Friday, July 6, 2012

Christmas in July

My parents are visiting us in the Arctic this week. We've been looking for things to do, and I figured since one of my favorite childhood memories is decorating Christmas cookies with my mom, why not share the memory with my children. Audrey was the most excited about Christmas in July and kept asking, "We're really making Christmas cookies? When it's not even Christmas??"

She was so excited, she sorted through and played with all of the Christmas cookie cutters last night, discussing the merits of each one with Grandma. She couldn't wait to cut the dough.

I set the mood with some Christmas music:

And even the boys who were busy building a treehouse with Dad took a break to come in to decorate.

Although we were all in the presence of the Master Decorator,

the kids still did things in their own style: a la lots-o-icing.

And that's only because a la lots-o-icing tastes so delicious.


Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

That's a wonderful idea! I miss baking cookies with my mom. :) She liked making modified Snickerdoodles, where she rolled the balls of cookie dough in red or green sprinkles instead of the sugar and cinnamon mixture. My dad would always come through the kitchen after the each batch came out of the oven, declare that she had burnt some, and take the "burnt" cookies away. ;)

Enjoy the rest of your visit!

Jennifer Dougan said...


I get the celebrating Christmas in July with parents! Savor it. :)

Your home looks lovely! I am impressed that you made it too.

We just signed and moved to a new home on June 19th ourselves. It's a big change and we are thrilled. Paint swatches line some of our walls too.

Have a great week!

Jennifer Dougan

Michelle G said...

What fun! If it wasn't so hot here, I'd turn the oven on and have Christmas in July! Hope your summer is going well. :)