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.