Thursday, December 18, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Cookies

Sydney has really been wanting to make sugar cookies. So, today was the day...the day that we made sugar cookies...the day that made me say, "What was I thinking?"We rolled out the dough.Sam found that it was much more exciting to just poke holes in the dough with the end of his rolling pin.We used cookie cutters to cut out shapes... Sam used the cookie cutters to chop his dough into tiny bits and then used his arm to sweep them off the table and onto the floor...Taco cleaned it all up!They were fun to look through...and fun to chew on, too!Sydney was very serious about her job as cookie baker and was very possessive of her rolling pin.As the last pan of cookies went into the oven, Sydney dusted the flour off of her hands and asked what we needed to do next.Sam was in the play room, taking a break.Time to decorate! Please note that they each frosted one cookie and then I took over the frosting duties. They were licking the knife, their fingers, the cookies...it was just one big germ fest. Sam would put his hand down for Taco to lick and then go back to cookie decorating. I broke into fits of laughter several times throughout this process...it was just sooooo gross!Sydney deemed herself "sprinkle girl" and put sprinkles on every cookie. She made sure that there were enough sprinkles to cover all the frosting (and the table).Sam took bites out of several cookies...licked the frosting off others...then put them back on the plate. Cookie, anyone? If you look closely, you will see the disaster that was our table.
Sydney just finished telling me that she wasn't eating any cookies...she wasn't sure how all that frosting got on her face...or how that partial cookie got into her hand...Sam must have done it.

***BELOW ARE SOME VIDEOS OF OUR LITTLE COOKIE ADVENTURE...
I have video of them licking the knife, the sprinkle container, etc...but I figured just hearing about it was enough to gross some of you out...Enjoy!


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I threw them both into the bathtub after this little project! It took me about an hour to get the mess cleaned up. But, we sure did have fun!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Tree Hunting, sort of...

Some friends invited us to go Christmas tree hunting with them last week. We are "fake" tree people and just take ours out of the box each year, complete with lights. But, we thought it would be fun to take the kids to the mountains. We are so glad that we went! We all had a blast! In fact, we had so much fun that we talked about actually getting a real tree next year. The kids really enjoyed walking through the woods, climbing over logs and getting really dirty. Thanks Tim and Casey for inviting us!The group.
Us.
Syd and Sam, yelling "applesauce!"
I was trying to get Sam to look at the camera, so I asked him where the camera was...he showed me!
Sam hanging out on a log.
Syd eating a big turkey sandwich.
Sydney posing...Sam not cooperating.
Audrey and Sydney drinking hot chocolate.

Better late than never...

Ok, it's 11 days into the month of December and I am finally posting a couple of pictures from Thanksgiving. It has been really busy around here...but, when isn't it? We had Thanksgiving at our house this year. Everything turned out very well and we had a fun time. The kids all piled on the couch with Grandpa Larry at the end of the evening. There are about twenty different shots, but only these two turned out very well. There was always a kid making a goofy face, picking a nose, etc.