Speaking of the shirts.... it started with me wanting to make the girls a cute Christmas shirt. I figured it'd be fun to wear on Cookie Day. Then I got to thinking that it'd be fun for all the cousins to have them. This was a spontaneous decision that I came to I think on Tuesday evening. So I had to make six shirts in just a couple of days. On Wednesday my mom said it was too bad her new embroidery machine was still in the box. But that got me thinking and I made a quick call to a friend. She gladly embroidered all the shirts for me! It was the icing on the cake! It really made the shirts extra special. It was so fun watching all the kids running around in matching t-shirts.
The cooking making was a very fun, very, very, very messy experience. Six kids all around the table with dough and flour flying. It was great. The kids got the hang of it pretty quickly this year and had the patience to go through almost all the dough that Jackie had pre-mixed up. Then we broke for some playing and a bit of lunch. Next came a birthday celebration for both Jackie and I. Her birthday is the 2nd and mine is the 4th. By that time the kids were ready to ice the now cooled down cookies. There were six or eight little bowls of icing and more bottles of sprinkles than I could count. But the kids did remarkably well! The sprinkles got everywhere but the icing surprisingly stayed mostly on the cookies. I think any stray icing got licked up, truthfully.
After icing the kids played some more, the grown ups sat around and visited and it was just a great day to mark down in the memory books. Here are the photos I pared down from the seventy I took!
Link to Cookie Day 2010