Dec 28, 2009

Cookies To Go

This holiday season has been a bit of a reality check for me because for the first time DQ has plans for most of it. She left Christmas Eve for a youth convention and didn't return until Sunday afternoon and she's planning to spend New Year's Eve with friends too. It's great for her and it's the way it ought to be but it's a reminder that she's getting older so fast and she's got her own life.

DSC_0928Even though I missed DQ a lot we still had a great weekend. Stinkerbelle would probably say that her sister's absence improved the weekend. We had friends over on Christmas Eve for Chinese food and homemade ice cream. We all laughed and ate and the kids decorated sugar cookies in the shapes of six-pointed stars, men, and feet. Yup, feet. Those were the only cookie cutters I could find. I still have no idea why I have a cookie cutter in the shape of a foot but whatever. The kids turned them into snowmen and ghosts and they were just as yummy as more traditional shapes.

On Christmas Day we went to see Sherlock Holmes. Bruce, Stinkette and I all enjoyed it very much. It wasn't deep or life-changing but Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law were very good and great fun to watch.

How was your holiday break? Did you see anything good?

6 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Sounds heavenly to me! I know what you mean, though. Hannah is barely home these days. I like to think that will mean I will miss her less next year when she's really gone but I doubt that's the case.

Laurie said...

Sounds like fun! I like the foot to ghost transition.

margene said...

We also saw Sherlock Homes and found it fun and entertaining. The cookies look so good!!

Sarah said...

I saw the kids and their sweethearts play Super Mario Bros on the Wii, and it was hilarious. It was too silly for anyone to think about being competitive, none had played this game before, so they were all terrible, and they lovingly and jokingly said outrageous things to each other about bad moves just before making the same mistakes themselves.

Beth said...

I love the foot cookie!

Julie said...

I love the foot cookies; maybe they belong to the abominable snowman :-)