My all-time favorite Christmas tradition that I've done since I was a kid is decorating Christmas cookies. My dad used to do it as a kid with his siblings and continued the tradition with my brother and I. Last year, my mom handed the reins over to me and now I'm in charge of this fun tradition. Since Todd was still in Japan on Saturday (he was there all last week for work & got back on Saturday evening), I thought it was the perfect day for Lucy & I to make the cookies and have some mommy-daughter time (Cece was napping during this time...don't worry, I didn't forget about her!). Then, on Sunday, Todd & my dad joined us in icing the cookies and we've been enjoying eating them all week long.
Got our aprons on and ready to bake
Helping me measure out the flour
Lucy was very excited about the angel cookie cutter
Cheesin' for mommy
Cutting out some cookies
Cece joined us after her nap (if you notice my outfit change, it's because after we made the dough, it had to sit in the fridge for a few hours before we could cut out the cookies and in that time, I took a shower)
Ready to be iced and decorated!
Again, Cece joined us after her nap
After she ate most of her cookie, she moved on to eating the leftover sprinkles on her plate
Colored teeth + hands from eating the icing & sprinkles = good time
Hmmm...I wonder which ones Lucy did?