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Mostly Wordless Wendesday – Gingerbread Girls…   18 comments

Bridget loves to make cookies, but this was the first time the girls got to taste some of our handiwork. After a celebratory “cheers” (is it bad my daughter tells me to drink more wine, and my toddlers know how to cheers before their first birthday?? LOL) the girls chowed down. Well, sort of… Taylor demolished her cookie and started attempting to pick up the crumbles left on KCs plate. KC kept half-heartedly gumming hers, but I’m pretty sure she was confused as to what all the fuss was about. And now that I’ve posted these pictures, i’ve just noticed that my husband has (yet again) given Taylor a mowhawk after her bath… Again?!?
 
Bridget and Taylor "cheers" their gingerbread cookies!

Bridget and Taylor "cheers" their gingerbread cookies!

Taylor's first taste of Christmas Gingerbread
Taylor’s first taste of Christmas Gingerbread
Kennedy's first taste of Xmas gingerbread
Kennedy’s first taste of Xmas gingerbread
Hmmm - KC's not sure if she really likes this gingerbread stuff
Hmmm – KC’s not sure if she really likes this gingerbread stuff
Love how she holds everything like such a little lady - pinkie raised and all!
Love how she holds everything like such a little lady – pinkie raised and all!

 

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Better Things To Do…   2 comments

Okay, so I’m super behind posting a new entry on Twinsideout. Yup, I know. Bad me. But I have had waaaay better things to do in the last week. So the next few posts will be ‘catch-ups’ to show off all the ‘better things’ that we’ve been doing as a family. Like this one – our first family gingerbread house. We’ve done the cookie thing. Lots. Decorating fresh-baked cookies is getting so ‘old hat’ for Bridget that she even turns it down sometimes when I offer. But a whole house? Even B couldn’t turn down that offer.

Nanny sent us the pre-baked pieces in the mail all the way from Vancouver, BC – over 3000 km away. So this is definately a mobile pre-fab gingerbread house. But the candies were bought locally, I swear. And the fun was ALL Toronto. The roof caved in after Mommy applied a wee bit too much pressure to stick it to the other pieces. We did more than a little sampling during the procedure. And while my inner “Martha” tried to kick in several times and even out the distribution of candies for Bridget, I managed to supress the urge to “correct” things and just let her decorate willy-nilly. And, as hard as it is to admit, I think the darn thing probably looks better that way!

Here are a few pics of our decorating extravaganza:

And for those that find our decorating success more than a little nauseating, check out my new blog buddy Kimberly’s take on decorating Xmas cookies, garcon-style here! Hilarious…

 
Assembling Nanny's pre-fab pieces!

Assembling Nanny's pre-fab pieces!

Same architect as "Cave-On Foods", obviously!
Same architect as “Cave-On Foods”, obviously!
Decorating the tree
Decorating the tree
Is anyone home?
Is anyone home?
Roof's on!
Roof’s on!
Hard at work sticking the "glue" on
Hard at work sticking the “glue” on
Success!
Success!

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Are They Ready Yet??   12 comments

A few nights ago, Bridget was struck with the urge to bake. Badly. This minute. There was no putting her off – we were going to bake, whether Mommy liked it or not. So I went downstairs and grabbed the PC Gingerbread Cookie Dough box that I had bought to try for just such an occasion. Yup, its gingerbread from a box, and honestly people, this stuff is totally YUMMM! A little harder than I like my gingerbread (translation: so soft it seems only half-baked), but for crisp yummy goodness, this Gingerbread scores a total 9 out of 10. And the box mad a gazillion cookies! I was totally impressed. I think I paid $3.99 for the box, and all I added was a 1/4 cup of unsalted butter and some water. Here are some photos of our weeknight baking adventure…

Dusting the flour from our fingers

Dusting the flour from our fingers

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