Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gingerbread Man Chase...


happy 1st of december!!

how in the world did we get here?!? i'm not sure where november went!!??

i also have a confession...

i have one christmas present bought...

yep...ONE?!?

do you think it is time to panic yet?!? ;0)

at least we have the trees up and strung with lights...

the beauty above is gracing our living room and is waiting for new german glass glitter ornaments, a prairie rag garland, and i'm thinking some rusty bits from the barn...hhmm...

this year was the first time my husband and i have ever uttered the words...

{fake tree} + {prairie home}

it was not the best conditions to go traipsing out in search for the perfect christmas tree...

the kids gave up on us and the tree...

they decided to stay at grandma's after a failed attempt...

so i'm hoping to get photos of the finished tree before christmas but i'm really not promising much...

yes, there has been a year where no ornaments were ever added...

okay maybe two...

alright then...anyone still reading along?!?....

this post really went WAY beyond what i had planned...

i really wanted to ask my dear prairie readers for a HUGE favor...

you see i have a little boy who's kindergarten class is making a gingerbread man in school...

this little gingerbread man is already planning his escape...

he is wanting to visit all of you before his fate of being eaten by a bunch of five-year olds...

would you dear readers be willing to send along a postcard telling the kids that you have spotted their gingerbread man and what shenanigans he was up to?!?

something like this:

dear ms. davis' class,
my name is ______ i am a friend of mccrae's mom and just wanted to let you know that i spotted the gingerbread man here in _______!! i caught him trying to snack on my fruitcake and hot chocolate. he slipped through my fingers before i could catch him!! i hope he finds his way back to you soon!

sincerely,
___________

postcards need to be mailed by the 14th of december so ms. davis can get them read to the kids before they get out for the christmas holidays...

the address is:

ms. davis' kindergarten
loa elementary school
p.o. box 130
loa, ut 84747

would you mind making this the best gingerbread chase for my little mccrae?? we would *love* to see how far and wide the gingerbread man traveled...

*thank you* so much for taking the time to make this a magic moment for my little boy...

prairie hugs,


29 comments:

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Oh of course!!! I will definitely be keeping my eye out for that little Gingerbread man!!! Do you mind if I share at my place and tell others to be on the lookout too? How fun ~ Have a wonderful day!

The Shanty Girl said...

First I wanted to say, you are ahead of me I never start shopping or decorating until Dec.1 I like to give ThanksGiving it due. Years ago as a single mom I did not know how much money I had to spend until the week before christmas..and somehow for years I have kept the tradition of shopping when all the Santa's lights and decor are up......
What a cute Idea and yes I would love to send a postcard to your childs school! I loved your new line!
Sherry

cityfarmer said...

We "gave up" gift buying three years ago ...
We "give" to our kids and their kids all year long ... SO
we get together for a fabulous meal and wine and watch as they all share their gifts ....



wishing you and your cozy family a Merry Christmas.

I always love seeing your name pop up

Becky C said...

Hey Kristin,
At least you have the important stuff taken care of :)
Listen, I taught K for 10 years, and the gingerbread chase was always a highlight! I'll do my best to get a postcard out soon. The best memories in the making...
Blessings,
Becky C

VivatRegina said...

McCrae? Your little boy's name is McCrae? Oh my gosh, it MUST be from Augustus McCrae from Lonesome Dove! It is isn't it? My husband LOVES that movie SOOOO much (and I do too but I don't let him know that... hehe) and we decided a while ago that if we ever get to have a little boy, we're naming him McCrae. ;)

Leah C said...

sounds like fun...happy to help with "the chase":)

Farmgirl Chaos said...

Oh man! If only you said this last week....or if I would have grabbed some extra post cards. Gingerbread man could have traveled to Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic. But, instead, he'll travel to Iowa as well. :)

~Kristina said...

Gingerbread man spotted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Postcard to be mailed this afternoon.
What a fantastic idea.

