Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Baking

Today was the day I had planned to do some baking for Christmas gifts. We decided to make a double batch of Molasses Cookies to give away with a our Christmas cards. The children worked busily on coloring pictures for all of the neighbors while I gathered the ingredients. With my nursling in her wrap we began the baking day. The boys were eager to help and we were off to a good start. ( I must add that my nerves were already a bit frazzeled because of a disagreeable two year old)

The ingredients were being dumped in the bowl correctly, the egg shells were staying out of the batter and all were taking turns when Lou Lou falls off of the chair flat onto her back. My nursling was strapped on tight and I couldn't check on Lou Lou as quickly as I would have liked. I headed to the couch to unwrap the baby (who immediately started crying) I go back to the kitchen to check on Lou Lou and give her a kiss. We finished the rest of the cookies with a crying baby in the walker beside the table.

As the cookies are baking the boys head outside to help daddy build a birdhouse for a Christmas gift. I sign the cards and bag the cookies to deliver to the neighbors.

When everyone is awake from nap we deliver the cookies to the neighbors. We had several nice visits and the day ended pleasantly.

So there you have it...sometimes everything does not always run smoothly in our household;)

My nursling crying because I took her out of the sling.

Lou Lou and Boo helping bake the cookies

The kids drawing pictures and making cards for the neighbors.


1 comment:

Angie said...

Hi, Thank you for leaving a link to your blog (@ my Handicraft/Life Skills Challenge)and sharing your baking day with me and anyone else who happens to read my blog. You have a beautiful family. I don't think any baking experience with my boys has ever gone as planned. oh well life would be boring if everything was so predictable =)Be Blessed, Angie in GA