Let's start with the beginning of the day. I slept in until 8 and Tim slept in until 9:30. He earned it after a rough week. We all went outside and played in the snow for a while. It was crazy cold out (14 degrees) but we had a lot of fun...up until I had snow go down my neck.
Tim was launching some pretty big snowballs. Luckilly, this one didn't hit me.
Patchy had a lot of fun catching snowballs.
After frolicking out in the snow for a bit, we came in and the kids had hot cocoa (thanks Deb for the super yummy Raspberry cocoa) and Patchy had a bath.
Not a particularly happy dog. He's a really good boy getting baths though. We don't have to wrestle with him like we did with Corky.
I don't know if you can see it in this picture or not, but when Patchy's fur is wet and in the process of drying, it looks like he's crimped it. It is so funny and cute. He's the softest dog I think I've ever seen. I really thought when he lost his puppy fur it would get more coarse, but it has stayed so soft and cuddly. He smells much better now too.
While Tim was bathing Patchy, Aidan and I were starting our cookie day. The first dough we made was the sugar dough for the cut outs. They had to chill for a while so we got those done so we could throw them in the fridge. I didn't get any pics of the cutouts yet. I will get them tomorrow after the boys (and yes, Tim is included) do all the painting.
Aidan is a great helper in the kitchen!
I got this lego timer for Aidan when I was in Florida and it has become a favorite fixture in our kitchen. Aidan is my lego maniac!
Better Than Store Bought cookies
After the dough was in the fridge, we started working on the "Better Than Store Bought" cookies. It made six dozen cookies and they are tasty. After this batch was done, we made a batch of Peanut Blossoms. It was supposed to make 4 dozen, but only made three. I might have to make another batch of them tomorrow.
Peanut Blossoms. These were Aidan's favorite cookies of the day. Soft peanut butter cookies with a kiss on top.
The next batch of cookies we made were the mocha mudslides. These were Tim's favorite cookie of the day. I kept catching him sneaking them.
Once the mudslides were done, I made the dough for the Soft Molasses cookies. That dough had to chill for an hour so we dragged out the sugar cookie dough and started rolling it out to cut. We made candy canes and trees and the kids each made a couple of their own creations. Aidan has a huge Kirby ready to paint tomorrow.
Once the cutouts were done, I baked the molasses cookies (will have pics tomorrow) and then made dinner. I will have to finish the last three cookies tomorrow and decide if I have to make any more. Tim keeps telling his friends at work that I'm going to make them cookies so I'm probably going to have to make a couple more batches. I should make Tim make them.
That about sums up my day. A good day I think. We are supposed to get up to three more inches of snow tonight so that will be fun. My day tomorrow will be finishing the cookies and I think Tim is going to take the kids shopping. They each want to get me a present. They are so awesome!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!