The Christmas festivities have continued, but I was getting sick of posting every day [as I’m sure you all were as well].
Dec 8: Baking Christmas Cookies
On the 8th day of Christmas, the kids and I spent most of the day baking Christmas cookies for [spoiler alert] Brett’s work party that we were hosting the following day.
The Grinch Crinkle Cookies:
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies:
Oreo Christmas Trees:
I had planned to do the standard cut out sugar cookies as well, but my feet hurt and I was tired after four hours, so we called it quits. [Hard to believe that two months ago I ran for four hours straight and now I can’t even stand in my kitchen for four hours…ahh, pregnant life.]
Dec 9: Christmas Party
On the 9th day of Christmas, we hosted Brett’s management team for a Christmas party. We spent most of the day cleaning [since I haven’t been doing much housework these days 😬] and prepping for dinner, but the kids were allowed to stay up extra late to meet the guests and join in part of the party.
Dec 10: Arthur Christmas Movie Night
On the 10th day of Christmas, the kids and I watched Arthur Christmas for our “Monday movie night.” We had popcorn and movie candy – which are rare treats in our home.
Dec 11: Anniversary / Christmas Crafts with Auntie Paula
On the 11th day of Christmas, Brett and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary by going to dinner and a movie. Our wonderful Auntie Paula came over to watch the kids and she brought Christmas crafts for them to do.
It’s been fun!
We are already prepping for tonight’s annual celebration! [More on that at a later date.]