I wanted to make gingerbread houses, but I didn't want one of those already made up, just put it together kits. We did gingerbread men, bears and snowmen instead. Maybe we'll do houses next year.
I have to say that Isabella's gingerbread men/bears were a little disturbing , don't you think? The first one really cracks me up as she used red icing to put the eyes on, looks a little frightening. :)
The rest of these pics are of our trip on the "Polar Express" -- Isabella was so excited. She LOVES the Polar Express Book and Movie and quite honestly, although we aren't "Santa" people, she was all about Santa this year. You probably can't read her shirt -- it says, Santa, Define Good. :) The train ride was really fun, obviously the movie has helped this immensely. They had the soundtrack playing, read the book, then we took a ride to the North Pole (looks just like it doesn't it?) and picked up Santa, who then gets on and gives each of the kids a bell. As we reach the "North Pole", Santa and his sleigh are sitting outside, you can see Isabella yelling out the window to Santa. Actually, Isabella cracked us up with Santa, we've never taken her to see him before, but we decided to take her this year. She told him 2 things she wanted, then as we are leaving the mall she sayd "Oh no, I forgot to tell him that I want jewelry!" Then she didn't really get a chance to tell him on the train ride, she was very upset. Then after Kenny's work party one night we drove by a house we see every year. This guy goes all out, tons of lights and dancing figures, a whole huge train set up in a garage.... this year he had even built a little Santa Shack, was dressed up like Santa and sitting there. We were driving by and Isabella saw him and started YELLING out the window "SANTA, HI SANTA -- I FORGOT TO TELL YOU I WANT JEWELRY!" :) Kenny and I were trying so hard to hold back our laughter.