Monday, February 14, 2011

Cookie Love

Tic Tac Toe

Sweet Shot Day

I didn't get an activity planned for the kids for Valentine's Day this year. In fact, I didn't even have enough powdered sugar for the icing for our traditional goodies and had to make an impromptu trip to the grocery store. But I managed to get all supplies in stock for our Valentine cookies.

I decided to throw a little challenge in to it. We watch a lot of Food Network challenges, so the kids were immediately up for it when I mentioned we would have a challenge of our own.

We all drew names and each got one giant-sized heart cookie. Each big heart was to be decorated for the secret recipient. I purposefully gave Audrey her daddy's name, and she went about her task with enthusiasm.

Michael created a masterpiece for me.
Michael's Hand

Under all of that icing, he frosted "I {heart} U". So sweet.
Michael's Cookie

As for Alex and Jacob, well, they were mostly about globbing on as much frosting as gravity would allow to stay on a heart-shaped cookie.
Jacob & Audrey

And of course there was much, much cookie munching.


Ky said...

They look sooo good!

Bobi said...

what a great project for them.

Brownie said...

You are such a good Mom.

Blondie asked if she could make cookies and I said "sure, go ahead!"

She made chocolate sugar cookies, frosted them .... and took them to youth group. I got the left overs.

Serves me right! LOL!

Carla S said...

Looks like a wonderful afternoon of fun! Looks pretty delicious, too!

Arby said...

That's what happens when mom is home with the kids. Creativity. When dad is home with the kids he looks at the 14 year old and says, "Dude, guys don't give guys Valentine's presents." The boy nodded in agreement.

love and life ♥ said...

Love the first shot. Looks like it was a lot of fun making these!!!

Evelyn S. said...

Such beautiful children! I didn't do it for Valentine's Day, but I used to take a day off from teaching to make Christmas cookies with my boys. Great memories.

Tatiana said...

Love this post!
What fun!

Mira said...

Hi! Just wanted to say hi! The last photo is super cute! Your kids are so adorable!

Darcy said...

awwww....what a SWEET idea :-)

Anonymous said...

adorable series of photos! yum!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Looks delicious. I love that first photo.