Today is a snow day. I love having the kids home. We are lucky that Our school district called school last night so there wasn't any getting up early only to find out you can go back to bed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saturday we went into Boston . We went to the presidents brunch at Simmons college. My daughter has been accepted there. She was awarded the deans scholarship which would pay 1/2 the tuition. How nice . She hasn't decided , but we went to check things out. The high lite of the outing was afterwards we went to China town to eat. We found a place that served Korean food and really enjoyed it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Christmas decorating is underway as Matthew decided to decorate my feather tree. He was so proud of himself, I had to leave it like this. After all isn't this smile what Christmas is all about?? We finally got a tree. We chose to get a real one this year. It smells so good. We decided to make the ornaments this year instead of pulling out the family ones. Matthew and I made dough ones and cut them out in shapes of stars and mini gingerbread men. This is the recipe I used.
2 cups flour 1 cup salt 1 cup cinnamon 2 cups vanilla
I put it all in a zip lock bag and kneaded the dough inside the bag. I added a little extra vanilla till it was the right consistency. I then dusted the counter with cinnamon and rolled out the dough and cut to shapes. I used a tooth pick to add a hole for stringing and baked in oven at 300. time depending on size and thickness. They smell heavenly!! I thought we could make more ornaments today as we all are snowed in. However play station has won out and I am doing it myself. I made the candy cups out of Pete cups for gardening, I love all the different things you can do with these. I just added wire for hanging . tucked in a little red tissue and added gum drops . My tree is sad but I am sure as the Holiday approaches the kids will come around and we will add to it. Hope you all are making the most of your day.