December 25, 2009
Christmas Cookies and a Finished Stocking
We try to make Christmas cookies each Sunday for Advent. This year we only made two different ones mainly because we are busy but also because I didn't want them around the house as more sugar temptations. We did finally make sugar cookies, at Landon's persistent requesting. It was messy, fun, and yummy.
I love the decorating and like to make all different colors of icing. I even use a cake decorating tool to pipe the edges first, so the frosting stays on top better (I once saw that tip on Martha I think). Etame just dumped on the sprinkles, all over the counter and the floor. Messy, messy, messy. But she had fun. I made the kids take off their shirts but Landon took it once step further and came around the corner with only his underwear on. haha. He didn't want any pictures, "No, you'll just put it on your computer".
Here are all of our stockings, complete with Etame's. I guess last year she didn't have one? We must have used a generic make-shift stocking. These are a tradition in our family. Mine is falling apart and although I will repair some of it, it reminds me of all the Christmases it has been through well loved and faithful. For Etame's stocking, I added a couple items that I had never tried: a free-hand reindeer, an ornament, and the baby Jesus. Felt is so forgiving and I'm always surprised that I can cut out something that I'm happy with.
Here it is up close. A little blurry but you get the idea. They were all filled by Santa this morning and we had a wonderful Christmas. I hope you did too, dear reader.