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!