Sunday, December 23, 2007

Better Late Than Never

The presents are wrapped, the tree is righted (after an unfortunate tumble the other day), and the mother of all surprises all the laundry is done thanks to the alien beings who abducted my husband and left a laundry-doing man in his place my sweet, sweet husband.

And finally, tonight - better late than never they say - we decorated cookies. We called Grandma and asked her nicely to suck it up brave the 50 mph winds to join us, and warmed the oven.

Brady used the presses on the sugar cookies....

Rolled the dough for the cut-outs...
And then cut out the cookies.

All the while, working incognito in his hoodie. He's 15.

Even Rob, my alien-substitute darling husband, decorated a few, though all enthusiasm was gone after the Packer's *ss beating loss to the Bears. Sorry Honey.

Here's Grandma. She came over in her pajamas. But don't tell her I told you that.

And here I am, painting cookies. Notice I'm not dressed in my pajamas. Not that there's anything wrong with going out in your pajamas. I'm just sayin'.

Jonathan, however, thinks Grandma has the right idea and decorated cookies in his pajamas too. Although come to think of it, Jonathan's been in his pajamas for about 3 days straight.

I think he changed out of them for a short while so we could run to town yesterday (that's called 'an outing' for cornfield folks like us), but as soon as we got home he asked, "Are we home for the day?" and when I said yes, he changed right back into his pajamas.

Ya, I'm talkin' about you, Pajama Boy.

Why, those cookies look good enough to eat!

And just in case you're wondering, the #1 reason I'm not a food blogger still stands... is that a messy kitchen or what?!

H*lls bells, you could lose small children in there!


Stephanie said...

You are cracking me up with this crossed out words thing, makes me want to learn how.

I love your writing and your pictures, Cassie stays in her PJ's many days too. Of course then she changes about 5 times to get the right look :)

I made the dough and it is chillin, we are cutting and cooking and decorating tomorrow.

I made a batch of peanut blossums tonight too, you know the ones with hershey kisses in the middle, they ate almost all of them, there are about 7 left.

Merry Christmas :)

Silvia said...

What are you painting the cookies with?

piscesgrrl said...

stephanie - you have a picture now, cool! To do the word strike out, use the opening code of < s > and the closing code of < /s > (but without the spaces). Try that! Oooh, peanut blossoms ROCK. Merry Xmas to you too!

Sylvia - it's an egg yolk wash via Whimsigal via PW... egg yolk, 1 tsp water, food coloring. Fun!

whimsigal said...

Oh god, I got such a laugh out of all the PJ photos. We live in ours daily. In fact, I hosted Christmas Day dinner for my extended family and my husband got dressed, came down and asked, "Ummm, are you going to...(fingers pointing at my PJ Pants)change, or no?" I laughed! "It's my family honey, they know better than to expect anything else from me."

It was the most comfortable I've ever been at a family dinner.

These photos are great! Thanks so much for sharing what the holiday looks like at your house! I'm such a voyeur and I love looking into other people's lives through their blogs.

Anonymous said...

FYI, those are "lounging pajama's", not my usual old, ragged,warn out comfy ones! After all, I had to brave 50mph winds to get there,so I was prepared to stay the night!! As a matter of fact, I wore those same lovely "lounging pajama's" to your sisters for dinner tonite! Just in case I got snowed in there and had to stay the night.....

Linda said...

When I'm a grandma, I'm totally going to my grandkids' house in my pajamas.