Monday, January 12, 2009

Seamus-Style

In our family, we leave the Christmas decorations up until Ethiopian Christmas (Jan. 7), to honor Marlie's heritage. So last week was still part of our Christmas break and we finally got around to doing the gingerbread house kit. I learned my lesson after past year collapses, and actually read the instructions, which told me that after you finish assembling the house to let the icing DRY, before decorating. So, by the time the house was ready to decorate, Seamus was the only kid that wanted to decorate it. And I let him go nuts. He went to town on it and had a blast. And I think he did a great job. Definitely looks like something I would want to eat. (though I didn't thankyouverymuch)


Seamus, my crazy boy. I couldn't be more in love with this boy than I already am. Sometimes I want to just eat him up. Or maybe that's just because I'm on a diet.

Anywho, Marshall took the kids to the park this afternoon and captured some of the fun with his camera. I just love how Seamus' hair blows behind him when he runs.






If you can't help your sister move the rock...



Then move the rock with your sister...




That's thinking outside the box.

25 comments:

  1. those are great pictures...and I am so jealous how warm everything looks there... wow.

    And next year I need you to send me a gingerbread house kit. I can't get them here or the ingredients to make one!

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  2. are those bottle caps I see on that there gingerbread house????
    those would have never made it onto our gingbread house, cuz the mommy here LOVES them!!


    that last picture cracks me up!

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  3. so, next year, after the kids go to bed, ASSEMBLE the house. then, at some time durring the next day, bring out the ASSEMBLED house and let the kids go to town. That's totally the way I'm going to do it now that I just thought of it!

    And, beautiful pictures.

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  4. He does look like joy rolled up into a little body. I love his hair too, and the creative use of space (not mention protection of the hands) using Marlie as leverage for the rock :-)

    Love the pictures!

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  5. We used a kit this year (well, last year) where the house was already assembled... all that had to be done was decorate it. I think it was made by Wilton... can't remember and it was my sis who bought the thing. But it was so much easier than in years past! I'll definitely be on the lookout from now on for the same one this year.

    Love the flying hair pic... you are right, Seamus is one cute kidlet!

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  6. That happened with our gingerbread house too. They lost interest while waiting to add the candy. They did it but not very much more than half the candy was left.
    Love those pics of the kids at the park.

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  7. Cute pictures! We love the park - although it's not nice enough right now to go. :(

    I LOVE the gingerbread house. He did a phenomenal job!

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  8. I love these pictures... especially Seamus pushing Marley and the rock! Funny!

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  9. Smart, creative, beautiful children!!

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  10. Those are great pictures .. Love Seamus' hair!!

    Your kids are just adorable, Julie.

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  11. This is such a cute post and the pictures are priceless! Seamus still has such a baby face!!

    So sweet!

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  12. Oh, I love the fact that you decorated the house after Christmas...I'm thinking we'll do ours for Valentines Day!

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  13. Your kids are so sweet, really. Seamus is an artistic genius. We don't do gingerbread houses yet because MOMMY loses interest. And DD just wants to eat it before it goes on the house. *grin*

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  14. Oh so THAT'S why my Christmas tree is still up!

    (Great blog; great pics). The last one cracked me up.

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  15. Great post! Just love one pushing the other to get the rock rolling!! Very inventive. Thanks so much for visiting my Welcome to Alberta post. That Banff Springs Hotel is still fantastic place to visit - been there for conferences. A tad expensive though!

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  16. I love your kids. They are so stinking cute. Hope the diet is going as good as a diet can possibly go. Thank goodness for breastfeeding. It saved me this past holiday season :)

    Chandra

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  17. Love the gingerbread house! And the pics of the kids at the park are wonderful!

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  18. Spectacular job on the gingerbread house, Seamus! Mine looks naked next to yours!

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  19. If you're dieting, you shouldn't eat them. They're too cute and must thereore be high in both calories and sugar.

    If you must, try to find an entitled little punk. They are less appetizing so logic dictates they are high in fiber and made of tofu.

    I'd start looking at the mall.

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  20. I adore the picture of Seamus laying on the rock with his hair flowing. So, so cute!

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  21. What a great decorator he is! I miss decorating houses -- but so glad for you that this one didn't collapse :)

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  22. Great pictures! They look so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Carolyn (carolyneatta@sympatico.ca)January 12, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    That is some gingerbread house! The bottle caps lining the roof are making me hungry. Your kids look like they are having so much fun at the park...ours is buried under all the snow we have received in the last couple of weeks.

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  24. Can I just say that purple is my favorite color too! I just love your blog..I have 2 blogs and I'm looking for a new design for one of them. Your design is what I'm looking for! Your kids are the cutest!

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  25. I LOVE his gingerbread house! Those colors are super cool:) And yet, pushing your sisters and the rock at the same time is quite a feat if I say so myself. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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