Big weekend

Hoop house one goes from pad to partially erected.

Child reminds mother that success is a state of mind. Our gingerbread house may not get of Certificate of Occupancy, but it was fun to assemble (and to lick the extra icing).

After two days inside trading germs, mother has no more reason and allows child access to straight pins to make cranberry, pin, and snap shish kebabs. Note the styrofoam - "I made a mouth, Momma!" 

And, last but not least, our Christmas tree is up. Perfect height, just an inch below the ceiling, proving once again, everything is better at the farmhouse.