Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Cookies & Snowflakes

Claire took a good look and then said, "what is that?"

That, my dear Claire, is a Christmas cookie. Erik style. But to answer her question, I think it started out as a snowman. Erik's decorating strategy is to load on as much frosting, sprinkles, and candy as possible.

The snowflakes today were enormous. It was like 5 regular flakes joined to make 1 gigantic flake. Erik was running around trying to catch them on his tongue. After church Jeff bundled up Megan (Erik and Claire can now get their snow gear on by themselves) and took the kids to the park across the street for sledding.

Getting ready isn't the undertaking it used to be. But the process still reminds me of a scene from the movie, "A Christmas Story" where the mom is bundling up Ralphie's brother to go to school. He is all big and puffy and can't put his arms down. Ralphie describes him as a "tick about to pop." While Megan is also all big and puffy in her snowsuit, she resembles a lavender marshmallow. On a snowy day there is nothing cuter than a toddler in a snowsuit.

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only improper clothing." I've heard a couple of variations of this quote and don't know the original source. But that part doesn't matter. I like the idea.