Almost time for the festivities . . . hee hee.
Okay, so I have had one amazing day today. It's been so special in it's own way because most of the day was just me and Kryssa. She was super today, thank God. I don't think I would have gotten so much done today if she would have had "one those days", you know?! Well, 'we' (she actually did help a lot today! it made it that much more fun for me) made a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie. I wasn't able to make my cheese cake tonight because I ran out of vanilla extract -but I have it now and I will have my cheese cake done, some time in the late morning.
Um, the turkey is stuffed and ready to be place in the oven -that needs to be done at 8am. So, 7 more hours for that . . .
Kryssa is sleeping over at Grandma and Grandpa's house and I am done in the kitchen for tonight.
Oh, we finished setting up our Christmas tree, as we watched the movie Elf. (It's tradition for us -a christmas movie while setting up the tree. ). Kryssa helped decorate that and it was just so wonderful! I really enjoy just watching how much she is capable of doing . . . she can actually participate w/ the "Holiday" stuff now -how exciting. What great memories I'll have. Oh, I can't even imagine what she will be able to help out w/ next year . . .
Here are some pics:
Kryssa helping out w/ the baking:
The Pumpkin Pie BEFORE she started to "help" out:
The Pumpkin Pie AFTER Kryssa "helped" out:
LoL, I didn't even get mad or anything -how could I? She really felt that she helped w/ the Pumpkin Pie -plus it's going to be gobbled right up tomorrow; atleast I got a 'before' picture! She was smacking the pie w/ the whisk and really digging it in there while happily saying, "I did it! A Pumpkin Pie, Mommy. Bate, Bate (spanish for stir/beat). . ." So, it now has her WONDERFUL creative touch!!
Kryssa helping out w/ the Pecan Pie:
The Pecan Pie:
Kryssa decorating her part of the Christmas tree -over and over again. She would put them on and then take them off -over and over . . . Lots of fun though!
These must be those memories that 'mommies' never forget. The ones that I will tell her over and over again -no matter how old she gets. . . I know my mommy has stories/memories that she loves to tell -as if it was just yesterday . . .GREAT memories.I
t's been such a wonderful day w/ Kryssa and then when Chris got home and, of course, w/ my parents (my mom was over helping me w/ the stuffings -sharing some family recipes) . . . I look forward to tomorrow!