I could list a million things that I wanted to get done today and a million things that I did not do. But one thing I did do was force myself to straighten up the kitchen so that we could do our first round of real Christmas baking. I needed it today and I was determined to make it happen.
Little Abe and I made our first batch of Christmas cookies for the year, Christmas press cookies. That's what my mom called them. I think they're called spritz cookies normally. He chose the Christmas tree mold, or shape and he helped me mix up the dough. The neat thing was that he also did the press, mostly himself. He was so proud and even though I snapped at him a few times when he kept telling me not to help and kept knocking the press over he had so much fun. You'd never know the little guy had a sort of rough day. He's happily watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (the one with Jim Carrey). We've watched a TON of Christmas movies this year and this one is by far his favorite. A.) He has a serious love of animals and he adores the Grinch's dog, Max and B.) He has a very silly sense of humor that he got from his daddy and he thinks the movie is really fun and funny.
Okay, I got a little side tracked there. The cookies turned out great. I feel that I at least accomplished one thing today that I really wanted to do. My buddy is really happy and we've made yet another neat Christmas memory this year. And there may have been hot chocolate involved too.