Memories are being made every single day of this season. There is so much excitement in our house right now. Christmas carols going non-stop, made only sweeter by the tiny voices belting them out. We're now less than a week away from Christmas, so our days more intentionally planned, trying to fit as much wonder in as we possibly can. Here is a near "weekend in the life" for us. Photography is becoming how I document our family; daily snippets of our days. I love being able to capture these moments for my boys, hoping that will look back on them with much appreciation.
Most of the weekend was dedicated to sugar cooking making (waiting for that dough to chill is painful for a wee one, so we make it the night before!) and staying in our pajamas all day! The recipe we used was initially my grandmother's. It's my favorite, and I will never ever veer from it. Liam is the best little baker, always eager to help and do things by himself. I often have to remind him to slow down, but he is rather meticulous about his work, just like me. Flour was everywhere, Finn only wanted to eat the dough, yet I was considering baking a double batch. As we moved into decorating, Finn was strictly still consumed with eating, while Liam dumped on the sprinkles as he licked the frosting spoon. Don't worry, these cookies are strictly for our own consumption (and Santa of course!).
The rest of weekend was filled with running & screaming all over the house, which seems to the preferred late afternoon activity. The boys are obsessed with jumping on our bed. Hiding in our bed. Taking all the sheets and pillows off our bed. So lots of wrestling & tickling & laughing happens here. Again, no need to take off those adorable Christmas jams! I swear, I do wash them! Both boys needed that solid two days with Conor home, and we are more than looking forward to a week and a half long vacation coming up!
Currently, the forecast is calling for snow on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day;
I absolutely cannot wait! Hope you all are enjoying this time of year as much as our family!