We have had a very full and lovely last few days. It is evening and the kitchen is dark but I wanted to show you the little darling one of my girls put under the tree for me. Ain't she sweet?
We spent two days baking. Four kinds of cookies and toffee too.
The girls start baking as soon as they can sit up at the table. I just make the dough and they, along with a neighbor girl who has baked with us for 11 years, roll out, cut out and decorate. I love it. I run a tough kitchen don't I?
My oldest bakes the gingerbread men every year. This year we tried a very old recipe which made the best we have baked yet. I will have to share it.
Christmas Eve came and we let the kids each open one gift of my choosing. Usually jammies or slippers or maybe robes.
My SIL wraps things so beautifully. This girl loves owls so her gifts were in owl themed wrap. I am more of a wrap in what's handy and slap a sticky bow on it kind of gal.
Despite having a head cold that hit me hard Christmas Eve, we somehow made it through a party that night and hosting almost 20 people on Christmas day. If my husband had not dived in big this year and helped me shop, wrap and get the house ready, I fear things would not have went as smoothly as they did. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas. We did and are now in our jammies watching TV and resting. Whew!