Monday, December 17, 2007

Welcome to the Auburn Family Christmas

BooMama is having a Christmas Tour of Homes. Actually, she hosted it yesterday, but I barely managed to get my pictures taken yesterday. I was busy doing more important things, like dusting and vacuuming and sorting through bills I've been ignoring.

Here is a sample of the Christmas clutter decorations and creations around our home this year...

Last year, I found these gift tags that I had hoped Stinkerbell would color to put on our gifts. She is only barely interested in them this year. But we have made some progress. (Coloring is one of the perks of having children, btw.)

We have two Nativity Scenes in our home. "Mine" is in the background, with its breakable, ceramic figures. The one featured belongs to Stinkerbell. I found it a few years ago at Lowe's, labeled "polyresin". I interpreted "polyresin" to mean "unbreakable." Well this might be the case if one's child does not train and deploy the Three Wise Men to kill the bad guys that apparently followed them to the Baby Jesus' birthplace (it's in the Bible, check it out.)

As you can see, there was some collateral damage as The Three Wise Ninjas protected precious Baby Jesus. Joseph lost his right hand and the shepherd's staff was broken.

The Three Wise Ninjas suffered one near-fatal injury. Thanks to the quick thinking of the medic, his head was successfully reattached to his body with the aid of medical grade adhesive.

Below is a creation of Stinkerbell, the Chef Elf. We used the white chocolate/oreo variation, and it is becoming clear that I am developing a nasty addiction to the salty-chocolatey goodness.

Don't make a mess in her kitchen!

This is one of my favorite ornaments decorated with Stinkerbell's sweet little fingers.

This is Lucky's first ornament, which cost way too much. Don't tell The Mighty Hunter.

Here you see a variety of things... 1) Our dining table chairs doing double-duty as a gate around our tree to prevent Lucky from squishing/electrocuting himself. 2) Our tree, with its crooked, homemade star, and entirely too many lights. 3) The reindeer imprisoned behind the gate, on their best behavior, lest they experience the same fate as the deer with their heads stuck through our wall. 4) My old, dirty curtains. 5) Tracks in the carpet, proof that I do vacuum more than once a year.

Here are two of my absolute favorite things about Christmas: pretty babies in warm, new, coordinating pjs.

Merry Christmas y'all. God bless us everyone.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Very inventive with the chairs, you are!

Kim said...

Cute ninja decorations and cute kids!
Merry Christmas!

SAHMmy Says said...

Love the tree corral! And the snowman finger ornament is super cute! Thanks for the tour!

sMC said...

Christmas with Children is just perfect. Seasons Greetings to you and yours

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello, favorite Auburn fan. Thank you for the refreshing look at your Christmas decor. I enjoyed the commentary.
Mama Bear

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Everything looks great!!

Have a Merry Christmas!


Revee said...

It was fun to see your fun decorations. The Christmas tags are so clever. :)

Nadine said...

Very nice decorations. The pretzels look very yummy. Have a Merry Christmas.

Totallyscrappy said...

I love her snowman ornament that is made with her handprint. My kindergarten students made those for their parents this year!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Precious kiddos! Lucky looks so big.

Also, nice deer heads. All of my husbands trophies are at his farm trailer, where I hope they'll stay forever and ever.