Saturday, December 31, 2011
We packed up Hunter and dropped him off at Grandma's house and then drove to the hotel. When we walked in our TV was on and had a welcome message on it with my name on it. A nice touch!
Then I walked into the bathroom and found this...a TV built into the bathroom mirror. I'd never seen that before anywhere. We never stay in hotels this nice!
Texas Spice at which I had the most awesome appetizer salad. Yum!
Christmas morning came early for us. We had to wake up at 6:30am so we could have our Christmas before we left for my mom's house to have our family Christmas there. Hunter wasn't quite awake yet and was sporting some awesome bedhead.
After we opened our presents Hunter was off to get ready. This year we had an awesome Christmas morning. Last year Hunter needed a nap in the middle of the morning but this year he persevered! We ate homemade cinnamon rolls, made by yours truly, after we opened gifts and read about Jesus's birth from the book we read to Hunter every night. We didn't get to read it to him the night before so we read at the breakfast table.
Then we were off to my mom's where I got distracted from picture taking but not long enough to capture this beautiful ham!
Our Christmas Eve tradition includes snacks, church, sub sandwiches, and a gift from "Santa." This year my sister hosted Christmas Eve so we went to her house for snacks and then we ventured off to her church, The Village, for the service.
My sister found these kid size Solo cups at the store so Hunter enjoyed playing with his.
Dad do I have to look at the camera?
Here's our first failed shot.
We went back to the house after the service for sub sandwiches. It may be weird to some but our mentality is that we always eat light the day before our big feast.
Apparently Baby Mauritzen requested our mom's famous Italian Cream Cake. Famous in our family, of course. And you can't argue with Baby Mauritzen! It was delicious!
A couple of days before Christmas we took Hunter to get his first haircut. We had just taken him to see Santa earlier that day which didn't go well so we knew we were in for it by attempting to have his hair cut, too. However, this went much better than Santa!
I had to put his cape on and tell him it was a bib but halfway through the haircut he started pulling it off.
Thank goodness he was in the racing car seat because that was a good distraction. Dora was playing on the TV but he isn't a TV watcher.
We're almost done!
I think he was looking up at his dad at the time. Such a cute face. There were no tears for his haircut just some fussing and squirming.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Then I dumped a bag of peanut butter and chocolate chips (the combo one) over the top. Since the pan is super hot the chips started to melt so I spread them out with a knife. I could have used an offset spatula for this but I forgot to tell Santa I needed one. Once the chocolate was spread out I sprinkled crushed pecans on top and pressed them down with a piece of foil. This is less messy than using your hands. Trust me on this one.