Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas in July?

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to have a Christmas in July party.  I love the summer.  It's my favorite time of year.  The only time of year that comes close is christmastime.  I love all things associated with christmas tradition and look forward to it year round.  So what better kind of party for someone who loves both of these things then a christmas in july party?
Being a mom has taught me many things, one of which is that life gets in the way of plans in many cases.  And that's what happened to my christmas in july party.  Between kids having gymnastics and kids and moms getting sick, we didn't have much of a "party."  But alas, we made the best of our time anyway.
Instead of a crazy party, our christmas party became a playtime treat.  We had some of Zach's friends over and decorated sugar cookies with frosting and colored letters to santa.  Zach was not at all interested in decorating cookies, he's still too young for that.  But he did fully enjoy eating a cookie that mommy smeared icing onto.  He would've ate them all if mommy let him!  We also wrote letters to santa to let him know we haven't forgotten him in the Oki heat.  And we even did some handprint art and a water balloon fight instead of a snowball fight!  Oh what fun it is to play on a hot and humid day!
Time to write to Santa

Debating if he was good or not


Our Christmas cookies!

Dear Santa,
I haven't forgotten you this hot summer.  Please bring me a new baby brother to share Christmas with.  Some hair would be nice to keep me warm.  I have been a very good boy and will continue being good this year.
Sending some Okinawa heat your way,
Zach

Snack before having our "snowball" fight

Snowballs

Ready. Set....

It bounces!!

He hadn't even seen it pop yet and was cracking up

Once he realized they popped they were even more fun!

My boy ready for santa!

Zach's handprint art!

Merry Christmas from Okinawa!

Stepanoff Summer Sixty Checkoff:

Bake cookies for friends
 Handprint art
Christmas in July

Water Balloon Fight