Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Cookies

Today was Christmas cookie day! I've been trying to get this done since last weekend, but just haven't been able to. Today was the day. My parents came over with my niece and nephew and it was really alot of fun. Having 3 adults and 3 big kids to the 3 little kids was just right!! Everyone had a great time, especially Miss W! She was so excited!!

(These pictures are a little off because my ISO was set high and I didn't know it. I was just trying to keep the camera out of the dough!!)



Wesleigh was so proud of herself. She loved every bit of it!



When it was time to decorate, each boy took one of the littles and helped them decorate. They were awesome!! It worked out perfect!

This is my favorite picture. Rylan had just dumped half the jar of sprinkles on one cookie and they both got tickled. So cute!




Auden finally realized that this cookie stuff tastes pretty good!!


After my parents and the littles left, the boys wanted to make some of their own. They enjoyed being able to decorate all by themselves. They did make me promise I wouldn't upload the pics of them on knew the blog wasn't even up for debate ;)

I have learned through the years to throw any pre-conceived ideas you have about cookie making out the window when you make cookies with kids. You can't care how big the mess is. You have to be willing to have cookie ingredients/dough everywhere, and you shouldn't expect the cookies to be anything close to what Martha Stew@rt shows you!! As long as you go into it knowing these'll be fine!

We definetely made a huge mess!!!



I don't know what took longer...making the cookies or cleaning it all up! I will tell you the cleanup was much quieter!!


Kat Shank said...

Pfft, Martha Stewart doesn't know anything when it comes to having fun! Looks like a blast. Be glad for it, making and decorating cookies by yourself is no fun... but they're still tasty to eat! :D

Merry Christmas to y'all, I'm so glad I found your blog. It's something I look forward to.

Kim said...

How much fun..
love it..
I think that the fun of it is well worth every bit of the mess..
Love ya.
Merry Christmas..

carolinagirl said...

What a great day! Love the photo of Miss W with the icing on her face. So cute.

Canada to China and back! said...

That is the best kind of holiday fun! Espically going into it without any preconceived notions of perfection :) Looks like all your kiddos had a blast :) And the mess I am sure was worth the memories :)


Anonymous said...

Gives me Christmas traditions to look forward to! -Krystan

3 Peanuts said...

It looks like so much fun. I LOVE these photos (especially when Rylan spilled all those sprinkles). We are going to try a quick batch of gluten free cookies here in a little but before church:) Wish me boys have been crazy this week.

snekcip said...

Glad to see I wasn't the only one that underestimated the cookie fiasco! I had 6 little girls, ages 10-3 and oh boy was there ever a gigglefest ! I found that girls are a little more artsy and attentive to their decorations, but LOVE to clean up afterwards *HOORAY*!

I decided to up the ante and make salt dough ornaments and decorate them WITH PAINT!! I'm still trying to remove paint!! We had a good time and made great memories, so it was all worth it though! Even though I ruined a cute pair of Khaki pants in the process!!

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