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!