The girls have been really worried about what cookies we would be leaving for Santa. I like some of those Santa things, but sometimes I feel like we do way too much of the Santa stuff and forget about the whole Jesus theme of Christmas, which is really what it is all about! I told Robert that I really wanted to focus more on the whole Christ stuff but it is hard to just jump in there and do something new. Tonight we tried to read some Christmas stories about the gospel or other feel good kind of stories, but the girls were not cooperating too much.
So today, since the girls are on Christmas break, and I was trying to plan ahead for breakfast tomorrow (thanks Jamie for the idea), we decided to make gingerbread cookies. Only bad thing is I couldn't find my rolling pin, and then I couldn't find my cookie cutters. They are probably in a box still somewhere with the cake decorating box I wanted also and couldn't find. If only I could snap my fingers and have everything unpacked so quick like that.
Here are some pictures of our results. Amber was more interested in eating the frosting, and the older girls loved doing the frosting and decorating. Amber's one cookie is the one on the plate that is all licked looking. The girls had a good time, and Robert slept during the whole thing, although so did Samantha mostly.