Decorating cut out sugar cookies is a much loved family tradition
that stems back to my husband's childhood.
We use his mother's now antique cookie cutters and her recipe,
as we have for over 40 years,
and we have a marvelous time!
Maggie, now two, is enjoying this festivity too!
This is the first year that Charlie,4, has really gotten into it:
sifting the confectioner's sugar for the icing
and helping to measure and add all of the icing ingredients
as I attempt to whip them to utter perfection.
Of course, he loved checking the decorative sugars,
just to make sure they were ok for the rest of us to consume!
This past Sunday, we went with the kids to visit Santa.
There was a little time to kill while we patiently waited our turn:
Maggie loves watching and doing all her big brother does.
We rode the little train around Santa's village,
and Maggie was totally mesmerized.
Oh the wonder of this time of year through the eyes of
Wishing you all the best for a joyous holiday season,
and a happy and healthy 2015!