Monday, October 25, 2010

Sprinkles & Smiles

Last weekend Ava and I attempted to make Halloween cookies. After the cookies were baked and frosted, I thought it would be fun to let Ava help with the sprinkles.  I didn't think that idea through very well...she grabbed the container of sprinkles, and proceeded to dump a ton on one cookie.  Since the sprinkles were round, they scattered everywhere...out on the table, onto the floor, into the living room...everywhere!  What could I do but laugh?!  We cleaned it all up, and decided to leave the sprinkles to Mommy (even I managed to get some on the floor...ha!) 

I have now decided that I am not the greatest cookie decorator - they looked like a 5 year old had done them!  Ah, but they taste great, and really, that's all I care about!  Maybe we'll take another stab at cookie decorating for Christmas - Ava really enjoys hanging out with me when I bake.  Definitely good Mommy-Daughter bonding time!

Is there a cookie under all of those sprinkles?

I have so much fun dressing Ava up and I thought this little outfit was just too darn cute.

Practicing to be a scary monster...!

Ava finally decided to let us finally put the ladybug antennae and wings on her, so we might be successful in having a little ladybug on our hands for Halloween.  However, she needed to make sure that Darla was cool with the idea first...

"Why me...?"

Darla the ladybug-horse!

This week we are going to carve our pumpkins and make roasted pumpkin seeds.  Hopefully the pumpkins turn out better looking than the cookies...!

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