One tradition I love doing with the kiddos is doing ginger bread houses. It's messy, frustrating to get the house to stand up, and extreemly fun with kids :) I saved some Halloween candy this year and we put it to work for us. I also found an extreemly easy and sticky "glue" or frosting that made getting our houses to stay up a lot easier than those kits they sell! It came from Martha Stewart.
1 lbs powder sugar
5 tbsp meringue powder
1 cup water
Beat for 7 minute and put in zip lock bag with a hole cut in the corner for pipping.
Another thing we love to do is see the kids reaction to Santa. Cohen was in heaven! Santa has story time here every morning and although I found him to be a lousy story teller, he did keep the kids entertained and Cohen loved hearing from Santa. He's a little too creepy for my likes so don't be too excited about seeing their pic with Santa. My favorite is when Cohen was asked what he wants for Christmas he said he wanted a DS (which he already has). When we asked him why he asked for that his simple answer was, "I want a DS that never runs out of batteries". Oh! I get right on that. And Jace's answer was simple, "treats". Done.
As you can see, Carter was not amused. I'm secretly hoping for a screaming picture from Carter next year with Santa. Those really make the best pics!
We also went down to North Park Mall (a huge mall for rich people :) where they had this amazing train step up. The boys loved seeing all the trains and Justin and I were quite impressed with the replica of down town Dallas!