Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Momma Survived Christmas Cookie Baking Day!

Okay, I think I have lost my mind. Ugh! What was I thinking? Why did I think making Christmas cookies with Katie would be a lot of fun? Today was definitely memorable, that's for sure! I figured that if I fix her up a little working station, she would be patient cutting out cookies and sprinkle sugar crystals after I frosted each cookie. Crazy! In fact, it was the complete opposite. As we are putting flour on the table to roll out the dough, she grabs my cup of flour and gets flour all over her from head to toe. I begin rolling out the dough and no sooner that I got the dough rolled out, she either puts her fingerprints all over the dough or she decides, she can cut out the angel or candy cane herself. Right in the middle of the rolled out cookie dough. Ugh! Then I caught her licking her cookie dough fingers. She later confirmed that the cookie dough was good. I had to wash my hands off, in order to take her back to the bathroom and wash her hands. I guess, I had to stop and get her hands washed about a half a million times, while baking cookies today. She would get tired of helping Momma and get down to play. Next thing I know, here she comes again wanting to help. Decorating the cookies was something. She ate most of the candy rather than putting them on the cookies. She didn't like waiting for me to ice the cookies first. There were a few times where she would grab a plain cookie and tell me that she would "do it", which means to decorate. Believe it or not, I had to put both Katie and myself in "time-out" during the cookie baking. What a day? I don't see how Liz does it with two children. She bakes a lot and Maddie helps right along with her Mommy. I baked just a half day and I was ready for a glass of wine to calm my nerves. After it was all said and done, we were able to fix Daddy a platter of Christmas & Chocolate Chip cookes to take to work tomorrow for a party and we even had enough for us. Shoo!

I'm having the hardest time getting Katie to try new foods or foods she hasn't eatten in quite some time. Right now, I have to use her favorite TV shows to get her to take bites. It's just getting that first bite that's the hardest. The other day, I warmed up some Italian Wedding Soup with Veggies and she kept pushing my hand away. That is until I threatened to turn her show off, then she would take a bite. Oh, she liked it then and she ate it all up. Today, it was Mini Beef Ravioli. As soon as she saw it she said, "I not like it Mommy." I finally got that first bite and she nearly ate a whole big can. You'll have to check out the Ravioli face on our photosite.

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

This was adorable! Thank you for sharing your wonderful life, Katie, and the sweet memories that you and we all will charish forever. God Bless you all! Merry, Merry Christmas! Love, Sister Sandy (a.k.a. Gramma Sanny)

The Thorsrud Family said...

Ya...I was laughing pretty good when you made me out to be super mom. much as I like to think I am super....haha, ya right.....I have to set you straight. Ya....Maddie isn't right beside me the whole time. She will dump in ingredients, maybe put a ball of dough on the pan...and then I get most of it done during nap time. Then Wooh Lah , sugar cookies to decorate magically appear and she decorates 4 and I decorate 100. So, I hope that makes you feel better! I don't want to give up my title to super mom, but I will try to be humble and remember the reality of the situation. haha. Thanks for the good laugh! I love you all! Merry Christmas.