Saturday, December 20, 2008

winter daze

The Annual Great Graham Cracker Challenge

Mason chose a scene from Robinson Crusoe
Note the gigantic Swedish fish just offshore

Paige went with snowy Utopia
(The pretzel sticks are cattails, we were informed a dozen times)

The It-Really-Truly-Finally-Snowed Snow Day

Yes, it was really that dark when he went outside first thing in the morning.

The fruits of his pre-dawn labor.

What Moms Do on Snow Days

Jen wants me to assure you that she is not really a giant. And I'm not really a leprechaun. Lisa is graciously slouching for my benefit, yet showing me up with her cute black scarf

When Snow Becomes Boring

Some kids practice geography.

Others look up obnoxious videos.

The Great Tree Hunt

(Or, Where You Go When Your Regular Tree Farm Closes Because Christmas is Less Than A Week Away)

Mason was promised he could do something with a hatchet this year

Men at work in the tree lot across from our neighborhood

We go for the free and/or homemade only eclectic look

(For the record, I'm on the Blog This Mom tree team)

Merry Christmas.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You had to go there.

Very Mary said...

You know, it's no wonder Robinson did so well on that island, what with the fish being that big and all.

Shana said...

So many comments to make, so little time. Where to begin.

Graham cracker art is adorable. Mason is a creative genius. Also? The second snow photo of him? Wow, does he look like mom in that photo.

Girlfriends over on a snow day. Lucky duck.

Geography and the use of a computer for anything other than a video game on a snow day? My daughter has never heard of such things and thinks it might be urban legend.

Is there a reason you waited until the eleventh hour to get a tree?

Ditto team Blog This Mom, because Team Jenn @ Juggling Life? Her tree makes me feel inferior in oh so many ways, and jealous. Blog This Mom's tree? Makes me feel, "ah, you too."

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Piping hot coffee and's like summer redux. But colder.

It was a great day!

Danielle said...

Looks like fun. I like the tree ours is decorated with a majority of the ornaments on the bottom of the tree, I was going to go redistribute the ornaments but just couldn't bring myself to do it. And again, jealous of the snow...

Nora said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! Enjoy the snow.

Amy *aka willa* said...

Awesome graham cracker challenge!!! Kudos on Best Use of a Snow Day!

Mrs. G. said...

Merry Christmas! I'm glad Mason was able to wield a hatchett this holiday season.

San Diego Momma said...

You are making this Chicago girl really want it to snow here in San Diego.

Your day looked righteously festive. And I love the tree. There's nothing better than homemade eclectic.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

That tree gets the Blog This Mom! Seal of Approval.

So do the graham cracker scenes.


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