Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Walking Around

Did I say we had a warm Christmas? Well thankfully it lasted the two days after Christmas too. Nathan had off Thursday-Sunday so we headed to Portsmouth Friday afternoon to walk around. George had a little Christmas money from a family at church and we let him pick out what he wanted to spend it on. A garbage truck! It's barely left his side in two weeks.

Christmas Day 2014

I have a ton of pictures so I'm not going to go into much detail. It was a a fun day and super warm. Weather in the 50's at Christmas is very unusually for NH but we loved it. We had a relaxing day at home, as relaxing as it can be with two kids who got up early and didn't nap well. We got out of the house for a bit right before it got dark to get some fresh air and help George burn some energy. Almost exactly like our Christmas last year.

Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sunday

Nathan bought me a magazine with 96 cookie recipes in it while I was sick. He sometimes buys me small treats like chocolate or a coke but since I was sick and couldn't taste for 2 weeks it had to be something non food related. 
Once we were on the mend and back to eating normally we whipped up a few recipes. Our favorite was a rolled date cookie. I'll throw the recipe up on here once I get all the Christmas posts caught up. 

I also made my traditional sugar cookies and let George and his little buddy dump sprinkles on them. 

One of those whole containers of sprinkles ended up on a moose by the time it was over. 

Since we were so sick my mom changed her scheduled flight to a few days earlier so she could help us catch up on sleep and last minute Christmas prep. She was here for Christmas Sunday which was really nice. 

Edith wore the same dress I wore for my first Christmas that my mom made. The matching bonnet really makes the outfit.

Our attempts at quick post-church pictures.