Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Color Cookies

It's been awhile since we've had a rainy day. As good as it felt to open windows and air out the house, I had forgotten how frustrating being kept indoors can be for a young boy! We were lucky to have a few hours in the morning to do our chores, take out the trash and play in the sandbox before the rain started. But once the rain came, the attitude switched from euphoric to down right depressed!
Everyday last week the temps were well into the 100's which made going out almost unbearable. We spent lots of time spraying each other down w/ the garden hose and even more time at the pool! Sunday morning was like a breath of fresh air... literally! It felt like fall! We caught up on some much needed yard work and overhauled the overgrown sandbox. Monday was spent cleaning out our garden shed or "Daddy's Office" as we like to call it and a trip to the park in the afternoon.
After lunch yesterday, I knew I was going to have to get creative and come up w/ something to entertain for a few hours until the rain let up. Jaxon's been asking to make "color cookies" for a few weeks now so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity for us to do just that. For those of you asking yourself, "What in the world are "color cookies"?", allow me to explain. Last year for Jaxon's 3rd birthday we had a Planes, Trains and Automobiles theme. For the goodie bags we sent home w/ our young guests, we made colored sugar cookies or "color cookies"!
I let Jaxon pick our color scheme. My choices were few and far between as you will see, this is what he came up with...

I know we are experiencing cooler weather this week, but it's pretty bad temps in the 80's get your little ones in the mood for Christmas!

1 comment:

Ann said...

Those look great!!! We would love to meet you guys at the park sometime!! Dylan has been down most of the week with a high temp. Though it doesn't slow him down too much but his Mommy is ready for some sleep and a happier little boy!!!