Saturday, December 23, 2017

Picture my Week

Sharon and Steven were able to build a little snowman before the snow melted.
Rosie Mae created a fun cake for Steven's birthday. He was delighted when he saw it.

As part of his birthday activities we took masking tape and all the rooms on our main floor to create a life size version of a maze type game that he enjoys.

This mysterious creature showed up, and put the girls and me in a slight state of panic for a few minutes.

The annual Christmas box from my parents arrived. It's always fun seeing what treats they have included. The big block of cheese is the winner of the foods this year.

Several years ago Rosie Mae received her own timer which she lovingly named Beaky. With all the baking going on in our house she brought him out to participate. After he took a turn he was sadly sent away. He didn't do a great job of timing the cookies as he was supposed to.
Rosie Mae's verdict ... "He's cute, but he dawdles."

Yesterday the girls tried their hand at using royal icing to decorate Christmas cookies. They turned out pretty and tasty. I usually don't care for cut out cookies, but these taste good. A new "light" gingerbread recipe and an orange flavored shortbread. Yummy!


  1. Our girls loved to make snowmen even when there wasn't enough of the cold stuff to accomplish anything. One year they came roaring into the house and dashed back out with a cookie sheet. They scraped snow from all over the yard onto the flat metal and made the tiniest person you ever saw!

    Love the cake and cookies. Rosie is quite an accomplish baker. She might be able to earn some spending money during the year making birthday cakes and the like.

  2. My husband LOVES that cheese! When we take a day trip we always have to stop in Millersburg to the GUggisburg Cheese shop for a few blocks! In fact I have some in my fridge right now!

  3. Rosie did a great job of the birthday cake with the little dump truck unloading its chocolate balls!! The cut out cookies look good too. I didn't make any this year.
    Have a blessed and happy Christmas with your family!!

  4. Looks like a fun time. Wish our snow would melt. - Wishing your family a very Merry Christmas. Looking forward to blogging with you in 2018. God Bless.

  5. The grandchildren always enjoy making a snowman if we have snow ... they are still waiting!

    I enjoyed your post and pictures, thank you.

    Sending my good wishes for Christmas.

    All the best Jan


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