You know cookie baking is seeerious beeeezness when you have to remove your shirt to do so.
Kate had attended a friend's baking party earlier in the day and was so happy to have the appropriate head gear in which she could perform her baking duties.
Daniel, Ryenne, and Emmy couldn't let the new arrival of snow go to waste, and ventured out in the dark to have some fun. They rolled a ball so big, they could barely budge it. (Unfortunately, it started to rain shortly thereafter and continued until Christmas, destroying our hopes of a white Christmas.)
Papa was super excited about the whole thing.
Can you blame him? Look at this crew!
When all the cookies were baked and packaged to send home, the excitement began to mount as everyone listened for the oh-so-exiting sound of jinglebells, signaling the arrival of our favorite visitor. And arrive he did! There are few things more magical than the look on all the little faces when those door opens upstairs and those bells start to jingle.
Santa is here!
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for throwing such a grand party!