Making New Traditions
First thing in the morning, the boys headed out to play in the snow in their pyjamas
Whilst I baked up a storm for neighbours and nursery teachers.
E loaded up the cookie express and performed a range of delivery duties around the village including knocking, handing over cookies, dropping cookies, playing with neighbour's toy cars and eating a bowlful of chocolate (all very important holiday tasks).
After a quiet afternoon, we sat down to a special, candle lit meal of hearty winter vegetable stew and amazing cranberry cake.
We then headed off to the village hall for the annual carol singing and mince pies event. Its sad that the camera wasn't there to capture my small boy standing at the front of the room pretending to read the song sheet and sing. He was only let down by the fact that the one Christmas song he knows is his own version of "Old MacDonald had a Jingle Bell". When that failed, he proceeded to break dance. Yes, I did well-up just a bit.
(Of course, the seams had to be thoroughly tested to ensure boy-proofness.)
And as they say, let there be light! Here's to a new season.
(recipes for the chocolate cherry cookies and cranberry cake coming tomorrow)