Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas Cookies

Although she no longer bakes her own from scratch, Sue still ices Christmas cookies, many of which are given away. I don't help with this because I am hopeless. But when Sue did a batch on Saturday, she found it very hard on her back. So, she invited the kids over for a session on Sunday.

There were all sorts of options.



She even had some of those special decorating squeezies available.



I did a couple just to join in, and Shauna may have been laughing at my pathetic attempts in this photo.



JJ is in grade 4, and I told him that was when I realized that I have no artistic ability. I wasn't joking, for I remember this quite distinctly. But he did just fine. Whatever our differences, JJ and I invoke our tongues in similar fashion when concentrating.



Of course, Danica gave me a cutest look.



Sue added a few to the collection.



Shauna did the most and the best and kept at it when the rest of us had packed it in.



Eventually and especially with Shauna's sticktoitiveness, the trays were full.



12 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Such a fun family time! We did the same last week.

Tabor said...

Those Almost look too good to eat. I avoid the baking as I also cannot control the eating.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful results! Well done, all!

Should Fish More said...

Great pictures, lovely family.

William Kendall said...

That's a lot of them!

Marty Damon said...

Good idea - none of the drudgery of baking, but all of the fun of decorating.
Sadly, my artistic skills are about the same (or lower!) as yours.

Joanne Noragon said...

Brilliant move, inviting the workers to a cookie party.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Since you didn't decorate, were you the designated cookie sampler, John?

Shammickite said...

I love the look of these Christmas delights!
I'll be baking my delicious almond crescents this week.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

A great family activity this time of year! They look delicious.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a lovely tradition!!!

MARY G said...

Great post. Got a sugar high from reading it.