Well, it took all day, but the house is clean. Gretchen is in town tonight so she's going to stop by for a visit.
I bribed the kids to clean by saying they could each have a small Christmas present tonight if they did a lot of jobs for me :)
There's like 7-8 kids here right now though, so it's hard to keep it clean. I'm making them all stay on the couch until she gets here!
We even hung the world map over a big hole in the wall from when one of my angels pushed a watermelon down the stairs and it smashed into the drywall and EXPLODED. You wouldn't have believed the mess.
Toma is all spiffed up, his hair is all slicked back (and it's not toilet water this time) and he even smells good :) oh, and we got out the fancy tablecloth again....and they ALL know better than to EAT on it!
I'll post some pics hopefully tomorrow, and of the big Santa in the window too :) :)
** wish ya were here Kristin ;)