Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Today was crazy baking day. We made gingerbread cookies yesterday. The kids had great fun molding them into fun shapes. Today I made snickerdoodles and no-bake cookies to take to my aunt's house tonight. I also made the pineapple fluff for lunch tomorrow at my parents' house.

The kids have been so good today! They got to open their gifts from their grandpa in New York and they've been playing nicely. Absolutely no TV, just Christmas songs on the radio. I guess six years is how long it takes to refresh a liking for Christmas music after working retail for too many years. Actually, now that I think about it, I worked retail for about 6 years and its been 6 years since I stopped. Wow! A full year for each year worked. But I have really enjoyed the Christmas songs and baking.

A tip for all those giving kids gifts that require batteries. Buy the batteries, too! Or at least give the parents a heads up as to what kind they will need. It's no fun when you happen to have the batteries for three of the gifts requiring them, but not the fourth. Even if that last kid is very sweet about it, they will be disappointed that they can't play with their toy right away like the others.

I ran out of time to make the dough for the morning's cinnamon rolls. If I had put it in the bread machine when I was done with everything else, it would be ready to roll out about the time we are going to be walking out the door. I may make them when we get home. Or I may make the kids eat oatmeal for Christmas breakfast. :D

So Merry Christmas, everyone! And to everyone, whether you celebrate Christmas, or something else, or nothing at all, I will wish you a peaceful season.

8 comments:

Leah said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Lara!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Lara! My house is CLEAN and I actually managed to bake some cookies today too. Lunch again soon?!?

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lara!!!

Stefaneener said...

Merry Christmas! I got the ccinnamon rolls made, but nto the egg casserole. No matter, as the kids had candy mostly all day.

Batteries -- ugh. We have one working rc toy and one not.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Lara! You are such a good mom.

velda said...

I have read so far that this christmas has really been a wonderful one for many...I too took a long time to get over my "retail christmas blues" --- and I'm enjoying it again too :) Happy New Year Lara!