Wednesday, December 14, 2011

cookie baking and gingerbread decorating

We had a terrific time baking cookies at Kelly's on Saturday.  It started off rough because we thought we left the gingerbread parts at home so Ray drove all the way back home, only to realize we did bring them and they were sitting on the dining room table under the aprons we brought.  UGH!  We then started putting the gingerbread houses together, unsuccessfully...  I wasn't letting the icing dry long enough.  Once I figured that out, we had it made.  While they were drying, we started making cookies.  The girls lasted for a little bit - adding the ingredients, stirring, and licking the beaters.  Kate was a pro with putting eggs in the bowl.  Olivia was hysterical when she was keeping extra chocolate chips when dumping them in the bowl.  She kept a secret stash for herself!  Then they played while we dropped them and put them in the oven.  We made sugar cutout cookies, chocolate chip cookies, lemon cake cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and chocolate chip pretzel cookies.  We finally got to decorate the houses.  What a blast!  Our first gingerbread houses.

Kate invited Hannah over on Sunday night to decorate gingerbread houses.  They had so much fun.  She's a sweet kid.

Kate had a basketball game vs. Oley on Tuesday.  She played GREAT!!  She was rebounding and making really great plays.  She even had a few baskets.  They won 33-5.

Kate and I went shopping tonight for her Christmas gifts.  We both hate shopping, but we had a great mother/daughter bonding time.  She was so cute with checking to see if certain clothes were in style.  My little girl is growing up!!

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