Earlier this week...
Annabel's "Christmas Craft Celebration" took place in her classroom at school. Children were asked to invite one special person to come to the celebration. Since Daddy had to work, I was the lucky attendee!
The class welcomed guests by singing three special Christmas songs
Annabel working on her wreath craft
We worked on it together
Annabel and her BFF, Kate!
Students and their guests enjoyed a hot chocolate topped
with mini marshmallows and rice crispy treats!
How I love these little hands!
I baked these Pistachio Christmas Tree Cakes for family on Christmas Eve
I made this double chocolate ganache cake for my sister's birthday. We celebrated
at my parents' house on Christmas Eve. It was a special birthday...my sister turned 22,
her champagne year (she was born on December 22nd).
Cheers to that!
Setting out the milk and cookies for Santa's visit
Annabel fast asleep after a long evening
Mama Claus making pancakes
Daddy frying the bacon and maple sausages
A stack of Christmas pancakes
Our Christmas breakfast
After breakfast, we went on to open the rest of the presents under the Christmas tree. We put on a fire, listened to Christmas music, and enjoyed a lazy morning at home. It was perfect!
Today, we are enjoying much of the same thing. I'm loving these holidays at home with my family. Nuno is home from work until the New Year, and the girls only go back to school on the second week of January. This is when I'm happiest...at home with my husband and my girls enjoying the care-free days that are the holidays.
I hope you are all enjoying these special days with your family and friends. Wishing you a wonderful week leading up to the New Year. I can hardly believe 2012 is just around the corner! Happy Holidays! xo