We started off our week recovering from plays, cleaning the house, doing school and on Tuesday the 17th we cut and baked our gingerbread Bethlehem pieces. The kids all chose their own building to make. Some chose the same as last year and others wanted to make new sets.
On the 18th we went over to the Schocks for our traditional Gingerbread Day! We had fun playing Christmas bingo, eating lunch, decorating houses, eating candy, and watching a Little House Christmas.
Here is our finished Gingerbread Bethlehem 2013:
On December 19th, Jeremy had a viewing party for last year's Christmas play, The Mystery of Christmas it only took a whole year to be able to finally see it! Before we watched that movie we had our own Christmas movie day and these cute sisters cuddled each other on the Mama chair.
On the 20th we enjoyed a fun evening with our friends, the VanderPols. We had dinner, watched Planes and ate Mr. Tim's amazing popcorn!
Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa who gave us a zoo membership as an early Christmas present we battled the massive parking traffic and made it to Zoolights on December 21st.
This is my group test shot. Peter is the only adult in our photo because the guy who we asked to take our picture didn't actually take any. I just now figured this out. So you have to imagine John, Shari, Zach and I in this photo too.
All the kid's in front of "the tree".
Our family pic caused a huge backup of people on both sides since we were blocking the sidewalk and it was super crowded this night.
My Zoolight Love