This Christmas season is bringing a certain dinner into my usual rotation… cookies and wine. I’m grateful that Christmas is a mere 9 days away, otherwise my post baby body progress (which I’ll post on next week) might start going in the opposite direction!
Yesterday started off with a Hailey’s first mommy meet up, which was a cookie exchange. Hailey was the sole pink bow in a room full of little men. That’s trouble for when I allow her to start dating in 30 years (cutie on the right… I’m watching you…)!
It was fun to hang out and meet some new, local mommies, plus it’s always a plus when you leave a party with delicious goodies. Hailey couldn’t wait to get her hands on ‘em!
In the afternoon, we baked.
We baked a. lot. Because for some reason when I sent out the evite to my blogger cookie exchange I requested that guests bring SIX dozen cookies. That’s a lot of cookies.
Confession: the fun, swirly ones-
But the chocolate chip and gingerbread spice (which I highly recommend!), I had a little help with:
Last night Hubbs took Hailey to play poker with some guys (…because that’s normal to show up with a growler of beer and a baby, right?) while I got the house set up for the girls!
I was so grateful that people showed up. For some reason whenever I’m hosting an event I get really anxious right before thinking that no one will actually show up. Is it just me?
Anyways, friends DID show up and I had a really great time chatting away with everyone. It’s a great group of girls. Perhaps you recognize a few?
Though we all live ‘in Charlotte’, some of us live on opposite sides, so it was really sweet of everyone to make the journey. And of course, there were more cookies! Lots and lots of scrumptious cookies!
All in all, a fabulous evening… and now I think I might sample a cookie or two with my coffee… c’mon Christmas, get here soon and saaaaaaaaaave me!
What’s the best cookie you’ve eaten this season?
Susan made some kick @$$ cookies ‘n cream cookies that rocked my world.
Do you get anxious about hosting get-togethers?