Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Cookies

Today was a fun filled day.
Kai came over in the morning to help me bake cookies,no not just any cookies,but, Christmas cookies.
We had a lot of fun doing this,as we always do,but the real fun started in the evening.Steve and Kai came for supper,and after that we set up shop and began decorating the baked cookies.

I apologize for the darkness of this picture,but this was the scene at my kitchen table.The sugar,sprinkles and frosting.
Of course Steve had to capture this time as well.He is using his iPhone,while I used my regular camera.


I have star shaped cookie cutters,which when stacked just right form a tree.
Kai looks pleased with her tree,all decorated with frosting and sprinkles.

Here she is still putting on a few more sprinkles,to make it just perfect.


She decorated two trees. I must say they are perhaps the sweetest trees I have ever seen,both in reality and because they are made by my favourite baker/decorator.
This looks good enough to eat.Will you join me for a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of this beautiful Christmas tree?

I spent two days with Jake's brother and his family,over the weekend.
They live in Winnipeg and so we went out looking at all the Christmas decorations.
This house was by far the best I have seen in a long time.
All the decorations were synchronized to music,and the best part — they were accepting donations for Cancer Care.

The cookies are delicious,the lights beautiful,but let us not forget the REAL reason for Christmas,the birth of Jesus Christ.

35 comments:

Diane said...

I would love to join you. But those trees are almost too pretty to take apart. Kai is getting more beautiful by the day. Diane

Journeyin' Lady... said...

The cookies look wonderful, Kai is adorable and I would love to come over for tea and cookies!
Blessings. . .

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE your stacked trees! how sweet!

Arija said...

What a wonderful time to share with your son and beautiful granddaughter. Kai just gets prettier every year if that is possible. Great cookie trees and a cup of tea sounds wonderful too. What a pity I'm so far away, I would so love to give you a real hug.
I am so glad you got to see Jake's brother and family.
I love to see you so happily busy, especially at this time of year.

Love and Blessings . . . Arija

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

And just as sweet as the cookies-turned-Christmas-trees are the wonderful memories you are making with Kai. You're a good grandma.

Muffy's Marks said...

Its so much fun to bake with grands, and her tree is lovely. Enjoy making Christmas 2011 memories.

Dorothy said...

Oh what fun!! I used to like doing stuff like that with my Grands when they were small! They are all grown up now, so enjoy while you can!!!

Misty said...

Aaw! I wish I could come join you. She is such a cute little girl. Glad you got to spend some time with family.

Montanagirl said...

Such a lovely little girl, and beautiful decorations. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Be still my heart, Kai is adorable! Oh those big blue eyes and sprinkling of freckles!! The little trees are wonderful, even have a star on top. And doubly sweet because she helped make them!!! The decorated house is very pretty!!!

Rick said...

Those moments are more precious than Precious Moments ! A great capture of the sparkle in Kai's face and eyes as she bakes with her grandmother. Times etched into memory.

Wonderful Ruth.

Karin said...

She'll always remember those special visits with her grandma! She's a very pretty young lady and learning skills she's treasure all her life! Those trees turned out great! A cup of coffee and a cookie sounds yum!!

Lois Evensen said...

Cookies! Making them together makes them taste better, doesn't it. :) Lovely series of images that will get more and more valuable as time passes.

Kerri Farley said...

Those cookies look YUM-O!
Kai is a great cookie decorator!

D said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... :) So wonderful to have your family there and especially that lovely little baker/helper. Such fun.

George said...

I would love to join you for tea and some Christmas cookies, but those trees really do look too pretty to eat. It looks as if you had a wonderful time with Steve and Kai.

Betty Manousos said...

your stacked trees are really awesome!
love them!

great post!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, YES---let's not forget the REAL meaning of Christmas. Thanks be to God.

Kai is gorgeous... Look at her eyes... WOW--what a beauty!!!!

AND--their cookie trees are great also... Looks like a good time was had by all.

Great pictures of the lights... I am finally learning to take good NIGHT pictures... (Tain't easy!!!! ha)

Hugs,
Betsy

Unknown said...

Ruth, perfectly yummy, in every aspect!

warriormom said...

Tea kettle's on, wish I lived a little closer. What a sweet time you had, I love the idea of a cookie tree!! Thanks for sharing your Christmas doings and what a gift we have, the birth of the Savior!!

Willard said...

A wonderful post. I would definitely stop in if I lived close by.

Elaine said...

What a wonderful time you had with Steve and Kai and what beautiful cookies you made! That second picture is precious and one you'll treasure. Oh, what a lovely tea party we could have if we all lived close enough to get together for tea and cookies.....

Neal said...

Looks like you have a good little helper. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like those cookie trees! And Kai is so cute!

trump said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania. I'm just stopping at Radom blogs and checking them out, and wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and New years. Richard from Amish Stories.

BlueShell said...

Hi, What a lovely post!
I like cookies...and those trees are magnifcent!
And...SHE IS ADORABLE!
God Bless you all!
BShell

S. Etole said...

Christmas is made even more special with grandchildren around it seems.

Shug said...

Kai is adorable! What fun I know you must have all had! Looks like a good time was had by all!
Glad you got to spend time with family and I agree....this house is wonderful. I know the music must have been as well..
Shug

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, those cookies are making me hungry! I hope this inspires me to make some before Christmas. Merry Christmas, Ruth

MedaM said...

I completely enjoyed both reading and watching these photos. Kai is a lovely little girl as well as her smile. I could feel the beautiful atmosphere and the warmth of your home.

Scott Law said...

The cookie trees do look sweet and delicious. That house is cool too. Would love to see it in action. Thanks for keeping Christ in your Christmas posting.

Anita Johnson said...

Those Christmas trees look so beautiful, I would be tempted to varnish them and use them every year as a decoration!

My name is Riet said...

Dear Ruth. Sorry I am so late in commenting but life is very busy these weeks.
Ilove your beautiful little granddaughter. She is gorgeous and those Christmas trees look delicious.
Merry Christmas

Mary said...

What fun to make cookies with a granddaughter! I don't know which looks sweeter...the cookies or Kai :-) Love the last tree stack. What a neat idea and fun to make. Beautiful lights...always fun to see all the Christmas "glow" all over town.

Patty said...

Looks like everyone was having fun. I bet you're still finding a sprinkle or two here or there to sweep up. Here's wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.