I am a big fan of traditions. I love making memories as a family, and traditions are a great way to help accomplish that! One of the traditions that the kiddos and I look forward to each year is baking Christmas cookies together. Admittedly, it's a bit of work and a lot of mess, but it's so much fun for them and for me, too! As you can see, Sam was just a little excited at the prospect of cookie baking!
I loved watching Julia--she was very much into the whole thing this year, and she did a great job, with minimal help from me.
Josiah wasn't sure what to think of the whole idea. We started while he was napping, so he awoke to kitchen chaos. :) Even though he didn't really participate much, he enjoyed the taste-testing later on!
Sam is doing much better than in past years at putting the sprinkles on carefully (vs. dumping them on in a pile). :)
Julia, on the other hand . . . well, let's just say we have some work to do. :) This was her first cookie (after I took off about half of the sprinkles).
Me and my littlest buddy! We were testing out the remote to get the camera ready to take pictures of all of us.
Apparently Sam has now entered the "make-funny-faces-for-every-picture" age. Lovely. He really was having fun, he just had to make a goofy face in every photo!
And one more take . . . not sure if I like the Goofy-Sam-in-Hiding better, or the just plain Goofy Sam. What a nut! At least the other two look normal in every picture. :)