Yes, Yes, I am well aware that it is March 1, and Christmas was more than two months ago.. but hey, the holidays are wonderful, and... ok, my blog is late. Haha! So, Christmas time with my two girls is so much fun now, from decorating on December 1st to crafts and baking all month long, and of course the actual holiday, it is really kind of exhausting, but fun!
|Being the mommy to two little girls, holiday/candy cane/snowflake toes are a must!|
|Oh the baking!!! I am definitely held accountable for the few pounds that my entire family gains during the holidays. This batch of about 9 dozen cookies, was one of two batches made in two days. This year I tried a new recipe for Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies and they were delicious! And this is the recipe I use for the best from scratch Sugar cookies.|
|This year the girls' aunts came over to bake and decorate cookies with them, all while listening to the crackling of the original "A Very Chipmunk Christmas" album.|
|We made two different types of snowflakes this year. We made the good old fashioned paper snowflakes, lined them with glue, and then the girls' used glitter for the first time to cover them up and make them sparkly. The second was a pipe cleaner snowflake that I saw on Pinterest and it just so happened I had pipe cleaners and beads on hand that day.|
|These were our official Christmas books for the month of December. Olivia helps with Christmas, The Christmas Story (the story of when Jesus was born), and The night before Christmas.|
Merry Christmas! (only 298 more shopping days left!)