|Michael with his "stuffed" house!|
|High demand on Gingerbread real estate|
|Like Father, like son.|
Autumn pre-made all the shapes for gingerbread houses, plus gave everyone cutters and a recipe which can be used for future house projects. Everyone brought lots of decorations, and the kids jumped right in and created some wondrous creations.
Some more smiley grandkids with their final projects. Brendan and Laurie finished theirs in record time.
|Peyton loved all phases of this project!|
|Haily with her "neat" little house|
While the Gingerbread houses were hardening, we ate at the famous Wilcox Pasta Bar.
Next on the docket was some great family entertainment: Laurie and Brendan provided
a cheery duet welcoming in the Season.
Rob shows that he can even play and sing sideways--one of our favorites from The Forgotten Carols by Michael McClean. Rob introduced us to this album shortly after he came home from his mission, and it's been a part of Christmas ever since.
Chris and Pam's Christmas Choir
Mattea tells one of the best jokes of the night. (Who's your favorite...?)Next came the Victory Arch, where parents heralded the success of each child, and we all celebrated their successes.
|Ethan Jess Wilcox|
|Hailey and Peyton|
|It's so good being me!! |
We hope everyone felt this way.
|Danny and Hunter ready to be recognized|
Every one needs a victory arch once-in-a-while!
Some how or other, Santa found out where we were and came to check on everyone's list.
Travis, however, was not impressed and Ethan's request was temporarily "shot down."
Presents for all "good little boys and girls" and all of our Grandkids are "good".
|Musical present exchange|