Before I left for our shopping trip, I made Tyson, Lilah, and Jaxon a cupcake tray of Christmas colored
I also found these adorable cookie decorations, by Wilton, at Target, and I thought they were perfect for the occasion.
Destiny is so used to my expectations and has sorta become a mini me so she made sure to document all of the details as well as the kids decorating their homes.
I think part of the reason I wasn't so devastated about missing this is because this year, at our local Christmas Craft Show aka "The Stocked Market", I bought these reusable, plastic, gingerbread houses. So, I know we will be making a "LOVE shack" for Valentine's Day and an Easter House. Ooooo, maybe we could make a "Summer Rental Beach House" too... There will be multiple occasions to decorate these homes. It was the BEST investment I made at Christmas.
I think Lilah has a "candy crush" on Jake. Sigh... Do crushes really start this young?
Jax really LOVES to decorate, cook, and bake. He's going to be an amazing and FUN husband.After decorating their houses, I gave each of the kids a new movie, popcorn (both Kettle Corn and regular) and their own pack of Christmas Jelly Bellies. I think this was helpful and kept them occupied.
When the movie NO LONGER kept their attention, each kid had a craft to do. It's called "color-a-plate". This was the perfect craft. We always need something put Santa's cookies on.These were so cool. Each plate came with (3) coloring sheets. You can color the sheets, switch them out, and eat off of your creation. I think I paid $1.99. These plates came from A.C. Moore.
There you have it! A special thank you to our favorite babysitter Destiny! Be on the look out for our Valentine's Day LOVE SHACKS!