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Cookie Baking Night 12/07/15

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Carissa, Rylar, and Alli. Tonight was Rylar's birthday choice (he turned 4 years old just a few days ago). As is our tradition here at Cookie Baking Nights, the birthday person gets to choose what we have for supper and what we make for our "cookie". For supper, Rylar chose macaroni and cheese, bananas, grapes, and chocolate milk (and I threw in a few chicken nuggets for good measure). For his cookie, he was having a hard time articulating his choice. "Hot Chocolate Cookie" was mentioned several times. If you're wondering what that is, so am I. I finally suggested the treat that seemed to be his favorite this year, and he readily agreed to it. So, in the end, Rylar chose to make chocolate dipped marshmallows on a stick. 


First, there's the work of putting all the marshmallows on sticks. Tedious work, but fun work. 






Next, we start dipping. We chose chocolate and white chocolate and sprinkled w…

Niece and Nephew Christmas Party 2015

Today was our 12th annual Niece and Nephew Christmas Party.We lost the teenagers this year to a scheduling conflict, but the party did go on, and a fun time it was. In attendance this year: Ethan, Carissa, Alli, and Rylar. This year, we kept the party all in-house.


We started by decorating a few Christmas ornaments. 





Even Clara and Greg got in on the act. 













And don't forget our annual gingerbread house cookie decorating event. As usual, our personalities came out in our individual decorating styles.