Monday, December 19, 2011

School Holidays

Oh I breathe a big sigh of relief when the school holidays arrive. Mornings are often a bit chaotic at our place with Boo-who is NOT a morning person-usually protesting about being woken up and having to do her treatments. We are almost ALWAYS late for school So the holidays provide a welcome relief from the morning regime. Of course we still have the treatment regime but without the pressure of the clock ticking.

So this morning while Boo slept in, the little ones and I started some Christmas baking. They had been awake since 6am so by 8am we were looking for something to do.

As much I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE one of these ...the children love using the electric beater.

working together

So the cookies were baked using this lovely Sugar Cookie recipe and were set aside for decorating, while O and Lulu enjoyed their breakfast. Is 8am too early for beater licking??? I don't think so.

 beater licking...yum!

The plan was to create the melting snowman cookies as seen here...but Bella, chief decorator had other ideas. She has a lot of ideas, our Bella...about life, and friends, and pepole and cookies. She is sure of what she wants to do and very happy to do it even if no one else is. I love that about her. She is not afraid to be herself. I hope that never changes.

Much fun was had making, decorating and of course eating these beauties. If you look closely, you might even see a melted snowman.


b and e said...

Yummo! They look delish... and look like they were A LOT of fun to make!


Zara said...

The cookies look great all decorated. I bet they didn't last long. x

Yvette Adams said...

Hooray for Christmas cooking! They look great and I bet the kids had a ball!!

Bungalowgirl said...

Great effort by your gang. Firstly completely agreeing with you about holiday mode. Secondly it is never too early for beater licking. Thirdly children who know their minds fit right in at our place too! Lastly the cookies look fab. melx

Bungalowgirl said...

Forgot to add that I too am completely coveting the kitchenaid mixer, only indecision over the colour has stopped me from excessive wanting. Currently pistachio in first place, quite like the ice blue too. melx

Charlotte said...

YAY! THe melted snowman cookies! Aren't they fun to make! You certainly have a very cool and individual bunch of cookies!
Merry Christmas!