Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gingerbread Day

This morning I was out the door by quarter past nine.  I gave myself 45 minutes to get to my dentist appointment in Lytton and, because of the roads, I still arrived about five minutes late!  Slip and slide was the chant of my morning no matter how slow I went… I’m beginning to dread winter and this is the first time this year I’ve driven in the snow.

Pulling out of the driveway I ran right into a herd of sheep grazing on the highway.  The sun was glaring and this guy (or gal) was one of the last ones to cross the highway.  I had only brought my 18-55 mm lens so no really good close-ups and really I should know better by now… sigh.

Pulling out of the driveway (by KansasA)

There must’ve been about 20 of them in total and they will all stand there carrying about their business as long as you stay in your vehicle.  I learned that lesson the hard way.

Morning Sun on the Sheep

After over an hour in the dentist chair, face frozen like the weather outside, I head to the grocery store, I had to blow quite a bit of time before Jevan’s class started their “Gingerbread Day.”  I would have driven home but, by that time, I would have had to turn around and drive back again.

A quick stop at the bank and I head over to the school, about 45 minutes early, probably a first for me :)  I scooted upstairs to nab Sydney so she could show me the stage Mr. White has been working on for the school play.  Sydney is starring as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.”  Thursday at 1:00 if any of you are around Lytton at that time :)

Props for the play (by KansasA)

It was lunchtime at the school so I helped Jevan into his coat and mitts and he headed out the door.  Miss Veenstra has decorated up the hallway with stockings the kids have made.

Gingerbread Day

I spot Jevan’s stocking and chuckle seeing his corrected spelling mistake :)

Jevan's Stocking

Sydney and I wandered around and I see, near the entrance of the school, Jevan has made a cute snowman.

Gingerbread Day

It’s time for the Gingerbread party to start.  First thing we make is a gingerbread house with graham crackers. 

Gingerbread Day 2009 (by KansasA)

Even tho’ Jevan was constantly licking his fingers and eating the candy we still make a pretty good house ;)

Gingerbread Day 2009 (by KansasA)

The next picture is not only to show you our next craft of the snowflake but that Jevan really needs a haircut!  It looks as if he has a pom pom stuck on his head but in fact it’s hair… standing straight up!  Oh Lord I’m embarrassed!  If I shave his head, which is what I usually do, in this weather he’s gonna freeze his ears off…. I just might have to do something creative this time… I wish I could stick his head in the Cricut :)

Gingerbread Day 2009 (by KansasA)

After snacks and hot chocolate I feel the freezing has left my face, only to be replaced with that “you’ve had your mouth open for over an hour and numerous needles” pain setting in.  I tell Jevan it’s time we go, the two of us head for the truck and wait for Sydney to show up.  I walk in the door at 3:30 and let Hubby and the kids pack the groceries in :)

Tomorrow is another trip to Kamloops and then Thursday is the kid’s Christmas concert and play so another trip to Lytton… but Friday everything is over…. YAAAAAAAYYYY!

For a ton more pictures of the Gingerbread Party head to my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kansasa/



Anonymous said...

enjoyed seeing a little bit of Christmas. It is all so cute. How do the wild survive in the winter? Not much in the way of food around.ab

Kansas A said...

I often see the sheep licking the road to get the salt that the highways guys have spread. Animals will also strip the bark off trees and eat that too.

Oma said...

Wow that road looks slick. I love the gingerbread house. It must have been a lot of fun for all.

Love Ya!