Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cookie decorating time!

Saturday at Bountiful Acres Homestead is also known as Family day.  We used to have Family game night.  It seemed like we were always so busy and tired by the time evening was here.  So we changed it to Family day on Saturdays.  This way we plan on spending the entire day doing nothing but being together. 

The first Saturday of December, we put up Christmas decorations in the house.  We had popcorn and a movie too.

The second Saturday we bought a tree and put it up and decorated it.

This Saturday we had a cookie decorating day.  We baked cookies, invited the girls' second cousins over to help out.  Ed was the official cookie tester.  Then after dinner we packed up our cookies and some hot cocoa and a Christmas carol CD and got in the car.  We drove around town looking at Christmas lights, eating our cookies, singing along with the Christmas carol CD and drinking hot cocoa.  It was a fun time.

The girls said this was the best family day ever!  Want in on a little secret?  They tell us that EVERY family day!  :)

Here are some photos of the decorating party.
 From bottom left, Josie, Sally, Lily, Jadyn, Audrey.
 They each have a plate with frosting, cookies, sprinkle, gum drops.  And we had squeeze tubes of red and green frosting too!  The cups of water were to quench the thirst of little girls who kept licking their fingers and eating too much sweet stuff!
 This is little miss Lily, who didn't really decorate her cookies.  She was more interested in scooping frosting up with her little knife and totally bypassing the cookie and going straight for the mouth.  She enjoyed herself today.
 I caught Audrey by surprise and said "smile"  She had a bite of green frosting in her mouth as you can see.
 Does it look like Jadyn was having fun?  What a smile!
 Sally showing off her art work.
 Josie pretending like she was going to eat her cookie before I could get a picture.

My sister Mechelle and I did some cookie decorating too, but we are camera shy and didn't take photos.  ;) 

Mechelle's granddaughters took their cookies home to eat some later, we sent a plate of cookies home with Mechelle too.  It was a fun day.


Anonymous said...

How fun! I love the pictures!!!!
- Marci

Mrs. Swinson said...

They did have a great time.