Saturday, January 29, 2011

~Christmas baking with our kids.~

Mrs. Phyllis' house was such a blessing to our family. We lived in her house while Phillip worked hard on our home in Cinci. Thank you, Mrs. Phyllis!!
~In spite of having a new baby and trying to work on our own home, I decided that I should take time to do some Christmas baking with our kids. So, on Saturday, December 18th, I took our kids to the Christmas program practice at our church. While they were practicing Laura and I went grocery shopping for supplies. (It was fun shopping together as sisters, that doesn't happen often since I live in S. America and she in N. America. =)
Then I picked up our kids from practice and we went home and made lots of Christmas goodies. We made Mrs. Hurt's chocolate clusters, our Christmas mice, gingerbread cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies, and cherry kiss cookies.~
~Elijah was looking at some of the treats, and practicing the song, "Yield Not to temptation". =)
~Kimberly helping Elijah cut some gingerbread cookies.~
~Having fun, making memories, and making yummy goodies!~
~Kimberly's gingerbread men.~
~Some more of our kid's creations.~
~I asked our kids what Christmas goodie they really wanted to make. Kimberly said that she wanted to make our Christmas mice. She said that we've made those every Christmas but one that she can remember. So, we made our fun Christmas mice.~
~And we made up some Christmasy trays for the kid's and our Sunday School teacher's, their Jr. church leaders, the Jowers, and our Dear Missions directors, the Beckers.~

~I asked Sarah and Noah to go and gather us some greenery and pine cones for the mantel. In this picture, if you look closely you can see Sarah up in the tree picking pine cones and throwing them down to Noah who is catching them and putting them into the sled. =)~~Then the kids put the greenery on the mantel. We put our Christmas gifts by the fire place since we didn't have a Christmas tree at Mrs. Phyllis' house.~
~And we put up my cute Christmas mouse that Cindy (from our church in Colombia) made me.~
~I saw this CUTE Christmas ornament at Cracker Barrel, and I loved it. Mom D. was with me and bought it for me. It says, "Jesus is the Reason for the Season." Thank you, Dad and Mom. D. =)~


Rob and Deanna said...

Isn't it fun & worth every thing when our children work & play together?! We are cleaning house today & I love watching the children work together without fussing! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. :-) Miss you all!

lila said...

Good looking candies. They did a really good job on the ginger bread cookies. Your trays of goodies look so nice. I don't know how you manage to get so much done. You amaze me. love you tons

Anonymous said...

Those Christmas mice have got to the cutest thing ever - unless it is Kimberly, Sarah, Noah, Elijah and Baby Mary! So glad God used Mrs. Phyllis to loan her home to you. What a blessing. It was so good to hear your voice via phone today and from your home! Love, Moma

Sherry L Dickinson said...

Boy! Sarah is one brave 'bird' sitting up on the pine tree branches!
I love all the things Elijah has to do to resist temptation, and it is nice that he has siblings and parents to help him resist temptation also. While visiting you all, this ol' grandma D got plum wore out trying to help Whyjah out of the temptation he didn't resist.
The candy mice are adorable! And, the cherry kiss cookies sound intriging. I wonder how those are made?
I am happy we found a trinket at Cracker Barrel that you like. It is fun to buy little Christmas ornaments.
I loved this goodie cooking post. It was fun and interesting to look at.
Love, Mom D

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