Thursday, December 22, 2011

25 Days: HH Style, Day 21 & 22

Day 21: Drive & Look at Lights
I've always loved looking at Christmas lights.  The neighborhood I grew up in always went all out. We actually had an annual contest, with multiple categories to vote on for light displays each year.  I loved to drive around and cast our votes!  There are some pretty incredible light displays in Kansas City; so many that there are entire websites dedicated to mapping out all the "must sees!"  Since C-Monk hates her carseat, we knew we wouldn't have much time to drive around so we selected one neighborhood display to check out this year; Christmas Card Lane.  This neighborhood has tons of homes decked out in lights, all tied together with the theme of large Christmas cards from each family.  It's a strange neighborhood with 1980's split-levels, mixed with brand new traditional homes and the light displays varied just as much.  My favorite was a huge farmhouse style home covered in white icicle lights and white lights lining the path up to the house; beautiful! Boogie's favorite of course, was the house with the huge inflatable Mickey Mouse Santa!

The whole experience was fun, but also a little creepy....all these cars driving slowly past the houses, some people getting out to take pictures. It'd be fun to live in a neighborhood like this, but it would get old and annoying really fast! Just wondering if this is something you have to include in a seller's disclosure..."buyer must be willing to spend ridiculous amounts of time and money on Christmas light displays each year while hundreds of complete strangers will slowly drive past the house staring at your work (and in your windows) while taking tons of pictures to share with more strangers..."

Day 22: Make Reindeer Food

1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 cup oatmeal (we don't eat oatmeal so we used rice krispies!)
a sprinkle of red/green sugar

How does it work?
Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home

(no, I didn't write or invent this, but thanks for thinking I could be that creative...)

Boogie did a great job helping scoop the ingredients and put them in the bag.  We'll sprinkle it in the yard before bedtime on Christmas Eve!

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