Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Eve

We spent Monday and Tuesday attending my friend's mother's wake and funeral services. That left Christmas Eve for all of the Christmas preparations. I had a lot of baking to get done which wouldn't be a problem with all of the helpers at my house!
Our Christmas dinner menu and desserts were going to be simple as it was only the family plus Captain Daddy's mother and step-father. After a survey of what desserts everyone wanted, the list included three items: pumpkin pie, white cake with white icing, and our famous cut-out sugar cookies.
Let the baking begin!
Cut-out sugar cookies are interesting at our house because they usually don't look very Christmas-sy. We have cookie cutters of reptiles, dinosaurs, fish, Texas, North Carolina, stars, moons, etc.

The girls taking turns cutting out cookies.

I like baking!

I like Stegasaurus cookies!

Beach Mama giving the girls a lesson on the proper cookie cutting technique.

The white cake with white icing turned into a two layer Christmas tree cake. It actually looked more like a Godzilla Christmas tree cake as it was about 5-6 inches tall. Godzilla putting on the final decorating touches.

Christmas Tree cake (plan view)

Praline Pumpkin Pie (praline pecans are on the bottom).

Naked cut-out sugar cookies.
The children didn't want to mess with icing/decorating the cookies. They think Santa likes them better this way. Due to the time constraints, it worked for me!

We are so excited!!!! Santa please hurry!!
These are a few things wished for this year:
Big Tuna - a drum set, new iPod, some DVDs
Godzilla - iPod, PSP, DVDs, Electric Guitar, Legos
The Queen - a Fishing Pole with Animals to Catch, PeePee Dolly, Microphone, Guitar
The Princess - What The Queen said.
Ho! Ho! Ho!

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