I'm not one of those moms.
I don't like messes. I hate play-doh. I loathe sandboxes. Painting only happens in warm weather around here so that it can be done OUTSIDE. For crying out loud, the LEGOs are on the top shelf and RARELY come down...if ever!
But it's mid-December and there isn't much Christmas happening around here. Shane's been sick. Too sick to do the outside decorations and too sick to take the big kids for a tree. I haven't done much shopping. I've done practically NO baking. Aside from a few snowmen, nativity sets and the advent calendar, I'm not feeling very Christmassy. So, I think I may have over-compensated:
They had a blast! And, honestly, it really wasn't that bad. Sure, the icing got a little messy, but next time, I'll do things a little differently. Yes, I said next time! I think we might make this an annual tradition. Not only did the kids have fun, now I have another decoration. Bonus for the fact that I don't have to actually STORE it after Christmas is over!
Here's the finished product.
(Zoe's side...notice various attempts at patterns)
(Ty's side...you may notice he didn't get to to gumballs in time...Zoe snagged 'em all!)