Saturday, December 19, 2015

Decorating Cookies!!

I try to help the children decorate cookies this time of year, every year.  Last year I was not up to it.  I was a bit overwhelmed with the toddlers behaviors and Kinsley was a baby.  I still did not really feel like attempting it this year, with baby "A" needing my attention so much right now.  The older children begged me for weeks.  I finally told William, if he made the cookies the day before, I would help the younger children frost theirs.

I was very impressed to see William up late, rolling out sugar cookie dough and using cookie cutters one evening last week.  I did not have to do a thing.  He even cleaned up the kitchen when he was finished.  :)

The next day I made a huge batch of frosting and the children used it and food coloring drops, to make little bowls of all the colors they wanted to use.  I had also bought decorating packets of colored decorating frosting and candy, to decorate with. 

Billy and Timothy have been very into the gingerbread man story lately, so they picked out gingerbread man cookies to decorate. 
I let them each decorate their one cookie and then proceed to eat it!

Carolyn and Elizabeth had spent the previous Saturday, at my sisters, making cookies all day.  Carolyn did not feel like decorating any cookies that day and helped Kinsley decorate a circle cookie.

Antonio's has a teacher that comes to the house one day a week.  She was at the house this day and helped Antonio.

 Elizabeth and William did the bulk of the decorating.
Now..William can be a bit creative and has a mind all his own.  All of the gingerbread men became Mega-man, Superman and lego characters and the round cookies became lego ninja faces...

Zeke had a cold and did not want to help or participate.  He also can not have wheat or dairy so could not have eaten any he made.  So he did other things.  I did get him to come in the kitchen toward the end, to sit and talk with us a bit. 

I just had to include this picture below.  We don't have candy in the house very often and Billy ate a red hot for the first time in his life.  He thought it was one of the M&M's.  Bless his heart!

I pray everyone had a wonderful season of Thanksgiving and has their heart and mind on Jesus Christ and His miracle birth, all the year long!

Psalm 47:1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.




  1. You sound like a Momma and an experienced one! I too, drop things when I am overwhelmed because I just have to. I am glad that your sweet son William wanted to take on the venture of making the dough himself. I wasn't the least surprised to hear that he cleaned it all up himself. He has such a heart for you and always seems to try to do what's right and pleasing to you. Maybe this needs to be the new tradition now. ; ) Anyhow, your cookies look scruptious, the kids did a fantastic job and it looks like you are getting ready for Christmas. Love to you all!!!

    1. Thank you! William is one of the kindest people I have ever met. He is just like his dad. It is an honor to call him my son. I go out of my way to do special things for him because he works so hard around here. I love him dearly. :)

  2. So cute! I want the 4 older kids to make some almond flour cookies on their own, but with CC here there was no time. Maybe after Christmas. :o)
    William is so creative! I love the m & m eyes! And how wonderful that he made them and cleaned up! Poor Billy and the red hot! I used to love the sizzling cinnamon jelly belly beans and my older 4 hated them when they were Billy's age but always tried to sneak one! LOL!! Look at that face on Kinsley!! So expressive!

    1. The almond flour cookies sound brilliant. You will have to post pictures and the recipe! When Stephen was about four years old, we were at a Mexican restaurant and Stephen reached across the table and grabbed something off my plate. He yelled ha ha I got your tomato! And popped it into his mouth. His eyes grew very big. He cried loudly once he got the full effect of the red pepper! He learned a lesson that day!