Mommy and Me Monday- The 45th Edition- Our Christmas Preparations


It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids.  Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas (or other holiday you celebrate; or just a good weekend).

This past week involved a ton of baking.  Probably more baking this week than the entire year combined!  I blame that terrible little hand-mixer from college that can’t handle cookie dough (the butter and sugar is okay, but once the flour goes in, it’s all downhill), but Kitchen Aide has yet to call! 

Back to the preparations.  We started out making Snickerdoodles for Santa.  Unfortunately, I didn’t  make enough after giving them to teachers (and us eating a couple).  Round two was peanut butter cookies.  The girls wanted to help.  Aren’t they good helpers?


And, no, not staged at all.  They both wanted to help with the mixer, and next thing I knew, there was Mr. Serious snapping away, bed head, glasses and all.

The final baking piece was the birthday cake for Jesus.  I only had one helper for that!

Now, my crappy, no low speed hand mixer will now take it’s vacation and hibernate until next Christmas.

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  1. Looks like your girls were very helpful! I had that same mixer until I got a new one for Christmas last year. My husband and I laughed every time we turned that puppy on and it had no difference between speeds. Hilarious.

  2. Merry Christmas friend! Bed head and all! 🙂

    Love it by the way.

    Hope your day was wonderful!

  3. Love it! Tucker is always, “Me help!” as well! So, I gotta ask…where does the red come from in your family? My Lilah gets it from the MIL.

    1. Recessive gene. Mr. Serious and I both have a stray red hair here and there, and we both have aunts with red hair.

  4. Snickerdoodles one of my favorites. Cute picture too.

  5. that’s a pretty neat idea….:) cute little helpers!

  6. baking cookies is always fun. my daughter and I always enjoy doing it

  7. that’s so sweet of your kids helping you prepare the Christmas food. Dropping by for Mommy and Me; check out my site too.

  8. I let the kids help decorate this year and that was mess enough! LOL

  9. They are the cutest, sweetest little helpers ever!
    My mixer went back into hibernation as well!

  10. I agree with you! This week I baked more than I ever have! But, I had a blast doing it!!

  11. I baked 7 different kinds of cookies, plus fudge. I don’t know what I would do without my KitchenAid. I use is SO much and it is such a good investment. I’ve had it for at least 8 years, but it still looks and works like new.
    If you can come up with the cash… it is SOOOO worth the money!
    Love the photo of you guys: bed head & glasses, too!!

  12. I seriously want a Kitchen Aide mixer too!! And I hope your cookies turned out well!

  13. Yum! Cookies!!! Bet they came out delish. This is my first time participating. 🙂

  14. Bet all those treats were delicious. MERRY CHRISTMAS, if a bit late. 🙂

  15. Okay, if you only bake once a year then you may not NEED a stand mixer BUT it is SO wonderful when needed. Maybe Santa read this and knows you need one for next year…. 😉

    1. I would do it more with a better mixer:) And, an oven that actually keeps the right temperature.

  16. pretty sure next years christmas cookies will be even easier with that brand new shiny kitchen aid stand mixer 🙂

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