This year, while I haven't been overboard, I have baked more than I have in years. It is all because of the grand kids. It just seems right to make cookies with them. I admit to having this fantasy of them telling their kids and grand kids over icing and dough how they made cookies with us when they were kids. You can't have memories unless you make them and so I guess that is what we are doing.
I also am making cookie trees with Wyatt and Andrea's help. I know for a fact, that they are not perfect, but the second one was a lot better than the first. I think I will make one more. The short first one for us. The second one in the picture for Nicole's family and another one for Andrew and Theresa. I am looking forward to seeing if the skills required improve with my next effort.
The non baking picture of Andrea with the reindeer is just commemorate the fact that she now can sing all the words to Grandma got run over by a reindeer, just from listening to the deer on the rocker. Who says kids aren't listening.