Inspired by Little House on the Prairie, we made bear pancakes for Christmas this week. Kathrynne thought they were the neatest pancakes ever. Talk about an easy and simple way to bring a smile to a little girl’s face!
We made some of our favorite Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists to take to a Christmas gathering this week and will be making more for our Christmas morning brunch. These are just so delicious and relatively easy to whip up, too.
December just wouldn’t be the same without Christmas music! We love it and listen to it almost constantly as soon as Thanksgiving is over (well, sometimes I can’t wait and have to turn on some before then!). One of our favorites is the CD my sister recently produced in conjunction with The WILDs.
Cozying up on the sofa with a stack of books and hot drinks has occupied many of our December afternoons. We always tackle quite an eclectic mix of books, but we’ve enjoyed a number of Christmas-y ones in the last few weeks.
By the way, I requested most of these from PaperBackSwap–one of my favorite sources for building our family library! And since the girls love books so much, I’ve stashed some of the books that we’ve gotten in the mail from PaperBackSwap recently and will be wrapping them up for Christmas presents. They will love this and it’s about as frugal as it gets when it comes to Christmas presents!
And finally, one way we’ve sought to keep a Christ-centered Christmas this year is by doing a Jesse Tree.