The past few December days have been quiet ones here in our home. We are schooling, on the couch in pajamas during December, playing Christmas games, and eating special festive treats. The beautiful Christmas tree cake is a tradition in our home. My amazing grandma Mildred's birthday was December 15, and growing up, my mom made her a birthday cake in tree-shaped pans. It was yellow cake with green colored vanilla icing and sliced bananas between the layers. I can still taste it and remember the feeling of being at Grandma's with my aunts, uncles, and cousins celebrating Grandma Mil. My mom gifted me the pans and every year, and I continued the tradition of making Grandma a birthday cake on December 15. Now, Peyton makes it and we have replaced the flavor with rich chocolate fudge cake, but the sentiment remains. It is a cake for Grandma Mil who celebrates in Heaven.
This weekend begins our family Christmas celebrations with our annual Rudolph Breakfast, which as the kids have grown, has become a brunch! We order fresh donuts from the bakery in town, I add some fresh fruit, play Rudolph music, and decorate with all the Rudolph items I have accumulated over the years. That's it. Nothing fancy. Just fun. After that, we are exchanging our Secret Santa presents! Which reminds me, I need to wrap mine. But one more cup of coffee first.
What are your plans this last weekend before Christmas?
Thanks for visiting, my friends.
Stay safe and sound, healthy and cozy!