We’ve tried to bake lots of cookies together, because I do believe cookies should be readily available this time of year. Sugar cookies, chocolate chip sea salt cookies, shortbread, snickerdoodles, there’s still some we missed, however.
And of course I can’t go a holiday without some kind of craft. We decided to do some potato prints this year. A bag of cookies cutters for $1 at Dollar Tree have already proved useful. We made a potato print banner and the kids made potato print Christmas cards to attach to the bread bags and apple butter for their teachers.
Yes, it was another year of homemade bread and apple butter to gift to their teachers. It was such a hit last year that nothing else seemed to be right. The kids were so excited to hand them out. I went a little crazy baking 9 loaves of bread without being able to cut into a single one. That’s a sacrifice I was willing to make. 🙂
We have never taken the kids for pics with Santa mainly because we just don’t really do Santa, but this year they unintentionally had two photo opps with the bearded man…at a local church kid’s Christmas event and at Sea Life Aquarium where Santa dove into the tank with Rudolph and they made Christmas ornaments.
I feel like this blog has been a busy place lately, so I’m going to leave it loose until the beginning of the year. I might pop in after the holidays or I might not. My number one priority is to
beat everyone at games play as many games as I can and eat cookies for at least one meal a day.
Hope you have a beautiful Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Savior! Here’s a little Christmas greeting from Alvin and myself…
*Santa photos were taken by a gal at the church.
I also talked to Alvin exclusively and did my best to sound like a chipmunk. Much harder than it “sounds.” 🙂
Alvin And The Chipmunks : Chipwrecked comes out TODAY! You can read my full review at Today’s Mama as well as interviews with director, Mike Mitchell, producers, Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman, and actor, Jason Lee, aka Dave Seville. Did you know it’s the only G rated movie out this holiday season? I think it’s a winner for both kids and parents!
To celebrate the release of the movie and because I think it’s amazing how well the chipmunks harmonize, I have the movie soundtrack to give away! It’s a really fun mix of songs. Shipping is to U.S. addresses only, but feel free to leave a comment no matter where you live. If you don’t want to enter or you live internationally, please just put that you are not entering in the comments section. Otherwise I’ll count all entries. Giveaway will end Monday, December 19th at 9 pm CST when random number generator will choose a winner! Please make sure I have a way to contact you should you win.
Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday, because my creativeness went beyond my borders for a day. 🙂 Also, if you were visiting last week and saw my reusable gift wrap post, you might want to go here and enter to win some! The giveaway ends tonight!
The Alvin And The Chipmunks : Chipwrecked soundtrack giveaway is now closed. The winner is #12, Jennifer @ StudioJRU!
This is a powerful song by our friend, Lamont Hiebert. Watch the video which centers around human trafficking, child abuse, and child soldiers. Let your heart be moved to action…