Monday, December 13, 2010

loving this season





I love reindeer.  If I have a Christmas theme...it is reindeer. 



My favorite colors of Christmas are gold and red.





I had so much fun this past weekend with these two munchkins and their dad, who happens to be the best dad and husband ever.  I love this time of year and I love seeing the joy in our kids eyes.



Layla has not put her best friend Clarice down since we adopted her and Rudolph.




I am dying to make cookies...I can't wait to decorate sugar cookies and have Layla help me. But I want to wait until Layla is out of school.  She has five days left and then she is on vacation until the beginning of the year....so in the mean time I made oatmeal cookies.  They are so good and I am pretty sure each of us had at least 5 warm right out of the oven.  I used the same recipe I always use for oatmeal cookies.  The recipe is found on the lid of the Quaker oatmeal container.


Hayden ate his cookies front of the Christmas tree. 



If you haven't made a Portable North Pole message for your kids do it!

It is so fun if you do the Santa thing. 
We do the Santa thing in our house, but we never loose sight of the real reason for the season.





For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 6:6

13 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

The Clarice and Rudolph are too cute! My boys have been asking for two weeks when we are going to make gingerbread boys...I'm waiting until school gets out too:) I do have to bake a ton of cookies this week for teacher's gifts though!

Lauren said...

Precious post!!! :)

Michelle said...

we just adopted a little Clarice too! don't ya just love Build a Bear <3 i'll have to check out the portable north pole message thing, not heard of that.

Elaine said...

Looks like tons of fun in your household this time of year. I find so many of the things yall do are similar to what will happen around here :) Happy cookie baking!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

ohhhh lovin all the reindeers! jealous!

jenn said...

my 'theme' would be snowmen...i love them =)

i haven't heard of the PNP...just signed up though!
thanks for sharing =)

Emily said...

I love reindeer too...although I have to admit I'm getting tired on CONSTANTLY listening to Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. :)

Kelli said...

How sweet! Ooh, I'm sure your cookies are going to be so good. I love oatmeal though and they are pretty yum warm from the oven. Love the verse that you shared...it's so powerful.

Shannon said...

Reindeers are so adorable! Link up with us tomorrow and spotlight your favorite ornaments!

Have fun baking with L...I can't wait to do this one day with GG!

jennykate77 said...

LOve your reindeer from Build A Bear! They are so cute!! Isaiah is kinda growing out of that and it makes me sad. I still want stuffed animals from BAB!!

Sounds like you guys are having a great Christmas season so far!!

Bonnie said...

I think it will be nice when Jarrett is a little older & around the age of your kids when he realizes what is going on that will be fun! I want him to help me make sugar cookies too! Right now, he would just make a mess :P Your kids are so cute & I love Clarice :D

shortmama said...

Our girls loved their PNP messages too!

Jill said...

I love reindeer too! We just baked some Christmas cookies the other day for some of my hubby's co-workers and man was it a lot of work! I'm thinking Santa is going to get ready-made-refridgerator-dough cookies this year! HA! Merry Christmas!!!