Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve family night

The last couple of family night we haven't really done anything big...I know I've been slackin'. Last Wednesday I baked sugar cookies and they needed to be frosted so what better way then to have the family help out. The kids love frosting cookies too so I didn't have to do any convincing. I have leaf shaped cookie cutters that I only use once a year and then I try really hard to get the "right" colors for fall. It turns out different every year but I thought they turned out good this year.
The boys, hard at work. I noticed Jacob was a lot better frosting them this year. He could do about 3 cookies to Luke and Zac's one.

Luke is starting to be quite a perfectionist. He kept tell me "I want to do it like yours mommy. Does this look as good as yours?"
Zac was a different story. He was cute though....he just kept working and working on the same cookie. At the end I noticed him lean over like he was going to smell the cookie and before I could catch him he stuck his tongue out. I said "Zac! You can't lick the cookie!" then he look up at me and said "But mom, it's good!" Like he didn't already know it was going to be good. All I could do was laugh and tell him that he could be done and eat that cookie.

Sarah couldn't really help much, but she did enjoy eating them. How can you turn this face down...are we in trouble or what?
Here's a few of the finished product. In the morning we put together a few plates for our neighbors and Jacob made cards that said "We are thankful for our neighbors". The kids loved handing them out. It was like trick or treating except for we gave stuff away instead of getting candy. It was fun!


Kimberly said...

Gabrielle was like Luke as you described him here. When we did our leaf cookies a couple of weeks ago, we were both frosting at the same time. She'd look at mine and say something like "I need to do mine better like yours." I said "Yours look great! You're doing a great job!" She didn't say it sadly, though, so I guess she didn't feel too bad.

Daniel and Cerissa said...

What a great idea! I love that you gave them away to the neighbors :)