I really love our Christmas tree. This is the first real tree I've had in many years, and it is so nice to come down the stairs in the mornings and smell that piney smell.
A friend came over yesterday and we had fun with some holiday baking. I had a rather ambitious list of about seven varieties of cookies and fudge, but after we enjoyed lunch and hit the grocery store and gave Emma a bottle and put her down for a nap, we had a lot less baking time than we started with.
So we made Snickerdoodles
and Peanut Butter Blossoms
and a pan of fudge... so there are still four varieties of cookies on my list. I hope Hubby's colleagues at work enjoy the fruits (sweets?) of our labor!
Miss Emma had rice cereal for the first time a couple of days ago. As you can see, it went very well.
What's going on?
Mama, what is this weird stuff in my mouth?
Et tu, Daddy?
Poor baby was in tears by the end, even though the whole thing lasted about three minutes. So, we stopped and tried again yesterday. She was still suspicious about the whole thing and pushed most of it out with her tongue, but on the whole it went a lot better the second time.
I've got to spend today working on Christmas presents and getting things in the mail. Happy Monday!