Saturday, December 25, 2010

{Sugar Bee} Santa Baby Bellies

This Christmas was a very special and important one for my family because it was my son's very first Christmas. Thus, as the month of December quickly approached, I knew I had a little bit of planning in order to start my family's Christmas traditions off on the right foot.

I had to make my Christmas gift list (and check it twice), buy P.J.'s to wear on Christmas morning, have the perfect outfit for my son to wear on Christmas Eve, listen to Christmas music and watch a few Christmas movies to get into the spirit of the season, and finally bake some cookies for my family and friends to enjoy (and one day for my son to enjoy as well).
The theme of this year's Christmas was "Santa Claus" for a few different reasons. Mainly because it would be the first time Jake would sit on Santa's lap (a.k.a. Grandpa) and receive Christmas presents from Jolly Old Saint Nick. But also because this year he would be Santa's little helper and dress in a matching Santa baby outfit. Not to mention I own a very cute apron that looks like Santa Claus' red suit, with a matching apron for my husband and son. If I would have had just a little more time to plan and decorate, I would have also coordinated a Christmas card design and all of my table linens with the Santa Claus red suit theme!
Because the decorative theme seemed to revolve around Santa Claus, I decided that the cookies would also have to tie in somehow. Thus after browsing online, I found a blog website called Tidy Mom and the author featured a sugar cookie design that looked like Santa Claus' belly. As soon as I saw her cookies, I knew I had to replicate them!
After hours of work in the kitchen, I baked several dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies (with and without nuts), Santa Baby Belly Sugar Cookies (as I like to refer to them since my son's belly had a close resemblance to that of Santa's), and of course my Mint Chocolate Covered Oreos.
The result of my efforts were very festive and colorful cookies that were thoroughly enjoyed. What a busy and absolutely amazing and blessed Christmas!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

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