... and when I say "he built", I really mean HE built it. He's always been handy but this was truly his big creation.
When we got there, we heard low music behind the house. Surely they weren't outside in 31 degree weather? Why the radio? To keep the bears away. No. Seriously. He once had to shoo off a bear that got too close to the house. Off to investigate, you find the gazebo (also built by Dad) ....
... guarded by a gargoyle. Are bears afraid of gargolyes?
The first thing we saw once inside the house was the ornately decorated tree, which made Zack literally stand still with his jaw open. Lots of bling and red and gold! And then we got right down to the presents, which is always the most fun when you have a kidlet.
When Zack opened his Star Wars "Slave 1", he went into conniptions.
And then, of course, Zack had to explain ALLLLL about Star Wars to Dad.
Zack decided he wanted a ride around the woods in Dad's golf cart, so they braved the bracing weather for a short while and fortunately didn't see any bears.
Then we visited some of the House Guardians.
The trip was shorter than we would have liked but Gloria broke her hip a couple weeks ago and I can't even imagine what it's like recovering from that sort of thing. I get exhausted just thinking about it.
Now we wait for Zack's brothers, Ryan and Colin, to come home, and Zack's paternal grandparents from Pennsylvania. So much going on!
And have I dusted the house yet?
Um, that would be a no.
Maybe I can convince the house elves to do it for me.
Quote of the Day: "Snow (and Cats)"
Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.