Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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We are lucky to have friends who open their house in December to their friends for a cookie decorating party . We went since Anna was born, and it is fun to see how her decorating skills evolved over time. As I recall she was only interested in eating the decorations when she was 2, decorated one cookie when she was 3 and maybe decorated two or three last year. This year she was on a roll and spent a good hour and a half carefully decorating about a Dec18_CookieP2dozen cookies (I took this picture in the middle). Ironically, she is not really interested in eating them, she generally likes only baking goods containing chocolate. I am very grateful to our mess-tolerant friends (who, by the way, don’t have children) – Anna’s decorating station was a huge mess despite my best efforts.

Dec20_GingerbreadHouse

Another tradition is a gingerbread house decorating that is hosted by dad of Anna’s very first boyfriend. She knew D since they were about 9 months old. This is an event just for two kids and their dads. To be honest, these kids had better times in their relationship with each other, but they still enjoyed getting together for a gingerbread event. Dads helped with the assembly and the icing, but kids decorated their houses on their own this year. Anna is mightily proud of her gingerbread house!

10 comments:

Mom and Kiddo said...

We are saving our gingerbread house for winter break (next week). And thanks for the card -- you are all so cute! I'm going to send you one of our cards, now! :)

Kelly said...

She looks like she had a wonderful time. How nice of your friends to host a cookie party. Kids make the holidays magical, so I'm sure they were happy to have her over.

Christy said...

Her gingerbread house looks GREAT!

I always want to host a cookie decorating party, and I never get to it. I'm thinking of doing it for Valentine's day - less hectic that time of year!

Thank you so much for the card. My kids wanted to know all about Anna!!! Merry Christmas to all of you!

Susan said...

The cookies and the gingerbread house look fantastic!!

Debbie said...

I like her Gingerbread house.

MaryAnne said...

Anna's house looks fantastic! And the cookie-decorating party sounds wonderful.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Anna should be proud of that house! How nice to have friends that don't mind messes.

Kim said...

I think Crumpet would still just eat the cookies! She did a great job with the house!

MommyLabs said...

The cookie decorating party is such a fantastic idea! I might organize a party for the kids before New Year and this will be a nice activity to include!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you all :)

Ticia said...

I've wanted to host a cookie decorating party for a while now too. But, haven't followed through yet.