since the kids were small,
Steve has read
"Twas The Night Before Christmas".
I had a moment this evening
when Zachary asked
if Dad was still reading it before
they went to bed.
It's wonderful to see
that the small things really
If you've ever made thumbprint cookies
you will know that they
are an awful lot of work!
I was so very thankful that Ashley
was so willing to help me
While she was
rolling and thumbprinting,
I got the date squares made.
I think that's it for
as part of my daycare children's gifts,
I put their names on glass ornaments.
I still have to put ribbon on them but I
think that they turned out so good!
I will be hanging them on my tree
along with their other gift
and they will be able to take them
home on the last day before break.
Ashley got to go to the
kid's Christmas party for
Steve's work today.
Steve took her to that while
I went to Zach's last high school
We all had fun even though
we went in separate directions!
As an aside -
I only have 100 photos left!
I'm so proud of myself so far!
I started my Christmas baking
today. I started with butter tarts and
over the next few days I plan on
making shortbread, date squares,
ginger snaps and gingerbread men for
the kids to decorate.
There may be a few more added but this is
my plan for now!
We went to see the school choir
perform this evening
at the choir festival.
It was 2 hours filled with beautiful
Christmas music sang by the choirs
from the catholic schools.
The choir from Ashley's school
was the smallest group and yet they
produced just as much sound
as the larger choirs!
Thanks for a great evening Ashley!
Since the kids didn't have school
today, we made some of our
crafts. Santas and gingerbread men!
The kids will all get to take them home on their
last day before Christmas.
There are still a few more to be made
so I will have many santa's hanging in my landing.
Aren't they the cutest
The kids are starting to get
very excited and there are still
24 days until Christmas!
It's time to break out the old
to keep them all occupied.