Today we began our Holiday baking. Due to the massive amounts of flour all over the kitchen, the camera was put away for safety's sake, however I did get a shot of Alex getting ready to crush candy canes to make some peppermint bark!
Grandma Mary was an invaluable resource--from helping melt chocolate over an improvised double boiler to entertaining Alexandra after she tired of the kitchen drudgery!
The highlight of our day, however, was running into Santa Claus at Trader Joe's. He was just buying some groceries when we walked in, and we stalked him paparazzi-style for a while. Then, as he left he made sure to come over and say 'hi' to Alex, and offer her a mini candy-cane. We decided he must have been buying reindeer food-- How fun is that?!? So, Santa-- if you're somehow reading this blog, thanks for such a special experience!