We had a very relaxing Christmas this year. We opted to stay close to home and celebrate with close friends and family.
Noah's class had a holiday party where we decorated sugar cookies which was loads of fun. I had volunteered to make the cookies because it seemed like the people planning the sugar cookie party didn't actually know how to make them! So, I planned on this being my once-a-year-sugar-cookie baking experience (not a huge fan of making sugar cookies!). Six dozen cookies later, I brought them into his class and someone had bought a bunch and had already handed out them out! I felt a little frustrated by this especially since I was pretty sure my homemade cookies tasted way better, but just ended up keeping my cookies and giving them out to friends as gifts! After all was said and done, it was a fun party and the kids had a great time.
The boys made out like bandits as usual this year. Thomas trains, Angry Birds, and Transformers seemed to be the general theme! We spent a nice Christmas at home after going to church and had Christmas dinner with my parents that evening.
The next day we ate Danish pancakes that I made with my new Ebelskiver pan (yum!) and then headed down to mid-town to be tourists for the day. PS -- the day after Christmas is a great day to see the Rockefeller tree and other such Christmas sights. So, we saw the tree and then went to the Top of the Rock. We've done the Empire State Building before but the Top of the Rock was a first for us. It was really fun! The boys are really into maps right now, so it was fun to have our map out while we checked out the different sights from 70 stories up.