Tina Eudora said...

I will pick up a post card this afternoon Kristin, what fun this is going to be and please do ask your little Mccrae to let us all know where else Gingerbread man showed up!
Tina xo

Tammy said...

I've bought a few gifts...no tree yet...so you are doing better than me!! I will most definetly send off a post card for Mccrae! I remember when my daughter did Flat Stanley in school...so long ago!
Have a great one!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

hometown girl said...

how fun! i will definitely do it! your photo is just gorgeous that texture class is going well i see! i wish it weren't such a busy time i would have love to have taken it with you! xo susan

Julie Harward said...

What a cute idea! It's a deal :D

chickie said...

I LOVE this.I worked st the YMCA back in IL.I enjoyed every minute of it.I LOVE kids.I will be sending the class a card.I am so excited about sending a card.I know from being around kids they will love this !!! I hope the gingerbread man dont bet a little warm when he passes through AZ here.He He
Have a warm and cozy day...Chickie

Ormolulu said...

Pretty sure I saw the gingerbread man kayaking on Bellingham Bay . . . he sure knows how to get around!!!

It's so funny to hear you talk about the tree--the last three years the boys were with us (gone now, sniff! sniff!), they actually preferred the tree just *twinkly* with lights. Hey, I was OKAY with that!

. . . and now we have darling *fake* white tree, which I love (but miss the smell--so various greens make their way to the fireplace mantle).

Bay hugs,

~ Debi

michelle said...

That is the cutest thing ever! Of course I will do that!
Sorry about the tree search. :(
I do though think that trees with just lights are very pretty!! You can always add little hints of color with buckets and baskets around the tree! :)

Love, Love your photo!!

Have a wonderfully warm day!!

Blondie's Journal said...

The gingerbread man sounds like the cutest idea! I will get a post card out from Chicago...where it is very cold! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Anna said...

I'm on it!!!

Petie said...

Putting one in the mail today. Hugs.

Allison said...

I'm new to your blog. I will do it. I'll put a post card iin the mail today. What a fun idea!

Heaven's Walk - said...

What an absolutely fun idea, Kristin!!! I'm all over it, girl! lol! I will get a note out in the mail tomorrow! :) I'd love to see those kiddo's faces!!! lol!

xoxo laurie

Martha said...

oh how fun!!! I think the girls would love to do this:)
xo

Deb said...

The Gingerbread man chase was a big hit when my "little guy" was in kindergarten too - he's 21 now :-)
I'll pick up a post card while I'm out Christmas shopping today and get it in the mail. You know that when the Gingerbread man comes to Canada he'll be watching a Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey game :-)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

OH what fun!!!!I would love to help with the chase!!! Would it be ok if it were a Christmas Card? Then I can send it out in the morning;)
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

chrissy said...

i would LOVE to help mr. gingerbread man and mccrae as well...(darling name by the way)
i actually wish lara and i HAD kidnapped you on our way to california...maybe next time? it would be LOVELY to meet you...
remind me where loa utah is?
did i tell you i was raised in holladay utah?
we are moving back there this summer after 14 years in the desert.
maybe i.ll have to plan a field trip to loa.
you are a doll
loooooove your blog.
xo
c

Curtains In My Tree said...

I can't wait to get home and find a cute post card to mail to the school.

How fun Your son will be a star also the gingerbread man.

I have some really cute post cards to send.

Janice

Cheyenne said...

THIS IS SO FUN!!!

lila Check said...

Oh of course!!!;)
will be keeping an eye open for this naughty gingerbread boy!
adore your blog...and following you now too!
hugs
lila

simple~needs said...

i will send one! i love this idea!!! be on the look out for something from cambridge, ohio. :)
please share with us where all the gingrbread man ends up going. ;)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Kristin, I'm mailing a card today from Texas, that's such a cute idea. My boys are in their 20's now and I wish they would have had this.

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