Monday, January 11, 2010

Cookies For Santa

Yes, I'm aware that Christmas is over. I'm also fully aware that it is now January. Still, I wanted to share with you what Violet made with her Grandpa on Christmas eve. Their baking together has become a little tradition in our family. Violet has come to expect that she'll get to bake something with her Grandpa whenever the two are together and Grandpa is always happy to oblige. While their baking adventures always kill my resolve to stay away from sweets, I am thankful that they have something special that is shared just between them. (It's also nice to have an excuse to sneak in a sweet treat. Or two.)

Just look at the joy on Violet's face as she decorates the cookies she and her Grandpa have made...

That's Grandpa standing behind Violet. He's supervising...


Here's a picture of the final product of all that work. Cookies and milk for Santa and some carrots for Santa's reindeer...


By the way, just to put into perspective how big the cookies were, the "Santa" cookie was as big as my hand!!! The goofy face was my contribution to all the baking that went on that day. (The adorable plate was an early Christmas gift from Violet's Mimi W. and was used a lot during the Christmas holidays.)

4 comments:

Leisa Hammett said...

Came here from BSM. What a happy looking family!

Joanna said...

I never remember the carrots for the reindeer!! Looks like Violet was having fun. :0)

Kimberly said...

Christmas Eve is the only time cookies and carrots don't look funny together on one plate. :)

I can't get over how much older Violet looks in these photos either. She looks a full year or two older than in your profile pic. I always picture her that age. LOL!

Smart Moms Save Money said...

Your little girl is so cute, I am sure she will always remember the special time her and Grandpa had at Christmas.
Thank you for sharing your sweet story and let Violet know her cookies look very yummy! :)