Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cookies with the kids...

It's now officially Christmas at our house... we have gone and found the perfect tree, it's been decorated with all our special ornaments (as well as the pink feather tree in EJ's room and the white John Deere tree in Cub's room), and the baking has begun! Yesterday the kids and I made 2 dozen sugar cookies for a Cookie Exchange at Aunt Reynie's house last night. Well, I actually made the cookies during their naps, and then they excitedly awoke to the idea of decorating them with all those sprinkles and colored sugar. Cub, being the curious sort by nature, just really wanted to stick his fingers into the frosting and see what it felt like, but I am quicker than I used to be! After he understood the concept of "decorating" he did a great job, in the 2 year old kind of way. Of course, I thought it was one of the best decorated cookies ever....


Not to be outdone by little brother, EJ jumped right in and decided she wanted to mix the sprinkles and sugar in together... I was very impressed with her creative logic as she explained it all to me, and the cookies were beautiful! She was only a little miffed that we were not using her MOST favorite color, which is pink of course, but that was soon forgotten when she was able to eat a couple before supper. ( Okay, I know, I know, but it's Christmas!) For the record, they both ate all their supper... and who knows how many more cookies at the exchange that night!

Next week we plan on another baking session, but this time we'll mess up "Momma's" kitchen making good 'ol southern Buck Eyes.... yummy! You can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate... I love Christmas!

1 comment:

Reynie said...

I would like to submit my order for some buckeyes! Ooohhhh sooo yummy! The monkeys look so cute! Glad they could come to the cookie exchange! We'll have to make it a tradition.