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.