threatens to eat my photos at any moment, and won't let me do other things it used to be more
To try it out this slick new contraption, why not another blog post?
After the initial move-in that neccesitated more shopping than my children really appreciate,
and slowed a bit with the arrival of couches, happily we moved on to things more Bugglett-approved.
So now a few pictures from our annual cookie decorating tradition.
Our tradition is honed in to three cookie shapes: Stars to remember the light which heralded Jesus' birth,
Crosses to reflect on the reason He came, and Christmas Trees because... because they are fun to
I have learned (though it maybe shouldn't have taken me this long) to give my littlest ones
only ONE cookie to decorate and only a FEW pieces of candy to put on their creation.
Why? Because it goes like this:
Candy goes on.
A piece gets tasted.
Candy deemed quite wonderful.
Next, candy on the cookies come off for tasting.
Frosting on fingers now.
Fingers must be licked.
Frosting deemed worthy of more tasting.
Why stop at licking fingers?
Heck. Why stop at frosting?
And you begin to see why one is enough :-)
The big ones, they are becoming quite proficient and are able to decorate cookies beautifully,
quickly, without much mess, and can complete the rest of the batch in the times it takes one
of these little hoodlums to "decorate" one!
In the end, everyone got to taste-test some cookies and lick some fingers.
And once again the event was considered a success!
(And I think the maiden voyage of this computer is considered a success as well)
Merry Christmas Eve Friends!