Well the other night we attempted to make a gingerbread house with Madelyn. Let's just say it didn't go as planned. Two hours later it was only a house standing with no candy on it and it's still sitting undecorated on the kitchen counter. We had good intentions of involving Madelyn, however as seen in the photo, we just ended up giving her some leftover Halloween candy and a blob of frosting on a piece of cardboard to make her think she was really helping decorate the gingerbread house. I don't think she cared as long as she got to eat some candy.
Friday night we went to our ward Christmas party and Madelyn wanted to sit on Santa's lap. The whole time in line she was hugging my leg and acting nervous. Once we got up there, she sat down on his lap mesmerized that she was looking at Santa in the face. Then said in a really serious tone, "I want a bell" before he even said anything to her. Let's just say she's been watching Polar Express everyday for the last two weeks. It was pretty funny.