I'm a hand-holding, swing-pushing, story-telling Mama with a creative streak and a nurturing spirit. I like growing food and flowers (and people, hehe), sewing clothes and quilts, cooking and eating and running, a long, tight hug and the color yellow. I love date nights at home, spontaneous trips to the bookstore and hearing my babies laugh. I am indecisive, exaggerrative and I overuse parentheses. I am reflective and sentimental and quick to laugh. I think I still picture myself as a 22-year old, yet every year my life gets more fulfilling. I am still figuring out exactly who I am. :)
We spent most of Sunday baking cookies for Noah's players (and us too, of course!)
I had grand master plans for them to be water polo balls, but they just look like cookies with yellow icing. Or maybe suns. I just could not get my smallest decorating tip to cooperate in drawing the lines on the "balls," grrr.
Oh well, they still tasted great! I mean, how can they not when the icing is half butter and half sugar??
There is nothing quite like homemade icing. :)
And you know what the biggest compliment was? When I handed Noah the last cookie, my usually-passes-up-sweets-for-some-ungodly-reason husband was super excited (for him anyway) and grateful, as the girls practically inhaled the ones I sent to school with him thereby leaving him cookie-less.
I set up this table for the kids to decorate their own cookie.
As you can see, they took it very seriously. :)
And Lulu was busy playing at the play kitchen and forcing me to resist my natural impulses to eat her thighs. Seriously, they are so edible. :)
And since I now have an excuse to use my adorable Christmas-themed cookie cutters, more will be coming. :)