This past weekend was filled with opportunities to make some SWEET memories!
The fun revolved around Christmas Cookies,
And it began with 21st Century Cyber Charter School’s December activity… “Cookie-palooza!”
Last Friday we drove out to Murrysville where Molly, Rusty and Ozzie joined other 21st Century students and teachers for a day packed with fun.
Molly was touched by the unexpected surprise of one of her dearest school friends surprising her by driving 4 hours from his home in Gettysburg, PA to join her for a day of Christmas fun.
At “Cookie-palooza” the students enjoyed all things sweet; with cookie dough making, cookie baking, and cookie decorating.
Along with all the cookie fun, the students also enjoyed playing Minute-to-Win-It games, making Christmas cards for elderly residents at a local nursing home, and feasting on pizza.
The best part, however, was connecting with friends and enjoying the company of teachers outside the virtual walls of the online classroom.
And Molly enjoyed experiencing it with Irvin.
After the activity Molly and Irvin took advantage of his trip to Pittsburgh by heading over to Barnes and Noble to hang out for a bit before his 4 hour drive back home.
The cookie fun continued over the weekend with Christmas baking. As we sat down as a family at the start of the holiday season, and everyone shared with the family which Christmas tradition was most important to them, Brandon shared that his favorite tradition revolved around Christmas cookies. He told us of the sweet memories he had of holiday baking with his adoptive mom and the joy of getting to eat Christmas cookies for breakfast on Christmas morning. He expressed that the tradition that he most hoped we would make time for this December was cookie baking and decorating. So his wish, along with the other kids’ Christmas wishes were made priorities on the calendar and this past weekend we got busy in the kitchen.
Saturday was spent baking and Sunday we gathered to decorate our pile of cut, cooked, and cooled sugar cookies.
It was so much fun coming together as a family and enjoying time around the dining room table as we spread and sprinkled to our hearts’ content.
It was a SWEET time with my very favorite elves.