My mom and my sister thought it would be fun to have Brody, Baxlyn, Kylee & Korbin come over for an entire Saturday to bake and decorate Christmas cookies! My brother Brian is here from Michigan to spend the holidays with us as well and was able to join in the fun! We all had a great time and plan on making this a little tradition the quads can enjoy each year! Warning, picture overload coming your way….
Little Santa Brody cutting into the dough first!
Korbin, oh so serious!
Miss Kylee & Aunt Beth
After the cutting and just a few minutes in the oven it was time for the decorating! 2 year old quadruplets plus 4 bowls of frosting and millions of sprinkles equal quite a mess and a load of fun! Love this one of Brody…
Kylee and her fake smile…
Then we have Baxlyn. This activity was right up her alley. I don’t think she mumbled a word the entire time she decorated! She was SO into what she was doing it was as if nobody else existed!
You can NEVER have too many sprinkles, says Korbin!
The final products…
After the cookie decorating Uncle Darrell ventured out into a whole other territory. He’s got his own annual tradition of making gingerbread houses and this year he thought it would be a good idea to have the fab four join in the fun! Below, I had to get a close up of Kylee totally ROCKING this pincer grasp, something she’s definitely struggled with with her left hand. Seriously, as her Mama, this picture means a lot to me and is such a reminder of how far this baby girl has come! OH so proud of you Kylee Mae, so proud! The end result! Not too bad if I do say so myself!
Just a few days before their baking fun the quads had their very first sleepover away from home (besides vacations and hospital stays)! Bret and I had an evening to ourselves while Nana, Aunt Beth, Uncle Darrell, Uncle Brian and cousin John took them for the night! Bret and I have spent many nights away from the babies since they were tiny but have always left them at home with sitters. It was nice to ship them off so we could have the house to ourselves for a change!
Below, three of the four enjoying a little steak dinner with Nana and Uncle Brian!
Pita (our Elf on the shelf) even showed up to watch for good behavior!
Brody’s new found love….loading the dishwasher! He is the biggest helper lately and loves to “do you a favor”! Sweet sweet boy!
One last picture of the crew confined to their peapods while they camped out on the living room floor! Nana slept on the couch to keep a close eye on them through the night. She said Brody woke up at 1am and sang “Jingle Bells” and talked to himself for 2 hours! LOL!
I absolutely love this time of year and having the babies makes it a million times better! This year the Christmas spirit is in full swing, you can see it in their little eyes as they start to “understand” the season and all that it brings! I have no doubt each year will get better and better and I look forward to making more unforgettable memories like the ones we have this year!