Saturday morning started off with Jason and I heading over to the nature trail to get in a good walk. No running, but it was still a good 3 mile hike. Then, girls and I headed over to my aunt's house for our annual sugar cookie making bonanza. She hosts this every year and the girls always look forward to it. I may have caved and eaten a few cookies, but didn't get out of control by any means. Emmeline was in heaven with all the M&M's and I had to watch Cordie who kept going back for more candy. I swear that girl is always hungry, but it is probably just the age. Pre-teen angst has officially set in. Here are a few pictures from the fun.
|My cousin Sammy, holding Emmeline, is the same age as Cordie, but about 4 inches taller.|
Sunday, Jason and I got back out to the trail since our built in babysitters were here. Too bad they can't be with us all the time. It was a little colder out today. I guess our mild winter is going away and the colder temperatures are here to stay. Boo.
The girls and I got out the Christmas decorations and put the tree up (finally). I pretty much sat back and let them go at it. I used to be really anal retentive about where the decorations should be placed, but at some point I figured there is no reason for that. Let them have fun and what does it matter if a couple ornaments are too close together? We also cleaned off the mantle and I rearranged a few pictures. Maybe someday I'll get crazy with the decorating with garland and knick-knacks and bric-a-brac, but for now I'll keep it low key. I am still broke after all.
|Little stinker can't keep her hands off the ornaments.|
In other news, I have jumped on the Keek bandwagon. It seems to be the new cool thing, so of course I had to be a part of it. I haven't submitted any videos yet, but I'll get right on that.