Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gingerbread Houses finally!

Alright, we finally did them!!

From start to finish, they took about an hour and a half.  That included me putting the houses together (I used graham crackers...who has time to actually make the gingerbread????), trying to find stuff to put in them (I mentioned in my previous post how, like my mom used to, I put little gifts inside the houses before I glue on the roof) because I was apparently unprepared and didn't have anything really small to fit in them (I ended up putting two little bags of skittles and some cute markers I had found at Target...Barbie ones for Izzy and Dora for Addy...that's all I had!!), and finally decorating/eating all of the candy decorations.

The girls had a big time.  Especially Izzy.  She kept saying, "I want to do our gingey houses."  I guess that was her nickname for the gingerbread houses.  She had been wanting to do them for a few days....because I kept bringing it up and not following through.  Such is life as a mom.  *Sigh*

Wow, look at all the awesome candy they got to use.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Cookies

Remember when I started a blog?

I vaguely remember... Well it has obviously not been on my priority list. I'll try again.

Christmas is a little over a week away and this past weekend I felt it was time to make some Christmas goodies, since next weekend we'll be in Northwest Arkansas doing Christmas with my parents and Jared's mom and brother. I remember growing up how mom would make a bunch of candy and cookies and stuff around Christmas, and I always wanted to make that a tradition with Izzy and Addy. With mom we would make fudge, peanut butter balls, turtles, homemade almond joy thingies, and all kinds of cookies (I'm sure I'm missing something). There were enough sweets to eat and gain 10 pounds in a week.

So, what did the girls and I make over the weekend you ask?