Monday, July 24, 2017

christmas in july

making frosting
One of my favorite summer traditions is our annual Christmas in July celebration.  While we did not bake cookies from scratch this year (we had just returned from a six week trip after all), we did make buttercream frosting!  No matter what we're making, Ellie's favorite part is licking the beaters.

cookies one
The kids had fun frosting dozens of cookies.

cookies two
Cookie frosting fun!

cookies three
I think the sprinkles are the favorite part since every cookie was coated in them.  Ellie made Target logos and people with hers-- as well as some covered in a random assortment of sprinkles!

cookies four
Cookie decorating is always followed by cookie eating!

movies and presents
We enjoyed our traditional Christmas Eve pizza for dinner and watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" while we ate.  Then it was time for presents!!

presents one
The anticipation!!  The excitement!!

presents two
Chris and Nick opened their presents (and let Ellie help!) and then everyone headed off to bed to count sugar plums!  I love celebrating Christmas in July because it spreads the Christmas cheer throughout the year and it gets everyone excited for Christmas in a few months.

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