Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cookie Making '08

Last Sunday was the annual cookie making day with the niece and nephews. Oops... I mean "nieces" plural. I've been so used to saying it in the singular for the last 5 yrs. Sometimes I still forget I have two now. Tess is still a bit young for cookie mayhem so she sat this one out.Here's my not-singular-anymore niece practicing her dough rolling skills. Tatum ditched us for a couple hours to go to her first "invited to" birthday party. She came back talking of Hannah-Montana pinatas and party favors. It was exciting. Teagan was very independent this year. He's in that "I do it myself" stage.Which includes wardrobe choices. We told him he had his shirt on backwards but he didn't care and refused to let anyone fix it. He wore it like that all day. LOL!The kids are getting pretty good at cookie making. Apparently, they actually have been listening to my lessons over the years. Who'da thunk it?They all did a really good job of using the flour so their rolling pins didn't stick. And keeping the cutters close to each other so you can get more cookies out of each rolled out batch.Tess just hung out with Grandpa. This was the last day of his week long visit from Wyoming.Teagan was in to a more minimalist approach to icing the cookies. Less is more.... as far as he's concerned. LOL!For the 2nd year in a row, Tanner would not wear the apron. He's clearly way too cool for such things.The other boys are still very much digging their aprons. How many more years will it take Travis to decide it's too lame for him, too, I wonder?Teagan had his own unique vision for his cookie creations this year. This is the teddy bear carnage. He removed the arms and legs. He said he wanted it like that. Not sure who wants to eat a teddy bear torso.... but okay, buddy.Tess and Grandpa decided to come supervise the action. Excuse her wild hair. She's going through a phase. LOL!Very serious cookie decorating going on here.....They're given free reign to design these however they want. Dontcha just love their creativity? Somebody obviously really likes the green tube of icing. Wonder who that would be?Picking just the right sprinkles is sometimes a difficult decision.Lots of cookies were made. And all were left at my sister's house. Hahahahaha!Just a gratuitous cute baby shot thrown in for good measure.Grandpa left for the airport right after we took this last pic. It was nice to have him around for awhile. Hopefully, he'll come back and visit again soon.Oh wait... I just noticed somebody turned Teagan's shirt around for the pic. I must have missed that happening. But it says... Be My Valentine? Wrong holiday, dude. LOL!

12 comments:

Marla said...

Wow, Tess is getting so big!! And I love her wild hair! Everyone did a great job with their cookies, I bet they were yummy, even the poor disfigured bear. ;)

Have a great weekend!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You have some serious bakers in your family...really cute ones!!

The kids did such a great job with their cookies.....loved their creative styles....especially the limbless bear....LOL!!

Happy Holidays!

Lisa

Wendy said...

Baby Tess is getting so big!!!

habeshachild said...

Looks like a lot of fun! And thanks for the gratuitous cute baby shot - lovin' that.

a Tonggu Momma said...

You are SUCH the cool aunt.

Headmeister said...

That Tess is one cutie patootie! I think I might have a sugar coma just from looking at all that icing...lol.

Catherine said...

What a great day to spend with your little T's!! You're a GREAT auntie!! It's fun to watch them growing up.

Mmmm...now I'm in the mood for sugar cookies. Wonder if I can squeeze one more thing in this weekend?

Merry Christmas friend!!

Chani's Mama said...

So cute seeing them all participating. I can't wait until Chani is old enough to do that. Great aprons too!!

Laura said...

Looks like you had a blast!! I'm doing the same thing with the nieces and nephew (just 1 :-) ) on Monday.

Noemi said...

Love the pics! I must agree that Tess is getting so big. I just lover her hair! LOL

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Looks like the kids had sooo much fun..
And Tess is tooooo cute..
she is sure growing..
Have a Great Weekend..

wzgirl said...

I'm with Tanner - screw the apron & Bring On the Green Icing! Nice.