Johnny's aunt has a tradition of making gingerbread houses every Thanksgiving. Hers are AMAZING and one year we got to make them with her. It was so much fun that I have always wanted to imitate her. This was not my first attempt, but what makes me laugh is that this year I am decorating the house with TWO babies on my lap. And what is even more amazing is that as I look at this picture, I miss it. I miss those two babies. There were days when I NEVER thought I would say that!!
Johnny even got in on the action. (Though I find it fascinating that he's not holding at least ONE of the kids. I like to think it is because I am still the favorite at this point... I have to enjoy it because it only lasted a little while!!)
After a few months (yes, I know... months!!) these houses had to go, so before they went into the trash I let the kids have a go at them. (Not sure where Abby was for all the fun... sleeping, maybe!)
They were thrilled. (Though Zack was not quite SO thrilled with peppermint!!)
Often when I look back at those first few years after the twins were born and Lila was so little... it's all a little blurry in my memory. I remember the crying (by everyone) and the stress of having so many little ones, but I need to take more time to remember these good moments. Times when we were able to have fun and when I occasionally DID get things done (even if this blog post wasn't one of those things!)
These are the memories I want to keep!!