I thought you might enjoy the finished product.
A letter to Santa Claus from Boy O as told to Mommy O:
Dear Mr. Claus,
Thank you for making toys. We will have candy left over from Halloween, pumpkin bread and milk for you to drink. What kind of cookies do you want? Pumpkin?
I would like a gun that makes noise that is big. I would like a watch that makes noise. I would like a car that makes noise (preferably with Spiderman on it). I would also like a Buzz Lightyear doll that makes noise when you push the button. I would like shoes that make me faster and an Iron Man helmet.
Santa, do you have a telephone? Can I have your phone number? I would like to call and talk to you. Do you know Spiderman? What are you making for him?
We sealed the letter in a handmade blue envelope and delivered it to the special North Pole mailbox at the post office on Saturday morning. Have I mentioned that Boy O is obsessed with buttons and things that make noise?
I did not envision spending most of Sunday morning preparing and drawing up plans for a homemade gingerbread house. If you plan on making one, be sure to make your measurements and drawings ahead of time-totally worth all the trouble, but it took forever. Another helpful tip: wait until the sides of the house are COMPLETELY dry before applying the roof. I tend to rush things and am then surprised and disappointed when the whole contraption collapses. Luckily the rest of Family O was at the playground when this scenario and my subsequent 'gingerbread meltdown' took place. Leftover Halloween candy and M & M's came in handy, but don't worry Santa, we still have plenty if you have a sugar craving!
New traditions and good times all around. Stay tuned...next weekend we go to the tree farm to pick out our tree.