Tuesday, December 15

Christmas Baking with my helper

I woke up this morning and decided to get all my Christmas baking out of the way. So since I knew that my house was about to be destroyed, I decided to blend right in and not even get ready for the day. Nothing like staying in your pj's til noon. This was the first year I had a little shadow at my side the whole time, and I must say it was a challenge. My biggest obstacle was trying to keep her hands out of everything - I don't even want to know how much sugar she ate today. But even though she slowed me down, we had such a fun time together making memories. She informed me later that afternoon that she wanted to be a "cake baker" when she grows up. :)

*Many thanks to Natalie for playing by herself all morning and cleaning the kitchen floor for us. :)

Christmas Tradition

Last year I tried this craft idea with Adrianna, and it was such a hit that we just HAD to do it again this year. We made these dough creations (mainly Veggie Tales, of course), and put magnets on the back for the refrigerator. Adrianna got a little bored with cutting them out, so I spent way too much time sculpting their faces by myself. ;) But she did enjoy painting them. Next year maybe we'll move on from Veggie Tales and Cubbie Bear to something a little more grown up. :)

2 Cups flour
1 Cup salt
1 Cup water

Bake at 325 oven for an hour and a half.