Elizabeth and Matthew received matching pjs. It was pyjama day at school and she REALLY wanted to change into her new "footies" (but we convinced her to wear the two piece instead).
Matthew immediately took a chomp out of his orange. Then he tried eating his grapes. Then he smashed his chocolate St Nicholas into bite sized pieces which he stuffed into his mouth, small bits of foil and all.
Mommy and Daddy were big meanies and took everything away.
Auntie Janice made gluten free Speculaas. It was super yummy. Mommy made almond free mock marzipan, which was not bad, except that adding the colouring changed the texture and it wouldn't hold its shape anymore. I guess we'll have to try again next year.
In the evening Mommy went to Come Sing Messiah and had a lovely time.
The most notable part of our annual Christmas tree decorating this year was that Elizabeth read the instructions to us all by herself. She just had to read which colours to put into which slots, but YAY for reading!
Matthew hasn't knocked over the tree yet but we did not put most of the fragile ornaments on this year. Just in case...
We made Christmas cones for dessert to start off Advent. Technically, this is an idea that I saw on Pinterest that doesn't work in real life nearly as well as advertised. But Elizabeth thinks it's a "keeper" of a recipe and they are tasty so we'll keep making them...