Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Annual Cookie Baking Extravaganza

I left off my last post telling of our day that started by playing out in the snow much earlier than I wanted to. In my haste to post and get to bed, I neglected to share with ya'll a most memorable moment.

Remember...I was all grumpy because the kids wanted to go play out in the snow before I was done drinking my morning coffee?
Well, we were out there frolicking in the snow--me in my sweats, bed head and glasses. {Because OBVIOUSLY, I didn't have time to go up and shower, beautify, and dress in a gorgeous ski outfit that I don't own}.
And then.
A neighbor drove up, stopped and HORRORS, rolled.down.her.window. wanting to talk.

Well, I couldn't be rude.

Thankfully, the hood on my parka was covering my bed head but I might have been better off going with the bed head. Just sayin.'

I actually had to carry on a conversation as if it was a perfectly normal thing for a woman to be romping around in the snow, camera in hand, wearing sweats and looking hideous.

After the kids came indoors, we needed to get started on our annual Christmas cookie baking extravaganza. The truth is that I hate cooking, baking, or anything else that happens in the kitchen except eating. So I do not look forward to the cookie baking day.
With its yucky flour mess everywhere.
And kids with sticky fingers... licking, wiping and all manner of gross things.

But THEY love it. So there you go.

As the cookie dough was warming up after being in the fridge for awhile, I decided to wash Zoey's hair.
{I know...kind of random.}

But the kid had stinky hair. She can't take a bath with her cast on. Doctor's orders.

Jillian thought it looked fun so she insisted on taking over the soaping while I did the rinsing.

For some reason, Zoey was still in her jammies. Not sure why...

Meanwhile, Chloe and Molly started working on the cookies.

All done!

And then I decided that she need a trim, so out came the scissors. I know. More random-ness but sometimes you just have to seize the moment.

{Yes, I am cutting her hair in the kitchen, but not near the cookie dough.
You were judging me weren't you?}
As I was cleaning up, I noticed that Jake had climbed up on the stool to watch the girls. Fortuitously for him, there was loaded squirt bottle just waiting. It was too much to resist.
Especially with his sisters and a whole bowl of cookie dough directly across from him.

His sisters appreciated being squirted SO VERY MUCH.

Back on track after banning Jake the little pest from the kitchen.

All baked and waiting for frosting the next day.

To be continued....

Tomorrow we are going back to Shriners and I *think* Zoey is getting her cast off! She will be getting fitted for her prosthetic. Exciting!


Adeye said...

Oh my gosh, I laughed at the snow suit you don't own :) Funny girl you are!

I LOVE your randomness....'cause I'm the same. I just do what feels right at the time...and most of it never makes any sense to anyone except me. But as Anthony says, "happy wife, happy life!" Dude learned fast!

Lori said...

You are such a hoot. And I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who does random random. Seriously, I am so easily distracted by a hundred other pressing things that need to be

And girl, get your act together and buy an Aspen-like snow suit for the next time a neighbor stops by while you're frolicking in the snow. For heaven's sake...that's embarrassing.


Sean and Lisa said...

Oh Karin I love your posts! You are such a riot!

I think moms-of-many have to be random to survive. LOL!

Can't wait to hear how Zoey's appt. goes.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Kim K. said...

I love your honesty. I also love ending my nights with your blog. Best wishes with Zoey's doctor appt. Can't wait to see more cookie pics.

Cindy said...

Praying Zoey's appt goes well tomorrow, hugs!

Those cookies looked pretty yummy already, even w/o frosting!

Hey Karin, I don't know anything about snowsuits here in CA, but I wear my son's carhart jacket if it's raining and my pink flipflops w/ my sweats to get the mail across the street...praying the neighbors don't see me! Gotta love us "fun" moms!

Angie said...

Randomness...I like to call it multitasking. Makes it sound like we're "all that." And I'm with you...let me finish my coffee...don't make me bake...and someone else please clean up the flour that is all over everyone's clothing and my kitchen...
Can't wait to hear about Zoey!

Kimberlie said...

Karin, Karin, Karin, How I have missed being able to see your blog! We are in HK and free from the great firewall so I can read a little bit while my little boy Dumpling goes to sleep. Then it's re-arrange, re-pack time. :)

I thought of you, Jeff, Katie and Zoey so much while we were in China. Wish you were there with us too!

sara said...

hair cutting and cookie making in the kitchen...jake squirting the just needed a dog in there stealing the cookies!!!

Gretchen said...

No snow suits here.... but hairy cookies sound interesting.

Love you!

Cari said...

I am SO with you on not liking any of the cooking/baking thingy!!! I wish my husband liked to cook...hehe...oh well. Loved all your pics that brought your randomness to life! :)