We've tried to bake lots of cookies together, because I do believe cookies should be readily available this time of year. Sugar cookies, chocolate chip sea salt cookies, shortbread, snickerdoodles, there's still some we missed, however.
And of course I can't go a holiday without some kind of craft. We decided to do some potato prints this year. A bag of cookies cutters for $1 at Dollar Tree have already proved useful. We made a potato print banner and the kids made potato print Christmas cards to attach to the bread bags and apple butter for their teachers.
Yes, it was another year of homemade bread and apple butter to gift to their teachers. It was such a hit last year that nothing else seemed to be right. The kids were so excited to hand them out. I went a little crazy baking 9 loaves of bread without being able to cut into a single one. That's a sacrifice I was willing to make. :)
We have never taken the kids for pics with Santa mainly because we just don't really do Santa, but this year they unintentionally had two photo opps with the bearded man...at a local church kid's Christmas event and at Sea Life Aquarium where Santa dove into the tank with Rudolph and they made Christmas ornaments.
I feel like this blog has been a busy place lately, so I'm going to leave it loose until the beginning of the year. I might pop in after the holidays or I might not. My number one priority is to
Hope you have a beautiful Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Savior! Here's a little Christmas greeting from Alvin and myself...
*Santa photos were taken by a gal at the church.