This past weekend, Jonathan helped us take down the Christmas tree.
Lavella and my mom set the soundtrack for the event:
Rachel and the boys put their new train set (Christmas gift from my parents) together with their old one, and were very proud of this set-up:
The boys are now officially out of Pull-Ups! They were wearing them only at night, and have been waking up dry for about two months now, so I finally made the decision to let them go to bed like "big guys". To celebrate, I made a Chocolate Gâteau (from Dori Greenspan's "Baking from my home to yours").
Elijah turned the heat up from 350 to 400 without my knowledge at some point in the baking (dangerous, naughty, I know.), but somehow it came out wonderful anyway.
Jonah has started to really smile; his dimples are so charming.
Rachel and my three little guys have been decorating a gingerbread (graham cracker) village for the past few days.
We used Martha Stewart's directions for cutting out the graham crackers, as we did last year.
I'm pretty sure that just as much candy was eaten as was used for embellishment, but that's to be expected (we only do this once a year, after all).
Jonah oversaw the efforts:
I hear he's quite the taskmaster.
Here's the finished product:
And our trusty work-crew:
I'm so proud of them!