Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Cookie Tradition!!

One of our favorite traditions is to make Christmas cookies with Grandma and Grandpa Bock (Kevin's parents). They bring all the items needed for the cookies and the kids roll the dough (eat a bit of dough), cut the cookies (eat a bit of dough), paint the cookies (eat a bit of dough) and finally put them in the oven to cook (and then eat a few cooked cookies). Needless to say all 3 of my children were hyped like crazy tonight-- just a bit of sugar cookie overload!!!

Owen was very into the whole process. He even took 2 of the mitten cookies and 2 of the stocking cookies and created a "pair" of each.

The bakers were all assembled in the kitchen with grandma at the helm!

Mia was also very into the process. She was cutting the shapes like crazy and then tasted a little piece of dough and from that point on kept eating the dough-- we had to take it away and she was a tad unhappy.

Who is that mitten girl??

Ethan and Grandma- so sweet!!

Ethan was very into the painting designs on his cookies. He really made some cool cookies and plans to give some of them away to his teacher.

Such a good big brother!!

Yes the adults did a few cookies as well. Kevin is displaying his creations and Don got to play as well-- I just took a bunch of pictures :)
We had a great time-- like we do each year. Thanks sooooooo much Grandma and Grandpa Bock for the wonderful cookie making time!!!!


  1. HOW FUN!!!!
    Love the pictures..
    Looks like the boys are really talented...
    Love the picture of Mia looking at her hand...
    She is tooo cute..
    Have a Great Week..
    Hugs girly..

  2. Go Grandma!!!
    What a wonderful tradition.

  3. Too cute! It looks like you guys had lots of fun.

    Still waiting on the text message...can you guys make it? I hope so!

  4. The whole family got in on the fun!! The kids look adorable in their aprons.....they did some serious baking!!

    I love when I get the kids in the kitchen with does make a mess, but it is all worth it!!

    Love the giant mits on such a tiny Mia!!

  5. What a great family tradition!! It looks like you guys had a great time. Just think of the fond memories your kids will have! : )

  6. What a great tradition. I tried to have a night to do cookies and treats...and oh my goodness....I just am NOT very good at involving the kids. I'm too focused on trying to do the actual recipe...since I'm not too good in the kitchen! :)

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time!!!! I just LOVE family traditions!!! Have a great week! is it snowing there? I saw on the news where they said it's snowing in Southern California. I thought about you guys!! Talk to ya soon!

  7. Loved all the pics! I agree what
    a great tradition! Mia looked like
    she was having so much fun! She
    is an adorable baker!!!!!

    Take Care,


  8. I love making Christmas cookies. It's a fun tradition to have. We are going to tackle the gingerbread house tonight since it's raining outside!


  9. What a fun time!! And sounds like lots of great cookies!


  10. Christy...what fun!! I have to say that I'm in love with your kitchen tile on the wall---is it glass tile? LOVE it. (how embarrassing that the tile is what caught my eye) :)

  11. That is just awesome!!! I LOVE that tradition!!!!!

  12. What a fun tradition. It looks like the entire family had a ball. ;)