We had a baking weekend planned for some time now. It’s not our family tradition but I always bake before Christmas…not to the extent we did this time around but there are definitely sugary home baked goodies around here this time of year.
The girls proposed a backing weekend and I was right on board. It just so happened that Buck was also coming home the same weekend to go deer hunting so I asked if the kids could come. Scott came and Lucy stayed home with mommy. Carver was thrilled that Scotty was coming…we all were thrilled that Scotty was coming.
So here’s how things went. Knowing what a task baking can be and how much we’d need if we split things four ways, Kalissa and I prepped things on Saturday. We mixed up the Peanut Butter Ball dough..and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffle dough and the Sugar Cookie Dough.
Admittedly we did take a break now and then. We had to sing to the music and tried to teach the boys, Carver 2, and Scotty 3, how to swing dance.
They loved it! I did too!!
We did all sorts of other “fun” things!!
Kalissa with Carver on the left and Scotty on the right.Here they stole treats and went to the living room to watch TV and snack.
They “helped make bars” which consisted of eating dough.
Those goof balls.
…and they they went outside to play in the snow.
One would think we couldn’t accomplish a thing, but we did. They did play by themselves some of the time.
Kayla came Saturday late afternoon and we made Fudge Puddles.
These are something I don’t always get made every year.
We ended up going out to eat at the local bar and grill. Here’s Auntie Kayla showing the boys her “mad” pool skills.
The next day, we were back at it. Now we had all three of my girls and the little boys…and me of course.
Here’s Kalissa and I goofing off….See the flour on my face??
I was the sugar cookie maker…well roller and baker. The girls took over with the decorating…and no, we don’t do fancy cookies. Our goal is to make them EXACTLY like Grandma Kramer’s. We did pretty good too!!
We weren’t rushed as we had to stop and help our “help”. The boys play so nice together. They are always hopping from one thing to another. We took turning dipping. We had way more Peanut Butter balls and Coconut Balls than anyone would ever want to dip.
We don’t claim to be patient or practiced dippers.
Grandpa took a turn with the boys and read books in the recliner. We did have to do a show and tell of Kayla’s Texas Braid quilt….she got it back from the quilters. (Our friend Carla did it)
My lighting is back here….sorry.
Kayla is making this for her mother in law. It’s made mostly with scraps from her mother. It needs to be trimmed and bound yet. This makes me want to get mine done.
I have a little time over break and am hoping to do it then. It’s a great quilt and Carla did a fabulous job with it. You can find Carla HERE if you need a great longarmer with quick turn around.
Sunday neither of the boys napped while at my house…both of them once apart from each other fell asleep in minutes. They played HARD. The boys were so pooped once they parted ways on Sunday.
We adults all wanted to take a nap too.
We had a good time. It was an amazing weekend. I’m not one for fancy planned family celebrations. I’m more for days like this weekend was.