Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cookies and Sugar Plums

So the much anticipated dreaded by mom cookie baking and decorating finally took place at our house this week. It was Jordan's first time being included and he was so excited.

We started with these that we had cut out and baked the day before--what a MESS!

I'm ready!

He took his duties very seriously

and carefully sprinkled each cookie

Jillian did multiple colors on her cookies--she has an artistic flair

Molly did her best to keep up with Jordan

SaraGrace's masterpieces

Let's just say, I am not the culinary talent in our house, so I force myself to go through this ritual.

Earlier in the day, SaraGrace decided to oversee an impromtu costume party with the little kids. They came downstairs dressed in various odd outfits. My picture of the five of them turned out blurry--sorry. Zoey and Kate were dressed as ballerina's and were spinning and dancing.

Are sugar plums dancing in her head? Probably not...but doesn't she make you want to join her?

Katie-bug and Zoey have too much fun together. It is so sweet to watch them. It never ceases to amaze me how God has so carefully placed each child into our family.


Adeye said...

Oh those ballerina pics are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Yes, I marvel too at how the Lord hand-picks each and every child to be in the family HE desires. Amazing.

The cookies look wonderful. You did it, friend :)

Beautiful Mess said...


and I am NOT a baker and just the mere sight of your attempt made me say "props to you" I know the kids enjoyed it!

Those are some sweet sugar plums!

Hope you have a Merry CHRISTmas! Jen

sara said...

So sweet!!!

Merry Christmas, Karin!!!

trustandobey said...

Will you and your husband adopt me and Ran and the kids? We can now leave the state and are free to go wherever we would like (the upside of unemployment).What is 6 more??? I think we could all have a blast together! Think about it:)
ps-Lovely photos! The girls together are priceless and great first shot of the plate of cookies!
Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Lori said...

That settles it. I'm heading to New England for photography lessons. Those photos are amazing!!! Save me a cookie, I'll be there as soon as I can.

Lyn said...

I hear the Nutcracker music!!! Way too sweet!
Very impressed with the cookies!