This year they had a Gingerbread house competition. We are so not good at making those. In fact, I think I've only ever made one other one in my life. But we signed up to get the kit they provided, I made the frosting and the girls helped decorate it. I got a little frustrated and almost tore the whole thing down. Luckily, some carolers came by and got me back into a better mood. :) I didn't think we'd win anything...but we did! Just for having Smarties on it. We got the "Nice Smarties" award. I wonder who had to come up with the categories.
|The girls were proud of their creation. I love that Cambree has frosting on her cheek. :)|
|This is what Sadie was doing...making a mess. How unusual. ;)|
At the end of the party, Santa made his appearance of course! Brinley sat on his lap again this year (2 years in a row!) but would hardly look at him. Cambree sat on his lap for the first time ever without crying! It's amazing! Maybe she wanted to make sure Santa thought she was a good girl this year so she gets presents. ;) Sadie, on the other hand, didn't do so well. But I got a good picture!
|At first she looked a little nervous but she warmed up to him it looks like. :)|
|Here's Sadie not too sure about what to think...looking for a way out.|
|Now she's crying to Shawn for some help!|
|Now we've damaged her for the next few years. We're such mean parents...but I love a good picture! I've done it to all my kids...maybe that's why we have Santa issues.|
|Here's Brinley's first time on Santa's lap. So scared! That year, she scared all the little kids and many of the little ones didn't want to sit on his lap. Darn! I couldn't find Cambree's crying picture!|