Sunday, December 30, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
We believe Santa deserves a very fresh cookie as a reward, and making cookies is a must-do Christmas Eve tradition in our home. Years and years ago I saw THIS method of decorating cookies, and it is *the* way we decorate “Santa” cookies. It’s amazing how long they can take decorating 6-8 cookies each when each is painted.
We nearly have all our little mice put to bed… nearly time for Santa to come. Ho ho ho.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Every year each child is allowed to choose their own ornament to add to our tree, with the intention they’ll have them to start out their own trees as adults. Presenting this year’s winners:
Last year we had a flocked tree, but we missed the fragrance of a cut tree and stuck with “no frosting” this time around. We usually like to put up the tree the first weekend of December, but this year it poured for days and it was the 9th before the kids and I headed out to fetch a beautiful grand fir.
I always seem to buy a tree that’s too big in some way. Last year we couldn’t fit the topper on because Yeti was so tall. This year the trunk was so fat at the base Paul had to saw off a good 8”. “It’s funny, honey, normally you would say no to me using a saw in the living room,” he said as he lopped off branches and sawed away with a bow saw while sitting in the time out chair. Bunny drew a face on the amputated segment, named it Steve or Bob or something like that and placed “him” under his “mama.”
P.S. In November Carter came upon the idea of painting walnuts gold for holiday decorations. So, we have little piles of gold walnuts all over the place…