Monday, July 28, 2014

Merry July!

Waiting for December is so tough when you're a kid.  The boys have already started their Christmas lists and are currently trying to wrap their minds around all the events we need to check off our list prior to December 25th.   Max likes to name them in order...Back-to-School, Halloween, Fletcher's birthday, Thanksgiving and THEN Christmas.  It seems so far away.

So, just for fun, I surprised them with Christmas in July last week.  Who wouldn't want to celebrate Christmas more than once a year?  

It was hot and humid outside, but in our house it was a winter wonderland.
 I have to admit that blaring the holiday music first thing in the morning put me in a great mood.

The night before, I told the boys to wear something either red or green and that I had a surprise for them the next morning.  They came up with some hilarious guesses as to what the surprise was, but for the life of them couldn't think of what the colors green and red had to do with anything?!
They were so excited when they saw what it was :)
Bagel snowmen and watermelon trees. And we always need green juice.
I had a couple small crafts that I bought at the end of the season last year to give them as "presents".
Then he got really artistic and started sprinkling "snow" from the table on his mask.  So creative :)
Then they made little snowman ornaments.

And "pretend winter" wouldn't be complete without a snowball fight. So we headed outside in the heat to throw snowball water balloons.
 At this point I had to put down the camera because I was about to become the target :)  All three of us ended up drenched because once the water balloons ran out they, of course, resorted to using the hose.

Christmas memories being made in the summertime.

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