Every year during the Christmas break we laboriously and hilariously make a gingerbread fantasia of some kind. The kitchen gets coated in a thin layer of powdered sugar and everyone is heartily sick of candy and pretzels by the time we are done. This year we did a train station. Here you see it ready to be demolished at Bridget's birthday party (hence the upraised spoon -- all implements are drafted for the job).
Will [About a delicate girl]: I feel like I could break her in half.
Deirdre: You think you could break everyone in half.
Will: No, just a few people. And they're mostly you.
Phil [telling a heartwarming story about large families]: I hope you all are acutely aware of this: it’s better to have brothers and sisters than say, an ATV.
Deirdre: Oh, Papa, don’t you think we are acutely aware of the fact that we don’t have an ATV?
Bridget got her ears pierced for her 10th birthday.
Sukie [to Deirdre]: ...and you can borrow bikes for free from the tourist center and ride all over. Of course, I'm kinda scared of bikes. Especially of biking with you, as a matter of fact.
Will: If you could have a child that was the best looking in the world or the smartest in the world, which would you want?
Mom: As our family shows, best looking and smartest go together…. That's why we're so ugly and stupid.
And Sukie's buche de noel from New Year's Eve: