We spent the day baking with the cousins, and I am excited to report that we now have homemade cookies to leave out for Santa on Christmas eve. (Don't judge, but I've been known to leave out a plate of Oreos in the past, and I even forgot the cookies completely the first year we were home with the girls. Shhhh...)
The girls wore their festive Christmas outfits and sparkliest Christmas grins. They won't usually smile like this for me, but TubaDad was standing behind me and doing something that was apparently hilarious and top secret. None of them will admit what it was. (Ro in the red bow, Ree in the ponytails and green bow):
They were so excited to get together with their cousins for the baking day:
The cutting and decorating was kind of a wild free-for-all, if you ask me:
And I think we can gather from this pan that the kiddos placed more stock in heavy coverage than in quality control:
When the sprinkles stopped flying, the girls picked out their "bestest" cookies and had me set them aside for Santa with a stern (and admittedly justified) warning that TubaDad and I were NOT to eat these two cookies:
They baked so hard that we didn't even drive one block before we saw (and heard) this:
Fun stuff. Thanks Auntie Lon for holding the extreme bakefest in your house, and I hope you don't find sprinkles stuck to the ceiling. Tomorrow's the school Christmas program, and we are all giddy about it. Which reminds me, I'd better go charge up the video camera! Wheeeeeeee.
PS: The Hershey's $100 giveaway ends in a few days, so you've still got time to enter.