I got up today, looked outside, and then I decided that today was a good day to make a mess. Our Spring break hasn't been so springy, so today was a good day to stay inside and make a mess.
Last Spring when Aunt Marcia visited, we were supposed to make spring cookies because she sent us a bunch of these.
Sprinkles galore! Let me tell you. We had dinosaurs, and sequins, and stars, and eggs, and I could go on and on, but why? Just believe me when I tell you that we had some spring sprinkles to be sprinklin' around.
We never got to make them last year because the girls got Aunt Marcia sick. Yep. She spent her vacation coughing and hacking and then she went back home and went to work coughing and hacking. And for that, we are truly sorry. We tried to make it up to her today with cookies.
Come on, I'll show you.
Zoe Bug takes her cookie making pretty seriously.
Annika is just waiting for us to look away so she can start eating the dough. We aren't eating any of Girlfriend's cookies here because she was salivating all over her dough.
Now we're decorating . . . my favorite part. This is the part that I have to mentally prepare myself for. When kids (Annika) get frosting on their fingers, they lick it off and then dive right back in. Talk about an OCD freak's nightmare. It was.
Thank goodness we can tell which cookies were made by Stinkerbell. They're the ones with globs of frosting and mounds of sprinkles.
Oh look, Stinkerbell is already having a cookie break. The little monster.
Zoe was all business, but chatter-chatter-chattering the whole time. It was exhausting. For us.
Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids!
Sorry. I couldn't help myself.
I kill myself.
What a mess.
Which reminds me, Sammie has been playing her little Relatives-Are-Visiting game with Aunt Marcia and I'm about to lock them both outside. Sammie goes to the door and waits to be let out. Marcia lets her out. Immediately Sammie wants back in so Marcia lets her back in so she can stalk us and follow us around the house until Marcia lets her back out. Then in. Then out. Then in and I'm like "STOP IT!" I think Marcia is doing it on purpose. She's so passive-aggressive.
That's why I like her so much.
Sorry. I was reminded about Sammie because she's our first defense for cleaning up food off the floor. And the mess we made was a job for Sammie.
These are Stinkerbell's cookies. I made her put her chubby little hand in the picture so I could remind myself that these are the last days of the chubby baby hands. They're almost gone. Sniff, sniff. She'll be six in less than two weeks. Sniff.
Here are Zoe's cookies. She was super impressed with Aunt Marcia's cookies and she was being a big copy cat. I'm so proud.
Do you want to come over and help clean up? I'll give you a cookie . . .
By the way, I used Peanut Head's Ultimate Sugar Cookie recipe which is at the bottom of this post.