Friday, December 23, 2011

"Christmas is here..."

Christmas Festivities
Sammy has been keeping a good eye on the kids since our last post. We have been quite busy with play dates, crafts, baking and lots of packing for our trip to Pennsylvania the day after Christmas. 

Sammy has been dipping into the candy bowl.

Atop the 'ol Christmas tree

Where's Sammy??

A little love note for Miss Payton


Sneaky Sammy painted Payton's nose like Rodolph the Red-Nose Reindeer. She slept through the whole thing....

 Payton's Kindergarten Holiday party was so much fun! We made lots of crafts, ate yummy snacks and played with friends.

Payton and her teacher, Mrs. Jamison

 And she lost her 3rd tooth at her Christmas Party!


In between Sammy's adventures, wrapping and packing we had two wonderful play dates with Korben (Payton's best friend) and his little sister Annabelle. 

Sweet Annabelle tried so hard to keep up with the big kids but she always seemed to have a beautiful little smile on her face. 

Two peas in a pod

Let the baking begin...

My lovely assistant, Payton Ashlyn.

My other lovely assistant...

Check out all those baked goodies. We made two batches of Reindeer food, two dozen Candy Cane Blossoms, two dozen Chocolate Gooey Cookies and two dozen Strawberry Gooey Cookies. We had a blast listening to Christmas music and baking lots of goodies for our neighbors, friends and family.

Our homemade Snoopy snow globe.

Our glittery snow white pine cones. 

May your Christmas and New Year be filled with love, laughter and joy with family and friends.

Happy Holidays from the Barrett Family!


  1. That was some serious baking, my friend! Love the snow globes and pine cones--it's a fun craft, huh? Love you guys and hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Miss yoU!!!

  2. You guys really cooked up some good stuff!! Merry Christmas and God Bless You!!! Love Karen


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