True story. I stole this post from my brother’s blog without asking him for permission. Sorry, Ted. (I’m not really that sorry).
Family Night… or day.
(written by my little brother, Ted)
Greetings and salutations! Going back a little more than 7.5 years now, we decided early on when Robby was a baby, that we would have an open invite to family members, once a month where we would cook up some good (hopefully!) kibble and just enjoy each other’s company. That way, Robby grows up with a good support cast around him and knowing the family from the immediate surrounding area.
As time has gone on, we’ve missed a few months, but for the most part, we’ve been pretty consistent. We’ve also added a few “traditions”, if you will.
That brings us to the subject of this post. It’s December 2012, and we’re decorating gingerbread houses.
This time, the boys picked who they wanted to be partnered up with. Robby and Aunt Doris (I got picked FIRST for a team! First time EVER!!!) were a team, as were Samuel and Aunt Molly, Caleb and Aunt Dianne, and last but not least, Jonah with his Aunt Lesley. Not one boy picked his Mom!
|A shot of the troops at work, getting dirty and having fun.|
|Molly, Sammy, Robby, and Me….|
Team Lesley/Jonah modeling their creation; ]onah with a mouthfull of candy.
|Team Molly/Samuel. Sam, unlike his brother, could show teeth in his photo.|
|Team Dianne/Caleb with their house o’ candy. Caleb hopped up on sugar.|
|And team Doris/Robby with their crafty craft (note the rainbow doorway!).|
|After the gingerbread houses were done, we had lunch, then decorated cutout sugar cookies.|
|3 of the lads at work.|
|The Four Horsemen pose with their creations.|
|…and again, just to relieve a little sugar pressure. And thus wraps up another family night!|
I posted about last year’s Gingerbread House day here, which was in November, and before my brother, his wife, and Robby travelled to China in December 2011 to adopt Caleb. See how well he fits into the family already?!?
What a lot of family fun and memory building. Just so you know, I’d pick you first for my team! Merry Christmas!
What a fun time! Merry Christmas!
LOVE the smiles and creativeness…
Your houses rock! As I was looking at the photos, I was thinking how Caleb just fits right in, so you too the words right out of my mouth. Cool. Love that you stole this. Pretty fun!
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