We had a super fun week that started out with Vincent and Poe bringing the Christmas Jammies! This was the day that I found out that Alex actually hates sock monkeys and that the decal is too scratchy. For the record, Mallory loves her sock monkey jammies which is a huge relief after what happened a few years ago. (if you click on that link you will see that this is my 3rd year linking up with the amazing Liz)
Mallory is a budding fashion designer and talked to Poe all day about making her a dress. It's obviously a BIG job for a little elf to make clothes so they did the next best thing. Barbi is no longer naked! I wish they would have made me a tin foil hat.
|this is all iKeith's handywork. he even glued on bling!|
Over the weekend, we were VERY busy! We had the second annual LEGO Holiday House Building and watched Army lose to Navy for the 11th year in a row.
The next day was THE day I'd been waiting for! The day of the Holiday Chocolate Festival at The Broadmoor in beautiful Colorado Springs. I judged the cake competition and it was one of the most fun and interesting experiences of my life. To read more about it click here.
My mixing bowl was full of broken candy canes. I think they were trying to turn the mixer on with the hook part of the cane and they kept them breaking off.
I deeply regret leaving the flour out! What a mess!
We have another fun week planned and I'm sure there will be more shenanigans!
What did your elves do this week?
Disclaimer: Some Moms are getting a bad rap for using elves at Christmas. This is starting to feel like another Working Mom vs. Stay at Home Mom situation and I really don't want to see it come to that. The things my elves do....takes minimal time to set up, five to ten minutes to clean up and just requires a calendar and some great ideas to execute. My budget for the elves is $50 and this includes the jammies I buy every year. Call me an overachiever if you'd like but I believe this is time well spent.