As usual, I'm behind on blogging. And as usual, I forget all of the great thoughts I had on the holidays and all of the cute things my kids said and did - so instead I'm just going to post pictures and a little "recap" that way I can get on to the NEW year in my next post.
Our Christmas Eve started off with a lovely family breakfast of French Toast (in which I used my homemade FLOP bread) and peach sauce. I try to cut down on the breakfast sugars especially if the kids are going to be enjoying sweets that day - I defrost peaches, add cinnamon and blend them up and then heat it. The kids love it and it's a great way to get some fruit into their bodies (I've also done this with strawberries and that works awesome too.)
Trinity insisted that we "toast" Christ and thank him for allowing us to celebrate his birthday - she was as always...a very thoughtful little girl.
And just to throw in some of my characteristic pessimistic nature...I mourned the passing of my last holiday season with a baby. Yes indeed, I thought about it a lot and how much I look forward to the fun changes next year will bring us...but I will miss these sweet baby years. I had Zac take a picture to mark my "Last Christmas Eve Baby."
Then on to make sugar cookie dough....
And on to decorating them....
And pretty soon on to eating them. Pretty things are always so much more enjoyable to eat aren't they? Except for hummus (which I adore but it isn't very appetizing to look at...)and also olives...and mustard greens....I guess food doesn't have to be pretty. Never mind.
We opened stockings during the day on Christmas eve so we could have an activity for the kids and also so if they wanted to sample some chocolate it could be working it's way through their hyperactive systems - if you look closely you can see Finn has already sampled some...
And then once again, Trinity and her thoughtfulness. In the bottom of my stocking I found this cute little necklace from her that she had asked Zac to buy for me from her. It has a mother and daughter dancing under a tree...and I just love it and thought behind it.
Once again ETSY came through for us this year. :)
And then there were cookies and milk set out for Santa and after the kids were tucked in I brought out the three gifts I had wrapped with "from Santa" written in gold on the packaging. Brady told me that God is very powerful but Santa is magical....I would have to agree. :)
And Grammy came through with knitting this adorable little beanie for bug. Isn't it precious?