Christmas Traditions

I can not believe it's already Christmas weekend?! This month literally flew by for me. I always feel like I have so much time in the beginning of December, and then POOF! It's Christmas Eve! I just wanted to share what we've been up to this month as well as a few fun Christmas traditions we are starting with the kids. 

Baking cookies is obviously one of the best Christmas traditions. My grandma used to make cookie press cookies every year when I was growing up. It's one of my favorite memories from my childhood Christmases. She would dye the batter green with food coloring and make little Christmas trees and wreathes. She gifted me my own cookie press for Christmas the year Bill and I got married and I love making them every year! 

Of course, the sugar cookie cut outs are another favorite and are so fun to decorate with the kids! The ones above were decorated by yours truly (while the boys were napping). Camden helped me decorate a few of them, but ultimately ended up trying to just eat all the icing and toppings! I used this cookie and icing recipe which was so easy!

We also found the time to visit Santa this year! Camden was excited to tell Santa that he wanted 'Lightening McQueen' for Christmas. Bennett on the other hand, was not a fan (clearly). Poor Bennett started crying as soon as he saw Santa, like he knew what was coming! We were able to get a quick photo of them and then I consoled crying Bennett and kept trying to convince him that Santa was a nice guy! Oh well... Maybe next year will be better? (See how they reacted to Santa last year here. I can't believe how much they've grown in a year!)

We also made it to the Christmas lights at the zoo! Which was one of the items on our Christmas Bucket list. It was a busy night to go last Saturday and took us about 40 minutes to get in (we live 10 mins away from the zoo!), but once we got in it was totally worth the wait! Camden and Bennett loved seeing all the lights! Camden also loved seeing the reindeer and even the polar bears were out playing! We saw a glimpse of Santa too but, the line to sit on his lap was a mile long so we just waived 'hi' from a distance. 

I haven't been doing much shopping for myself recently, but I did want to share this cozy cowl neck sweater. Of course, this particular one is sold out online, but I've linked a very similar one that's a little longer from the same brand here. These riding boots have been a staple in my wardrobe this winter as well as these leggings

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones! I plan to be back with a post or 2 next week with a little recap of our Christmas and a 'best of 2017' post before the new year!

1 comment

  1. I always feel bag for the babies but I actually think the crying pictures are adorable! You guys have had a lot of fun season! Kids make this time of year so much better!! Merry Christmas!


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