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My Mom took time off while we were staying with them and that was lovely! It was so nice to just be together. My parents took the best care of all of us! Granny had a list of all the Christmas goodies she wanted to bake and my girls loved jumping in to be the helpers! It was all sorts of magic and so relaxing for this pregnant old gal!

Baking cakes with my girls and giving them the all clear with frosting pretty much won me best Mom ever award.

We learned how to make fancy sugar cookies. My Mom taught us how and it was a lot of fun! The girls especially enjoyed making all sorts of fancy creations. I've never flooded sugar cookies before and it's a pretty satisfying thing to do. It was special to be in town to do this with my Mom and not just seeing photos on the family chat. 

Sometime before Christmas we made swedish gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies. Here are some pictures of my little helpers. Maeve got in like a dirty shirt grabbing fingerfuls of dough to eat! In December, Maeve added the word, "cookie" to her vocabulary. 

Playing some blog catch-up this week....

Christmas Eve was wonderful! We went to Ranchos San Antonio in the morning and walked/hiked with friends. We actually made it all the way to Deer Hollow Farm and we loved looking at all the animals. We spent a good couple of hours outside and it was foggy, misty and beautiful.

One of our traditions is to make Swedish Gingerbread cookies on Christmas Eve. When we're celebrating at our own home, we like to deliver them to a handful of other families who are also staying local. I love doing that!

And then home for dinner and Christmas books and Santa prep.