Pre-Christmas Festivities

Welcome to our crazy holiday fun-filled December!! A little late posting, but better than never! This picture about sums up the season. Crazy, fun and never a dull moment!

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So in the weeks leading up to Christmas Eva and I made a few of our favorite candies. As you can see in some of the photos the boys helped too.

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As you can see Wyatt wanted to help with the making of out peanut butter balls.

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All three of them did some QC and I am happy to report they were fantastic.

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Of course licking of the spoons and bowls is a necessity. DSC00557

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This year I let go of my inner perfectionist and allowed Eva to scoop the peanut butter balls. I realized it is the memories she will have making the candy with me that will be far better than a perfectly round piece of candy. DSC00579

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I still think they look pretty good for a five year old!

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Nightly we opened a Christmas book and we all read it together. The boys really loved this!

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We went again this year to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. It was great, last year we went to Buffalo and it was dark when the train rolled in which I have to say is way cooler. But this year due to crazy one year olds and sicknesses we chose to stay closer to home and see it in Loretto.

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There was free cookies and hot cocoa!DSC00717

Molly, Deron and Zane even joined us this year.

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All bundled up to stay warm and cozy!

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Sugar cookies were the last ones to be made! Everyone got in on rolling and cutting them.

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I did not get photos of us making all our candy. But here is what we all made.

Pumpkin Nut cups – delicious, its like a mini pumpkin/pecan pie

Peanut butter balls – just like Reese’s

Mint Oreo truffles

Fleur De Sel Caramels – although this year they are more like toffee – note for next year or those with small kids…do not make when you have all three kids to yourself and one is sick

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