Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The girls are on their way to my house to open their Christmas Eve gift. Every year when my boys were small they got to open one gift on Christmas Eve. That was always a new pair of PJ's to wear to bed on the big night. I have carried out that tradition as my boys grew into young men and then for their wives and now also for the grandchildren. So everyone gets a box to open on Christmas Eve. My pajama list has certainly grown over the years!
Merry Christmas Eve to everyone!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
After we got home we made some fun "cookies". The girls love doing things with sprinkles so we rolled out some crescent roll dough and each girl decorated their half of the dough. I think they like the decorating part more than anything and I thought this "cookie" project would give them lots of creative fun with many different sprinkles. Once they finished decorating the dough, I rolled it up and we cut it into slices like pinwheels. Once done, I made a confectioner's sugar icing and gave each a little brushing. The girls loved their new cookies, with Reagan saying it was the best she had ever had. It doesn't take much to make little ones happy! Something as simple as sprinkles and dough and they've made something fun with their own hands.
After a quick dinner, we headed to Meadow to visit the light show. It was a new adventure for all of us. The lights were beautiful which we viewed from a train that took us all through the park. The girls had a great time and didn't even complain about being cold once even though my toes were frozen! After we finished the train ride, Reagan wanted to visit the Santa that was there. She was a little confused about how there could be so many Santas at so many different places. I explained that there was only one Santa but he needed many Santa helpers to keep up with all the requests children had all over the world. She seemed satisfied with that answer. One final stop for the girls, the carousel.
Finally, it was time to go home. I think the girls were thoroughly tired but sang Christmas songs all the way home. Reagan said she had the best day ever. How wonderful that we were able to do such simple things and make them both so happy. What a special day for us!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Bonnie came dressed in full holiday attire, including snowman bobble thingies on her head. What a cutie patootie she is!
Bonnie proudly holds her new muffin tin creation. A beautiful job Bonnie.