When the daddy's away the kiddos will play... This is what we did when Ivan was out of town during December. :D
We hand printed some wrapping paper:
And, okay, ourselves, too...
We also made a REAL gingerbread house! It's messy, but so worth it:
Isabel wanted to make sure we had a chocolate lake. The kids had lots of fun decorating it with Mommy's "fancy" decorating supplies!