Ooh this weekend was a good one. Full of all sorts of Christmas festiveness. We kicked things off with a holiday potluck at one of my mama friends' house. Conor said it was practically my "work" party; indeed, it was! So many toddler & babies, so much food. A real good time. We had both boys asleep by 7:30pm that night, so cheers to that!
The highlight of the weekend was our gingerbread house making. Liam was with me when I picked up the kit at Trader Joe's the day before, and did not stopped talking about it from that moment on. When I told him we could finally put it together on Saturday morning, he squealed with delight while jumping up & down. Liam helped me whip up the frosting, and then Conor took over the project. Came to find out, this was Conor's first gingerbread house too! I was filled with Christmas joy watching the two of them build it together.
Liam was extremely focused. He was overly excited yet patient. The sprinkles were by far the most exciting part, because they went everywhere and bounced off everything. There were multiple licks of icing, yet no candy consumption. Color me impressed. Meanwhile Finn tried to stretch his chubby little hands as far as possible in hopes of snagging some of the sweets... At one point he finally succeeded and had himself a fistful of icing! I licked those fingers just seconds before he could!
And ever since we have finished this adorable little house, the chatter about it has not stopped! It may just be Liam's favorite thing right now. He often tells me that he wants to play with it, yet he knows that he has to keep his hands off for it to stay intact. He wants to show it off to everyone and is terrified that one of our cats will destroy it. And every so often I hear a meek little voice say "I have something to tell you. I was a little bit rough with my gingerbread house..." We'll go assess, and typically some new piece of candy will be broken off. He just cannot resist the urge to keep tinkering with his house. He recently broke the dog candy off, but informed me that he didn't like that piece anyway, ha!