Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas 2011

Yes, I'm slightly behind but I want to make sure I posted about this past Christmas. For some reason, Christmas seemed like it took forever to get here, and then once it was over, I couldn't believe it had happened so fast.  We have never been so prepared for Christmas in past years. We are always shopping for everything the last weekend before and wrapping Christmas Eve night after the kids are in bed. This year we had everything done a few weeks before (except final touches) and I wrapped everything prior to Christmas Eve. Even though we still had to put everything out that night, it was probably the least stressful Christmas we've had.

On Christmas Eve, we made cookies. We whipped up some basic Chocolate Chip cookies (Nestle recipe). I had some white chocolate, so I decided to dip some of the Chocolate Chip cookies in it ( actually Cooper did this). They tasted amazing and my only wish was that I had dipped all of them and not just some ;)

The kids dropping the cookies on the tray.

The Basic Chocolate Chip

Basic Chocolate Chip dipped in White Chocolate 

Then we made some yummy Sugar Cookies.

Then it was time to decorate the cookies! 2 cups powder sugar and 4 tbsp milk. YUM!

I grabbed the neighbors to helps with the decorating:)

 Finished Cookies

Paul was able to get his Dad's train up and running. The kids were super excited and so was Paul!

Addy was so tired (she ended up falling asleep on the floor in a few minutes LOL)

Our neighbors came over to exchange gifts

 And Genna had her first taste of a candy cane!

After the kids were in bed, we made finishing touches to the presents and placed them under the tree.

Best Photo of the Year (IMO)

Christmas Day was great.  The kids opened presents and it was so nice out that they were able to play with the outside gifts all day! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Memories are such a treasure. Love this story!rkm