We're going to do a little Christmas re-cap around here.
I managed to post a whopping 3 times this month.
Anyone else feel like they just ran a Christmas marathon?
I'll agree it was a cheerful marathon with loads of fun stops along the way
but I'm ready for a looong nap.
As many of you know we do a lot of Christmas baking.
I used to start at the end of October to prepare for the Christmas party in the beginning of December.
I'd bake for about 5 weeks and then freeze the cookies as I go.
This year I was a little burnt after Peanut's Monster Halloween Birthday Party.
About 3 weeks before the party I realized I was a tad behind baking schedule....
so I procrastinated another week.
My mom did some baking and I did a few marathon days and all was well.
Who needs sleep anyway.
Santa made an appearance at the Christmas party this year!
Peanut was not excited.
He burst into tears and Papa had to take him into the back and it took 3 of us to calm him down.
Along with all the hot food, mom had this great display.
Santa and Ben had a little game of chess.
According to Ben's rules, Santa always loses.
In addition to this grueling game, Ben had a great many questions for Santa in order to prove his authenticity.
Are you the real Santa?
You weren't the Santa I saw yesterday...
I didn't see your sleigh outside....
Where are the reindeer...
Peanut's not buying it either.
But all was proven well in the end.
Ben left a happy boy and Santa survived a killer game of chess and some brutal interrogation.
I was told that Peanut did throw the ball to Santa once at the end of the night but this is the closest I witnessed the two of them.
Peanut is still not so sure.