It's an annual event. The "kids" gather in our kitchen for the cookie extravaganza.
They were all here because Tom and Jake spent the day working in Jill's kitchen, and Jill's kitchen was not yet ready for cooking. That's another post.
I made beef stew for dinner and had the cookie dough made and ready to go. First off was the gingerbread cookies, but we were all done cutting those out before I had time to clean my hands and grab my camera.
Jake got involved in decorating the sugar cookies with sprinkles.
After that we moved on to frosting the details on the cooled gingerbread cookies.
Jake was done by now and left for home. Maybe it is because he doesn't have a nifty apron. I made them a long time ago. Isaac complained when his mother insisted he wear his. "I'm almost 13 and I got this when I was four! It doesn't fit!" That's true, but he wore it anyway. Jill is perhaps more into tradition than I am! Maybe I'll have to make him a new one.
We all got into the act of decorating the gingerbread using royal icing in zip lock bags with one corner snipped off.
I requested that Jill take a few photos with me in them. That got a bit silly.
But it got even sillier when Isaac got a hold of the camera.
We waited until everyone went home to start the clean up. It's easier that way.
And here are the results of this year's cookie extravaganza!