Christmas is fast approaching. 15 days. Wow. It feels like life has been in fast-forward. Between the shopping, the scrapbooking projects, the endless cookie baking and lots of fun family Christmas activities, everything is just zipping by!
Maddux was sick yesterday, again. Breuklyn is getting an A+ in germ sharing this year. She never gets sick, but Maddux does. Of course, a little snuggle time on the couch helps speed up the recovery time.
Oh, the baking. I keep thinking that I will lose interest, but I thoroughly enjoy the baking process. I have lots of platters of cookies to make for Brad's employees and our friends and neighbors, so I just keep going. I'll post the Day 9 Recipe for Cardamom Cookies later. They are super yummy and definitely different than a standard Christmas cookie.
This is proof that my family is not living on cookie dough. I know that there are some concerns. Hee Hee. Granted, friend chicken isn't exactly the healthiest meal ever, but I did serve corn, mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli with it. Better?
I know that I write a lot about the conversations that I have with Breuklyn and Maddux, so let's take a moment to give Paizlee a shot at the spotlight. Hi, Paizlee. We are trying to teach her animal sounds. She is obsessed with the neighbor's kittens so everything in her world says EEE-OOOOWWW! Just that loud. What does an elephant say? EEE-OOOOWWW! What does a dinosaur say? EEE-OOOOWWW! What does Mommy say? NO! Hey, now.
Every year, my grandmother made hard candy. Every year when I was growing up, my mom, sister and I made candy. Now, I make my own hard candy while talking to my mom and sister on the phone who are also making hard candy 656.99 miles away.
I just about did myself in with the cinnamon flavor. I forgot that I wasn't supposed to use the entire bottle of flavoring because it makes it too strong. Brad had to step in because I couldn't stop sneezing long enough to stir. For subsequent batches, when the sugar would reach 300 degrees, I would call him in to do the flavor stirring. He's such a good guy.
Have a happy Tuesday!