Christmas Crafts & Goodies

With 2 weeks until Christmas, we’ve been busy preparing around here.  DaddyMort’s a big fan of Christmas music, Christmas decorations, Christmas movies…pretty much anything Christmas and he’s definitely ready to pass that on to his kids.  This is the first year that Chloe has been really interactive and interested to what we’re doing.  Here’s a sampling of what we’ve been up to.

After decorating the tree upstairs, Chloe Mae and DaddyMort put this tree up in her playroom.  She thought it was pretty darn fun and even got a stool out so she could hang more ornaments on the tree.

Then she got to play with her Little People Nativity Set.  It’s a hand-me-down toy that someone gave us after Christmas last year and it’s a BIG hit!!  Although we need to work on the specifics of the story a bit, because she put baby Jesus on top of the manger, where the angel is supposed to be…

On Friday, we decided to take advantage of my last day at home and try our hand at making these ornaments.  Chloe loved every step of the process – mixing the dough, rolling it out and cutting out shapes.

By far though, her favorite was decorating them.

Aren’t they gorgeous??

After perfecting her skills making ornaments, she was ready to make sugar cookies to decorate during our Cookie Exchange.  This was the first year we were going to have little ones helping us decorate, so I pulled out all the fixin’s – 7 colors of frosting, 4 kinds of sprinkles, M&M’s, mini chocolate chips, peppermint chips and 8 different shapes of cookies.

Most importantly, to Chloe at least, was the classic ‘Christmas Purple’ frosting.

She and her friends were decorating machines.  Only a few knives and spoons were licked and about half the M&M’s actually made it on cookies and not into little mouths.

This is a sampling of Chloe’s cookies.  We’ll be available for catering soon 🙂

With 2 weeks left until Christmas, we still have presents to buy and wrap, more cookies to make and the Christmas Program at church, where Chloe will be performing Joy to the World and Away in a Manger.  Oh, and a few more Christmas movies if DaddyMort has anything to say about it!!

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