Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cookies for Santa

This make 2 years in a row that I have been lucky enough to have all my monkeys make cookies for Santa (we even got Aunt Ginger-Beth in on the action!). Thankfully, both Courtney and Ginny let the 3 1/2 year olds do all the fighting over who gets to do what! But I have learned from experience, that if you let them each do something first (doesn't matter what) then they get to be special. We took turns using the mixer, then we would go around the table and pick out our cookie cutters (and who ever went first would last in the next 'round' of picking).

Here we are are doing the 'push and wiggle wiggle'. What can I say, I just love to be able to say 'wiggle wiggle' and elicit smiles!
And when we got tired of cutting cookies, we got to "shoot them" as the kids put it. We took turns using a cookie press and got A LOT more cookies done quickly. The trigger was a little too tight for the kids to be able to 'shoot' too many, but the faces were priceless!

And when all was said and done, we chose to 'paint' our cookies. Less messy then sprinkles, and honestley more fun!

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