Thursday, December 17, 2015

All Things Christmas

Even though our weather has not felt much like Christmas this week - we have been in major-Christmas-mode around here!

Okay - well, this has nothing to do with Christmas…but I thought it was worth sharing. Wednesday morning Jaxen decided to play “Speech Therapy” with me. He did not call it that, but that is totally what it was!

He pulled out all his animal cards, held them up and wanted me to tell him the name of each animal! It was so funny to me! After that, we moved on to colors and shapes….and I made him match and tell me what the colors were!

Later that morning, I decided to make Christmas Cookies with Jaxen. We did this last year - but I can honestly say this year was so much more fun with him! I let him help me actually make the cookies. He poured in the ingredients, turned on and off the mixer and stirred!

 He even helped roll/pat out the cookie dough and used the cookie cutters!

And then the decorating….or eating of candy…

We had a great time - and when all was said and done - we had some pretty yummy, fun-looking cookies!

Later that day, we delivered Christmas Gifts to the church staff and gave them a big plate of cookies to munch on through the week :)  It is fun to watch Jaxen give/deliver gifts to people. After telling him the gifts not were for him, but that we were giving them to others…he got on board and enjoyed giving/throwing gifts to each person. I tried to get him to say “Merry Christmas” as he did it and give each person a hug. He did pretty well!

We still have some more gifts to deliver next week - and I’m trying to get them all wrapped and ready to go. 

More Christmas happenings…

We had our Youth Christmas Party Wednesday night. It was lot of fun. I have very few pictures of it. Nik sent the students out on a video-scavenger hunt and they all had such a great time making the videos and being silly. Afterward - they came back to the youth room to watch the videos and eat. That was my part…the food. 

I made a yummy punch (lemonade, cranberry juice and ginger ale) I topped it off with cranberries and lemon slices. It was delish! I love punch though…and am looking forward to having a cup or two of leftover punch this weekend. I would have some tonight…but my fantastic husband brought Jaxen and I home a treat from Sonic :)

I also made Christmas Crunch. It was a big hit! I had never made this before - but everyone liked it! To find the recipe click here:

And for dessert (pizza for dinner) I made a big batch of Hot Cocoa and then made a float out of it, using peppermint ice cream and candy canes! It looked cute and tasted great!

Oh - and I finally mailed out Christmas Cards today!!!! A little late…but that’s how it goes I guess :)

Tonight I made Mexican Food for dinner - which tasted so yummy (especially with my vanilla coke) and I plan to finish wrapping presents and get caught up on my to-do-lists! I have a pretty busy night ahead of me, but my usual Thursday night obligation was cancelled and I took a nap today and I have a soda to help get me through!

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