Christmas Eve was the day that made me really nervous. That's when my family has their big Christmas party where there's tons of food and a fun present exchange. We decided to fill time on Christmas Eve by making sugar cookies. I was really impressed at how well the girls did frosting and decorating cookies. They made a plate for Santa and they turned out awesome! We really had a great time and couldn't remember why making sugar cookies from scratch gets such a bad wrap. Thanks Brynn for the recipe, it definitely is a family favorite!
The window sill takes great pictures!
I think Avery ate 7 sugar cookies for dinner.
Ashby loves them too.
Roger thinks he's so funny. He reminds me a bit of Mike Myer's as the hyper-hypo kid. Or Stuart from MadTV.
Girls excited to leave cookies for Santa and go to bed!
Christmas day came and the girls were quite excited to see what Santa brought. I think he did pretty well myself! We had our traditional Christmas breakfast casserole and then went to an afternoon movie. It really was a wonderful day and I think the kids enjoyed themselves too. This was the first year where I didn't feel a huge sense of letdown on Christmas day. Every year after all the presents are opened I'm always so bummed it's over, it ruins the rest of the day! This year we tried to fill the days with worthwhile activities and I think it paid off. I felt very fulfilled and happy all through the Christmas season. I am so grateful for our little family and for all the time we have to spend together!
The girls with their favorites from the day.