Katie Holmes, who just turned 29 Tuesday, says she plans on hitting the kitchen this Christmas as she celebrates with both sides of their big family in Telluride, Colorado.
“I will probably cook some garlic mashed potatoes and maybe a cheesecake,” she says.
She adds that “Tom’s really good in the kitchen … he has shown me the greatness of extra chocolate chips.”
Even 20-month-old international jetsetter Suri will get in on the action by helping Mom make sugar cookies.
“Suri will be in the dough everywhere,” Katie joked.
She said the family — who include Cruise’s kids with Nicole Kidman, Connor, 12, and Isabella, 14 — will likely go skiing. (She added that “[Tom’s] first two children are incredible, really smart and kind. They call me ‘Mom.’”)
As for Suri, Katie says “we don’t like to be away from her.
“She’s very aware,” Katie adds. “This summer, when Tom was working in Germany, she’d wake up and say, ‘Hello, Berlin,’”
Katie also expressed her gratitude for Tom. “I appreciate the man that I’m with and my family and my work,” she tells Parade. “I feel very lucky to be able to say that. I mean, what we do in a week is extraordinary.”
And below is a pic of the family’s Christmas card…very elegant! But why no photo?! 🙂
Katie has reportedly been busy with elfish duties this year: “Katie has kept her staff busy doing the shopping, and even had a different gift-wrap design for different categories: family, friends, business associates,” said a source. (Oh…to be that organized!)