Friday, December 18, 2009

Cookie Fest '09!

For several years now, my sister has gone to my aunt and grandmother's house to bake Christmas cookies on one day close to Christmas.  They pick a few recipes, bake double batches, and split the goodies between the families.  I've always been left out, because I was teaching on the day they got together. 

But not this year!!!  This year I'm a SAHM, so I was able to join in the fun of baking oodles of cookies and visiting with my family.  I gathered my ingredients, containers, and apron, and I was ready!

Only one problem...JACK!

I brought the pack-n-play for him to stay in while I worked in the kitchen.  It turns out he didn't like that idea.  So, patiently, I strapped him in to my ring sling while I worked in the kitchen.  He didn't like that idea either.

I had my 11 and 9 year old nephews try to play with Jack and keep him occupied while I worked in the kitchen.  Turns out he hated this idea the most. 

So, I was stuck holding my child the whole time.  I was no help at all to my family!  I did manage to roll a few cookies in sugar, but that didn't count as much help in my book.

Since Jack didn't get his afternoon nap, he was a bit cranky all day.

 Finally, he and I sat in the big, comfy chair, while he took a late nap in my lap.  That was the best part of the day for me.

He can't scream when he's sleeping.


  1. Oh Amanda! I'm so sorry that Jack wasn't cooperative. I was part of a cookiefest for the last 3 years (06/07/08). I was so looking forward to it this year, but I didn't even have the heart to try and plan it with my best girlfriend. I just didn't know how we'd get anything done when we have 3 kiddos between us. I was afraid I'd have my hopes too high and then be utterly disappointed. Sadly, I have NO memories--good or bad--for a cookiefest 09. =( At least you tried. There's always next year. Tell your family to pick a day next year that Rick is off...


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