Today we bake cookies! The girls are excited about “Christmas cut-out” time! (*Winks at Amy Kate, because I wasn't familiar with the term “Christmas-cut-outs” and she very kindly helped educate me.) We are making Citrus Cream Cheese ones.
It has been fun getting ready for Christmas. I mostly have cooking/baking left, but there is still one batch of gifts left to wrap. My parents arrive tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to a house full of merry festivities!
The girls' piano recital went supurbly! Kaira played “Away in a Manger” with the “other” melody. It was quite lovely. Kendra played jubilantly as well, beaming her way through, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Both girls displayed enthusiasm and confidence. 🙂 I enjoy watching the other children perform too. Just watching the different personalities shine through is a joy. Ken's mom was there, as were his dad and stepmom. Kristy joined us as well, so we were quite a large part of the audience! Afterward Ken's mom treated us to a nice dinner out, and the children were more patient than I was about the hour long delay with our order. Dinner was quite nice, however, and we enjoyed visiting with Ken's mom!
In recent news, I've found a way to style Keianna's hair so that it doesn't look like a palm tree sprouting out of her head. I just do the usual pony tail atop her head, but then flip it through, and it looks much less unusual. The palm tree look is kinda cute though.