Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gifts From The Heart



Brady and I made a batch of oreo cookies truffles (his favorite) and then Brady asked if he could make the next batch all by himself from start to finish.  He crushed the cookies, mixed in the cream cheese, rolled all the balls, melted the chocolate and dipped a good amount of balls before letting me finish the rest.  I could tell he was proud of himself.  Baking in the kitchen with Brady is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays.  Some years he's more attentive than others...and this just happened to be one of those years.  Very enjoyable.





























Brady also made pot holders to give to my mom and sisters.









The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
~Pierre Corneille



I still haven't received the Christmas cards I ordered. :(
They were shipped on Dec. 13...but no one seems to know where they are.
I called Snapfish today and they refunded my money.  Even if they come next week,
I'm still going to send them out late.  People will just think I'm not "on the ball"...but
that's okay.  I'm actually not that upset about it...I think I am mellowing out in my older age!

 

12 comments:

Gabe said...

good for you for not being upset. . .It is amazing how life sort of does that to you isn't it???

Love this post, so fun!

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jen said...

That picture of him on the counter makes him look 12 years old? How is time flying like this?

Nicolle said...

Homemade gifts are the best, especially sweets. :) Brady looks so grown up in that 2nd picture. Love the pics of you and of Eric too. I'm sorry about your Christmas cards. That stinks, but it's good that you are ok with it all. I think we do mellow out age, and that's always a good thing.

Holly said...

I always mean to make these truffles but am so worn out after rolling cake balls, I promise myself "next year"...

I just sent my Christmas cards out today... I almost didn't do them at all but it is Beckham's FIRST Christmas so I thought I would-- better late than never!!

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Holly said...

OH... and I think Brady looks like you until I see a picture of him with his daddy. In the picture of he and Eric making truffles, their profiles are identical!

Jenny said...

What a sweet, handsome, thoughtful boy. Kerri, you are raising him to be such an awesome boy. He is looking so grown up all the sudden!!!

Good for you for not being upset about the cards, at times like that, what can you do?

Have a merry Christmas.

Jen said...

So cute! They look delish! We all sit on our kitchen counters too! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

sloan said...

ha! as you saw in my post today, i've definitely turned a corner with how much i care about x'mas cards too this year ;-) holy cow, i had forgotten about those oreo truffles ... but I remember that I printed your recipe out when you posted it last year ... gonna have to dig it up after seeing these delicious photos - YUM!!

yaya said...

I think it's great that Brady is making gifts. It's a wonderful thing to receive something that will turn into a cherished memory..and one that will be used I'm sure by a happy cook! Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

way to go, Brady! It looks like he made a ton of them too. :) Love that pic of the two of you. You are so pretty!!

shhh...I didn't even do cards this year. Just blew it off completely. Not quite sure why. I think it's b/c I wanted a picture of all of us and BSD wasn't here. :(

Hope your cards show up soon!

Stef said...

Tugs at your heart, huh. Them getting older and more independent and yet watching them become more able to do for themselves. Sniffles.
Now, about that recipe....
stef.burns@gmail.com

needsatimeout said...

I have so many memories of sitting on the kitchen counter helping my mom bake! Those cookies look amazing!

 
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