Some moments in life are,
better than others.
And this past weekend
fell into the
"Ok, this is a special time!"
For instance, on the first day of our extended weekend,
This year was a bit more enjoyable
as Christa and Rachel were part of the baking crew.
And if you remember from Christa/Robert's wedding weekend post,
Rachel sure loves to have the supervisory role... (the apron above was just a prop :)
there was a little elf involved...
and she was more than willing
to have elf-duty...
which she excelled at, I'll have you know.
We did have a larger elf,
who came in once in awhile to give his two cents worth,
to help with the star cookies,
and to claim his own perfect star.
(You're one of our 'r'ock 's'tars, Robert!)
And at one point during the day,
as I was in the living room playing on the floor with a little elf,
I get a very excited call from the kitchen from my youngest, "Mom, hurry up, come look!!!"
I jump up to see what all of the excitement is about,
to rush into the kitchen to see this...
Christa's proud accomplishment of scooping multiple cookies
from the cookie sheet!
I got the call when she had four on the spatula at a time.
Imagine her excitement when she managed the five!!
Picture a big smile,
and if she were able to jump up and click her heels
while simultaneously balancing the cookies,
she would have!
As you can imagine, baking all day made us ravenous
and the eldest of the elves
stepped in to do his part.
So with carols in the background and
loved ones around the table,
we basked in the specialness of the day,
knowing that these moments are sometimes
too few and far in between.