Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Baking!

Over the last few days we have been baking and decorating!!! The kids and I have made peanut butter tempation cookies, traditional Christmas cookies and our reindeer cookies! It is so much fun to bake with the kids and to give goodies away.....we just need to get everything out of the house so we don't eat it all:)The kids this morning putting frosting and sprinkles on their cutout cookies!
Kailyn kept with it and ended up doing about 10 cookies before she was finished and I think that was just because she had run out of frosting!I found these reindeer cookies in the "Family Fun" magazine last year and they are just so cute and easy! This morning Kailyn's job was to put on the chocolate chip eyes and Will's was to put on the nose......well Will kept eating the M&M's so I took over his job:) All in all another wonderful season of baking completed! This year was so much more fun with Kailyn really getting into it and being able to do alot of it herself.....can't wait to see what Will does next year:)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sled and Shovel.......

After work yesterday, Ryan went on an errand of love for the kids! We desperately needed some sleds for the kids and he even came home with little snow shovels for each of them:) Will was so excited that he used his the rest of the night indoors....he watched TV in it, sat with daddy and pretended to ride down a hill and even took it to his room when it was bedtime!It goes to show that it doesn't take much to entertain our kids....I think Kailyn would have probably done the same if she hadn't had the stomach flu:(


Although we didn't get as much snow as the surrounding areas, we had a blast playing in the snow on Friday morning:) Snow angels were up first and then it was a free for all including some swinging and a baby snowman!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

'Tis the Season!

Tuesday night was a busy one for our family!!! Ryan and Will headed to the parade of lights downtown and had some great father-son time watching the floats. Will came home exclaiming that he saw the "Grinch" and lots of dogs! What a mild, beautiful night for a parade.Kailyn took Grandma and Grandpa to her school for the "Over the River and Through the Woods" grandparent night! They got to do some crafts, games and hear a story, as well as some snacks.
Kailyn eating a yummy cookie!
Picking just the right pinecone to make her ornament:)Showing grandpa around.Thanks for a great night Grandma and Grandpa....I know that Kailyn had a great time!!!
And while everyone else was away, I actually had almost an hour and a half at home by myself......I can't tell you the last time that had happened! So..... I washed the floors, took a bubble bath with a good book and painted my toenails (all while listening to my favorite Christmas CD) was great!!!!!