Friday, January 1, 2016

Getting ready for Christmas!

December was a busy month! We did a lot of baking, wrapping, and hanging out with family & friends.

Annual cookie baking with Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Uncle Jeff. The kids helped Great-Grandma with the sprinkles most of the time. Ben also got to make his own small batch of nut-free fig cookies and was very proud.


 Both kids enjoyed rolling and re-rolling and re-rolling their own little ball of dough:

Building the Lego Christmas tree. We also added a Lego Christmas scene with Santa this year.

We visited Santa at Bass Pro again this year. Elizabeth decided it was okay to talk to him this year. She listed off each specific Star Wars action figure she wanted. Santa looked bemused and just laughed!

 Decorating our mini-gingerbread village:

We introduced the kids to "A Christmas Story" this year. Both were fascinated. Elizabeth sat on Dave's lap, enraptured.

While we watched, I finished up the ornaments I was making for the annual ornament exchange at Uncle Kenny's (felt animal patterns from Lia Griffith, polymer clay snowman from Then She Made...).

We also made Peanut Blossoms right before Christmas. We left a couple out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

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