Well, yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And I've got pictures to prove it. We put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving. My Mom gave us several of these cute ornament balls - made by my great aunt June.
And remember that review I did for Children Inspire Designs a few months back? Well our little bird ornament finally found his rightful place on our tree:
And since the tree went up, the twins have been deconstructing it 24/7. I can't keep ornaments on the tree! It's a good thing I left most of the ornaments in storage!
There are ornament roundups everyday. I've found them in all sorts of places. Just think - if you were going for a ride and an angel was at the wheel, you'd have nothing to worry about....
Even Baby Jesus ventured away from his nativity to get out for a stroll. Luckily, his benefactor made sure he was well buckled in.
Cort and Reid made gingerbread houses at preschool. I attended the party, and worked in vain to try to get candies on the houses before the twins ate them all. Reid managed to participate in applying candy a bit (after thoroughly stuffing his mouth first) but Cort just ate everything and didn't do much decorating. Obviously, this was a great time.
And finally, this was the year that I was going to skip out on making truffles. I was over it! And then I called my grandmother one day to chat, and she said, "You're bringing me some of your truffles this year, right???". Uh....yes....as a matter of fact, I am bringing you truffles dear grandmother. And so, I proceeded to make 4 batches. Peanut butter, chocolate, berry, and mint.
I have to admit - they do look so cute once packaged into little truffle boxes. If you'd like to know how to make them, you can check out my tutorial for oreo truffles here . They are easy to make, but slightly time consuming. For the berry flavor this year, I used the new ice cream berry flavored Oreos. They are actually pretty decent!
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