Monday, December 22, 2014


I love Christmas traditions.
I realized that I was much more enthusiastic about them when I wasn't the one in charge of making them happen.  This realization happened yesterday when I asked the girls if they wanted to decorate cookies.  Libby literally started talking so fast that I have no idea what she was saying.  I knew it was going to be messy, I knew it was going to take preparation, but I knew they were going to love it.   I want them remember that at Christmas time we baked cookies together, so that one day they will do it with their little ones.  
 Cooper thought we should just eat all the dough.
 I wish you could here her is non stop.  A running commentary of everything she is doing.  Even when she messed up and it stuck to the paper, she just talked herself right through it.

 He was quick with that spatula.  A couple cookies fell at his quick hand.

 She looks proud of herself.
 We ended up moving everything away from him.  He either broke, or threw all things that were near him.
 Pretty sure I take cookie decorating too seriously.  I stole the chair right out from under my child so I could get that candy cane right.  Cooper probably smashed it when I wasn't looking.
 I gave Mags a teddy bear shape to decorate and when I looked down the bear was submerged in sprinkles.
 I wonder if she was trying to be like me.
 Eat at your own risk folks.
Babette and Grandad~ Maggie told me today that we couldn't them because we are bringing them to your house :)  Be  ready to try them.
Grace and Peace


Sandra said...

Can they send one to Grandma to try? Looks like they had a lot of fun making them.

Art Teacher's Mom said...

Bring on the cookies and the Tums! It does look like they had a great time being creative.

Art Teacher's Mom said...

I came back to these pictures today...I was actually looking for some sort of tribute to Maggie as it is her 4th birthday. I took a little more time to study the pictures because they are just a beautiful reminder of the things we do...traditions...that establish such fond memories of Christmas. And I can also add that G-Dad & I enjoyed the cookies...he ate the very last one early in the morning a few days ago with his cup of coffee.