Daughter Jill can get pretty irreverent with her humor, but you know she cares about tradition when she shows up each year with the bag of aprons I made for them years ago.
Unfortunately, the small size aprons don't exactly fit anymore. Irene was game to wear Isaac's, but Irene's got left on the table. Isaac wore the bag.
Irene took after her mother, "I do it by myself!" Her sprinkles were a bit generous.
She still prefers "rainbow sprinkles".
Isaac has always been a bit more cautious.
Oh my gosh. so cute!
Making cherry twinkles was a lot of fun too. After pushing the cherry into the thumbprint, Irene announced "I twinkled!"
Today's cookie making had its moments too, like when Irene announced that it was not possible to continue if there were no more rainbow sprinkles. I found some. Whew.
These days we are more methodical, arranging all the cutters at once to get maximum coverage.
Tom spelled me with part of the rolling out this year. It was good to let go of some of that job for a change.
The neighbor cat came to call and we had to stop and give it some attention. I call it the dog-cat because when you rub its head, it jumps up on your leg for more. Irene wants to adopt it. I do think it already has a home though.
The meticulous work of sprinkle art continued.
The cat stuck around too.
When all of the sprinkles were sprinkled and all of the sugar cookies baked, it was time to decorate the ginger bread we had cut out and baked first.
Everyone has their own style.
Now the cookies are all baked and are stored or drying. The mess is all cleaned up. The Cookie Monsters went off to see the Star Wars movie, I made Tom and me some dinner, and now we are settling in for the evening.
We have to watch the last Star Wars movie again before we see the new one. We have lots of good memories to remember, but not necessarily great remembering abilities.