Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Traditions

Zachariah is just now at the age where he can "get into" Christmas. He is very excited about Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations, presents, "no-fakes" (snow flakes) and Christmas lights. He is loving this whole Christmas thing so far!

We started a new tradition this year, and I hope that we will keep it around for a while. As Zachariah gets older it will get more fun for him, but I think he had a fair amount of fun this year. Especially considering his lack of nap and uber amount of crankiness. (I will spare you the details)

Wanna know what we did??


We painted Christmas cookies! It was super fun and A LOT easier to clean up than sprinkles.



In case you are interested in the icing/glaze recipe...

Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon corn syrup, 2 tablespoons water, and a splash {1/2 teaspoon, maybe} of almond extract, or whatever flavoring you desire. Divide the mixture into smaller containers and stir in 2-3 drops of food coloring per container making each a different color.








The best part about painting cookies is being able to eat them!




These are the finished cookies! Only two of Zachariah's cookies actually made it to the "finished plate" alive. The rest were a little decapitated...


Can you tell that he favored the color green? I think this holiday tradition gets two sugary thumbs up from our little toddler. :)


Happy Christmas Eve Eve everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great tradition!! He is getting to be such a big boy. *sniff, sniff*

Love,
Mimi