Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Morning...

is made even brighter by a little company called Williams-Sonoma. Two years ago, I started the tradition of making Santa pancakes on Christmas morning…thanks to William-Sonoma for creating the molds for these pancakes!

I love making these pancakes for a few reasons, the two most important being 1) that it keeps the boys excited for a little while longer and it’s fun seeing them pick which one they are going to eat and 2) it buys me time to make lunch/dinner…whenever we decide to eat our big Christmas meal. Trying to get everything cooked and ready to go by lunch time is just TOO MUCH. So, we’ve now started another tradition…we stay in our jammies all day long and eat late afternoon or early dinner. This gives me most of the day to get everything cooked (and to sit back and enjoy the day)!

(Me, making pancakes...what a mess on my counter -- I'm a little OCD about keeping my counters clean!)

This year, I think I was extremely tired from the last month in general. So, we made the pancakes, made the cornbread for the cornbread dressing then laid on the couch and watched/fell asleep The Christmas Story – I’m pretty sure we watched it a good 5-6 times…it stayed on the whole day. Then I got up, fed the boys a little lunch...and low and behond -- SNOW! We had snow on Christmas. It didn't stick, but it sure was pretty and gave the boys a reason to run around for a few more minutes...then we took a nap. Then we cooked! It was great. Rock On! I love being lazy and productive at the same time!

(Peyton trying to catch snowflakes on his tongue.)

(Palmer -- with his bare feet -- trying to catch the snowflakes! They're there...I promise!)

(Us, right before dinner...Palmer didn't want to eat!)
Beautifully Blessed and Truly Thankful to be able to stay in one place for Christmas,

PS…staying in our jammies the entire day requires us to buy really cute Christmas jammies…this year, for whatever reason, no one had cute jammies. I know. I’d been looking since October. Maybe next year will be a better year for Christmas jammies!


Brooke said...

This is great! I love the Santa pancake mold idea...might steal that!

And, I had the same problem with Christmas Jammies...I looked and looked! I want some simple striped PJs for Carter next year. let me know if you find any cute ones!