The Christmas fun continues!
Dec 12: Daisy’s 3rd Birthday Party
We don’t actually know Daisy’s birthday, but we picked her up two years ago on December 12th so I selected that as her unofficial birthday. Each year, we throw her a birthday party as part of our 25 Days of Christmas.
The kids helped me make her cake this year.
She always gets a homemade cake – which she devours in a matter of seconds.
We get cake too, of course.
Daisy is a good dog and we love her. She puts up with a lot, so she deserves some special treatment every once in a while.
Dec 13: Homemade Hot Cocoa
One of my favorite things about the cold weather is hot cocoa! And it’s so easy to make that I always make it myself [plus, I wouldn’t think of buying the boxes of individual hot chocolate packets].
We don’t typically make hot cocoa with all the extras – but this time we had marshmallows, chocolate chips, homemade whipped cream, and peppermint sticks.
Delicious! Especially being pregnant with no wine and limited coffee – I’m drinking plenty of hot chocolate this holiday season.
Dec 14: Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Yesterday, the kids and I made Christmas sugar cookies.
Dec 15: Santa and Carriage Ride
Today we went to Geneva and visited Santa.
Then we took a carriage ride through downtown.
The beautiful, sunny 45° weather was perfect!
I’m not certain what we’re doing tomorrow, but I’m looking forward to another warm day!