Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Cookies

Once again, we made our annual batch of rolled cookies, cut out into seasonal shapes and decorated with icing, colored sugar and candies. Both girls participated in the cutting and decorating.
I think the best part for them, though, was after the cookies were in the oven and they were allowed to play with the remnants of dough and flour on the cutting surface. They thoroughly made a mess of themselves and the table (and the floor below), but it was the most fun they had had in a long while.
Unfortunately, I have no photos of the finished goods, which is sad, because they were quite spectacular...and tasty. And I have few photos of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as we were all fighting off the stomach flu.

Monday, December 01, 2008

How Do You Like My...

...hat? bear? So many uses for Helen's favorite toy!