12.21.2008

It's Almost Christmas!

Yesterday we went to the Nutcracker at the Mesa Art Center.  The boys loved it.  Matthew's favorite part was when the rats fought the toy soldiers.  Cute little Ruby Hughes was a sassy little mouse in the ballet and did a great job.  That's her just behind Cannon.  Afterwards, we had the Hughes, Wrights and Ted and Martha over for an almost Christmas dinner.  The biggest hit?  The chocolate fountain.  By the end of the night, the kids were covered in chocolate.

James actually preferred whole strawberries, but took his chocolate on the side.
This was our kitchen afterwards.  The picture does not do it justice.  There was chocolate on every surface, including the floor (which was a bummer because my mop literally broke just as we were about to mop, so we were on our hands and knees scrubbing).  It took us 2 hours to clean up.  Of course, the mess was worth having family visit.  And we're just glad we have a big enough house to have everyone over.

When Matthew was supposed to be in bed, he was helping us "clean up" the chocolate.  He was in heaven.  


11 comments:

The Mallory's said...

I think I would have been right next to Matthew "helping" clean up the chocolate.

So you Saturday!!!

Laurie, the girls and Scott said...

That picture of Matthew might be one of my all-time favorites.

Lisa B. said...

You are such a good mom/friend/daughterinlaw. How fun to have a big enough house to have everyone over. I am totally jeoulous.

Wright Life said...

WE had so much fun! I'm sorry we didn't stay and clean up, I don't know what we were thinking! I so sorry! I owe you 2 years of doing your dishes.

monica said...

No, just 2 hours. Don't even worry about the dishes. That's what happens when you have parties. Would you go to a party if you had to do the dishes afterwards? I sure wouldn't!

Michelle said...

I am also jealous you have a big enough house to have everyone over. I LOVE your kitchen too (even if it is a mess in the picture)!

bill, katie, and co. said...

Oh I feel so bad it was such a mess! We had such a great time though. We owe you guys...

mrs. timberlake said...

Hey, Where has my blogging friend been???

mrs. timberlake said...

no no, really....
where ARE you?

The Mallory's said...

No more excusses!! You should have your cord by now!! What the Hell! Even I put up pictures and I don't have a camera.

mrs. timberlake said...

Glad to know you are alive.

Night ONE with toddler bed, AWESOME
Night TWO, almost gave girls up for adoption - no seriously. it was bad.
Night THREE: PERFECT.

That's all I have so far. I will keep you posted.