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New York Skyscrapers

December 20, 2011

Our friends promised the kids no piddly-dink milk carton gingerbread houses. This year we were to make New York skyscrapers. We sure had plenty of candy to decorate and the boxes were hand-selected from their pantry. Interesting to me that Katie and Jessica were the ones to completely finish theirs and worked until the very end…almost 2 hours. Michael and Gianna lost interest pretty quickly and their houses were finished by the mammas instead. I wonder if the girls or us moms had more fun. At any rate, the houses turned out great. We are so very thankful for great friendships! Thank you dear friends for a great afternoon (in the middle of your finals even)!

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And just because the weather has been in the mid to upper 60s all week, every playdate needs to end by doing log rolls in the grass.

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Legos have invaded our house, and this Advent it’s been specifically Star Wars legos. Yesterday, walking through the dining room, I see this in our manger. It seems Joseph disapproves.

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And this week has been our baking week. I’ve had some great little helpers! We’ve made two batches of sugar cookies, cake batter rice krispie treats, Oreo truffles, Peanut Butter Reese cookies and of course icing and more icing. (Thank God for bleach that made my white counters white again!)

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Christmas break means time for friends, cookie decorating and game night. Our new friends are so great!!! The house quickly fills with kids when they arrive. It makes all of us happy. Michael loves the oldest boys for playing Wii with him. Katie loves her buddy who likes to play card games (Anyone know great ones they might not have played yet?), and Clare gets so much attention mom/dad are a distant thought in her little mind. ALL their kids love all over her. She’s in constant rotation between them. Clare loves the attention and smiles just as much as they do playing with her. They are expecting a new babe in July 2012. We can’t wait to love all over theirs!

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And a sweet little surrogate mom held her so long she finally fell asleep. Sweet Sarah was in heaven…as were we to watch her. She’s a beautiful young lady!!!

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And on that note…good night.

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