Yesterday I turned the Thanksgiving turkey into soup and stew (meals for a couple days -- hooray!), and the leftover sweet potatoes are now sweet potato (with chocolate chips) bread. And with the turkey all accounted for.... the deck is clear for the Advent/Christmas fun to begin!
I started playing Christmas music yesterday, and today Ed got out some decorations and strung up some lights in the school room for me! It looks so cheerful!
As promised, the kids put the last of the paper mache stuff on their "piggy" bank projects today (a fine project, but very time consuming and messy!), and then they made gingerbread constructions (we've moved beyond "houses"). I've decided that they are at the perfect age for gingerbread houses. I made the gingerbread and the "glue," but they took care of the rest of it. All I had to do was admire!
Here, Katie is spreading frosting for her swamp.
Here Harry is, doing what he does best. Following the warmth.
Katie made an oriental pagoda. Inexplicably located in an alligator infested swamp.
The Swedish Fish (on snowmobiles) are attacking (and destroying) Santa Claus's fort. Notice the Ninja Fish Warrior battling one of Santa's elves on the roof on the left.
I think it has a certain unique charm.