Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gingerbread House

The annual decorating of the gingerbread house should be re-named, the half hour where Kaylum gorges himself on as much candy as he can shove in his mouth event. Because for the second year running, that's what he did!!
This year we bought the pre-assembled kit from Costco, which is awesome! The kids don't want to wait around for the walls to dry, they just want to slap on candy. I liked it because the walls don't always cooperate.

There was left over candy, you can see it in the picture above in the little bowl. In that little bowl Kaylum and Keira made "candy soup" where they mixed all the left over candy together, got out a spoon and did more shovelling. I can't believe they didn't barf and I can't believe I let them do it. They even ate their dinner after. Shocker. I know.

The tree is up!

On Friday we made our fastest tree purchase EVER! It happened so fast because it was after 4pm when we got to the tree farm and I totally forgot, hey its winter, it gets dark at FOUR THIRTY!! HAHA! That's ok the kids picked it and its a great tree! It wasn't raining or snowing (the kids weren't happy about that). I had to tell them that if we waited to get our tree until it snowed, we may not get a tree! So because it was a spontaneous trip, there were no photos of our excursion and there are only a few of the decorating process, strange I know.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Disney on Ice

On Sunday we took the kids to Disney on Ice. We haven't been since Kaylum was a baby so we were excited to get to go again. We were even more excited that it was held in Abbotsford at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Event Centre! It was so great to be able to see this kind of event without making the hour or so trip into Vancouver. In fact, it was probably better because the arena is smaller so even though you are in the "cheap seats" and higher up from the ice, you aren't as high up as you would be if you were watching it in the "cheap seats" at the Rogers Arena/GM Place, so really, the cheap seat were good seats! That's a mouthful!

In case you are interested, most of the photos I took of the characters on the ice, I took with my point and shoot and without my flash. Chances are if I used my flash, I would have lit up the head of the guy in front of me and may have had the characters show up dark. Your flash will illuminate the first thing it hits (which is usually the guy in front of you). The nice thing about this situation is, you don't need a flash. Those spotlights are perfect and give plenty of light. I did crank up my ISO to 800 so there is some grain. But I'd rather grain than flash.

Santa Breakfast

On Saturday we hit the Santa Breakfast at the girls's school. The kids always love going and the pancakes are always super yummy. Santa comes and they get in a little visit and then run madly all over the gym with their little friends.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kaylum's First Christmas Concert

Kaylum had his first concert for Pre-School on Thursday. We were so proud of how well he preformed. He was so excited to be on stage and kept asking me all day when was it time to go? I asked him to wear his Spiderman tie but he didn't want to. So I told him that Marmie would really like to see it. So he wore it and that's why he's proudly showing it off in the video.