I'll share our special Christmas tradition in a moment,
but let me begin by introducing the Worlds Best Babysitter Ever!!
World, meet Christmas Tree (he keeps Adam busy for ages) :
|only kid friendly ornaments on the tree this year!|
Now, for our Christmas tradition:
Every Christmas since Micha's been born, we've made a little memento ornament for the Christmas tree, and it's become a precious tradition (last years ornament)I hope to keep alive for many years to come.
This year we attempted to make Cinnamon Applesauce ornaments, using (as the name says) cinnamon and applesauce in equal quantities (I used half a cup of each) to make a dough and than baking the shapes in the oven for a while to harden them.
As per usual with Pinterest ideas it looked a whole lot easier online than it was in real life.
The dough came together quite well, but it was super sticky, and it was hard to roll out.
I finally ended up rolling it out between two pieces of baking paper.
Cutting out shapes wasn't too easy either, to be precise: the cutting wasn't that hard, but moving the cut out shapes from the table to the baking tray was a bit tricky.
|look at that concentration!|
Micha and I made little hearts and two gingerbread men (one for Micha and one for Adam), and they turned out pretty cute.
After they had hardend up in the oven I decorated the gingerbread men ornaments with a bit of white paint in a piping bag to resemble icing.
They did seem a little fragile, so we ended up making some back up ornaments in case the cinnamon ones break:
|this one is Adam's , it says '1st Christmas'. |
I dipped his little fingers in paint and pressed them onto the ornament
|Micha painted and 'glitterized' his ornament all by himself|
Even though it was all a bit messy and tricky, it smelled heavenly and we had fun!
And we held onto our own little family tradition!
Do you have any fun Christmas traditions? Do tell!