The morning after Thanksgiving we put up our Christmas decorations. Christian and Abbie loved hanging the apple slices, pear slices, gingerbread men, and candy canes on our tree. (Our family has a traditional "food tree" tradition - we even have a corn husk angel on top. :) Now Christian and Abbie are enjoying taking the decorations off the tree and attempting to eat them (which is not good since they're all lacquered so hopefully no one gets sick)!
Today we had a wonderful time making Christmas cookies with friends. I wasn't used to the evidently high heat of my new oven, so it wasn't until my third batch that I figured out where to put the cookies and how long to bake them without burning them and setting off our fire alarms. Oh well - fun memories! :) Christian and Abbie had a fun time punching out cookies and I wish I had a picture of Christian proudly carrying his tray to the oven - so precious. I think Christian ate more decorations then he put on cookies, but that's part of the fun. :) Abbie clapped for joy when I made her a little penguin cookie - penguins are her obsession - it's precious. :)