we attempted to do a nativity the other night with our cousins... it was not as crazy as the billings family nativities of my youth, but we are working on it.
mary riding on the donkey
mary & joseph, baby jesus
joseph, jesus, and a sleeping cow
a shepherd, mary, jesus
wise man giving a gift. ivy knows all the gifts the wise men brought and loves to talk about them, i think she was correcting paka here telling him what gift that was...
the cousins crew
the two chubby babies:
on friday a bunch of friends got together at the beach park to make gingerbread houses. turns out store bought frosting is junk to make graham cracker houses out of, but i was not about to waste precious butter and sugar to make good frosting that would be thrown away. it was sort of a struggle to get out houses to work, but with this much candy around it was still a good time. after a couple minutes the humidity had gotten to velzy's roof of her house and it was totally sagging on the sides. guess it's the price we pay to live in hawaii and make gingerbread houses then play at the beach and get sunburned after... not to rub that in or anything.