him with out it, but he wont shave. The most he will do is a handlebar (like Dustin's) But the girls, I just can't get over how cute they are. If you guys ever come visit Kristy, you HAVE to let me take pictures of your family!

Meagan M said...

Kyla and her cousin are seriously so cute! How fun for them to have eachother so close by!

So...Ben grew a full on beard and just barely shaved it off this week. Ugh - it was just NASTY! I feel your pain!

Ashley said...

Ugh. I HATE facial hair. Sorry Dustin, but that's pretty sick. Chris grew what I like to call a pedophile mustache. On a lighter note, the girls look super cute as usual!

the fellers said...

I would have totally been ticked about the gingerbread house, and probably would have even cried....haha, gotta love the pregnancy hormones!

And I LOVE that you added, "The guys at work made me do it" Oh men....cant live with them, cant live without post!

The Pratts said...

Okay that gingerbread house story was tragic...but actually kind of funny...only because you got mad but then Kyla didn't even care! :) Cute Christmas concert photos!

Anonymous said...

K a couple things:
You are beautiful!'s true and you're an awesome mama!!!
Also....I wish they had those gingerbread houses when my girls were little!!!
Also....I love, love your drawing of the reindeer!
Your little girls are angels especially Kyla in her adorable hat and scarf!
Love how you roll with the punches Mind!

Tim and Ashlee said...

Oh my! I love the Princess gingerbread house. I want it and Kinsey really wants it. I've already bought one, but that one's just too awesome. Must find it! :)

Tim had a crazy beard the other day and then shaved it off to just a nasty mustache. I dared him to keep it but he was to embarrassed to go out of the house with it. haha

Amie said...

That is an amazing ginger bread house. I would not have been please if someone hit it up either. Love all the other photos too!! BOO Moustache Movember!!