Saturday, December 13, 2008

What a Holi-Day!!!

Our Annual baking day was today and we all had a blast..

Every year my sister in laws, mother in law, aunt, and of course Hailie and Sydnie get together and make a bunch of goodies to share with family and friends.. We decided to concentrate on three things this year.. the marshmallows (which I did the night before because they have to rest for 10 hours) .. White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Fudge in Cookie Cutters.. and then the famous Bakarella Cupcake Pops...

The day started off pretty early in the morning...
Here is Becci and Amber mixing the cake batter for the cupcake pops.. Can't you just see the enthusiasm in Ambers eyes!

Kathy was at her usual spot manning the fudge...

and Aunt Kaleen was in her usual spot... supervising...


the girls were their usual adorable selves...

The fudge in the cookie cutters ended up turning out pretty cute and was super easy...
Then the rolling of the cupcake balls began...
Truth be told it was grossing us out a bit.. I mean you can only imagine the comments we had from this picture below!
It was a long process but finally the dipping of the pops in the chocolate began..

we were up to our elbows in cupcake pops!


But the end result was well worth it..they were amazing...

Then the packaging process began.. I found these little boxes to put the marshmellows in..

Cute right?

The End Results!!!
We were all exhausted...


So I text Kyle and told him I was so tired and asked what he was making us all for dinnrer jokingly.. and then he text back..just wait and see.... I was intrigued..
So when we got home he asked if I wanted to go out that he had a little suprise for us..
OKAY anyone who knows Kyle knows that this is sooo not like him...
We were all excited...
First stop.. Chili's for dinner... and when we pulled into the parking lot he said this was the first stop of three... The kids and I were giddy..
Dinner was yummy and the kids were so good and then he drove us to Starbucks and ordered four hot chocolates to go....

Where did we go???
There is this amazing cul de sac of homes every year that just goes all out for Christmas.. so he took the kids and I there and we were all excited...

The kids were so cute with their Hot Chocolates.. and Hailie kept calling hers "My coffee"
We had so much fun walking through the neighborhood and drinking our Hot Chocolate while we looked at all of the spectacular light displays.. What a wonderful way to spend some family time together for the holidays...

2 comments:

GrandmaKathy said...

What a perfect end to a perfect day! Dad surprised me with a beautiful Christmas tree all ready to decorate when I got home. We had hot chocolate and watched "It's a Wonderful Life" together. What got in to our guys!?!
I like it! :)

Kimi said...

Hi Cara! I sure miss baking day. I heard that Aunt Kaleen's other job is wrestle mania with the girls! She was so sweet to call me and leave a message from the girls ( which I will never delete). It made me cry I miss you all so much. Thank you so much for the Christmas tree advent. Cooper and Carter are having fun with it. Love you, Aunt Kimi