Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve Cookies

Every Christmas Eve the Cowpokes make Christmas Cookies. This year I made homemade frosting to go on top of the sugar cookies. It was so good. Cowpokette thought so too. But here are some of the pictures from us decorating. Little Cowpoke isn't in any of them because he fell asleep. We tried to wake him up a few times but he was out for the count! Yes, Big Cowpoke is wearing an apron! Belle was really hoping that some of the cookies would fall on the floor for her! Some of the finished products! That last one is my favorite!! The kids had fun. Then they picked their favorite three cookies to leave out for Santa. Then it was off to bed! Well, at least for the kids it was. It was time for the "Elves" to get presents under the tree!! But first, Mr. Cowboy had to give his Belle Dog a hug. Mr. Cowboy then put together a Kitchen Set for Cowpokette. All the reviews on the set said it would take about 2 hours to put together. But not for Mr. Cowboy. It took him all of 45 minutes! He is a super star!! I wrapped and wrapped gifts until 2 am! I was so happy when I was finally finished. There it is, the glowing living room! The Kitchen, stroller, game chair, and monster truck! Those were the big things that the Cowpokes wanted this year! Actually, Little Cowpoke wanted a black monster truck. But this was as close as I could find. He loved it anyway! The stockings were hung!! Mr. Cowboy's stocking is the biggest! Belle and Brodi each had stockings too! And there are all the presents! It looks like a lot, but we don't cut the bottom branches off our tree so the presents don't fin under there. It makes it look like there is a ton of gifts!! We are sneaky!! Well, it was definitely time for bed! Santa came and ate cookies and had left a bundle of gifts for the Cowpokes!

15 comments:

Tj and Mark said...

These are the days of your life. I really miss those times we had with our kids. Your place and traditions are so like ours were. Great memories.

Carroll Farm said...

What great presents! We have a kitchen set that has been passed down from girl to girl and they still LOVE it.
The cookies look delicious. We didn't make any this year, due to the fact that then I would have to eat some of them - and that is bad for dieting!

Happy New YEAR!

The Wife said...

Y'all decorate cookies too! It's our annual tradition.

Looks like a great Christmas. Belle even looked happy!

gtyyup said...

What a beautiful Christmas ya'll had!!! Many blessings to you throughout the New Year!

Sydney said...

Those cookies look good and I now apreceate all the stuff my mom/dad did to keep Christmas secret now that I help my sister with my Nephews.

Dusty Devoe said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! I love sugar cookies! When I was little, I always wanted a kitchen set. She will have so much fun playing with it. Happy New Year!

The Wades said...

Great kitchen! Go hubby for putting that together so quickly. I also love your stocking. You have some really cool ones there. Merry Christmas.

Pony Girl said...

It looks so festive! What fun, decorating cookies. I did that with the kids at school. They love it. I love eating them, LOL!
That is one cool kitchen set. They've come along way since I was a kiddo! :) She will have fun playing in it. The shark monster truck is pretty awesome, too. Happy new year!

Teena said...

WOW!! Love your pics! Looks like a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs!
Teena

Mrs Mom said...

Oh that looks SO fun!!! Those cookies rock- the kids did a great job. (I love your kids..lol)

Glad you guys had such a wonderful Christmas Andrea!

Happy New Year to you guys!! Can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for those wonderful kids of yours!! (And the 4 legged ones too!)

Paula said...

I love everything about it! Love the cookies! Love that Mr. Cowboy helps! Love the glowing living room, the fire place, the stockings!

So glad you had such a Merry Christmas - Now have a great new year!!

Blessings~
P.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

It looks like a wonderful Christmas you all had! I remember those great Christmasses when the kids were little. One particular Christmas Eve, Daddy had to try out the Nintendo (the Legend of Zelda) that Santa was giving to our son--until 3AM!!

Happy Holidays!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

What fun.. and so festive..I bet it was like maajic for the little cowpokes on Christmas morning!

Stephanie said...

Look at all those presents and toys!!! It looks like you have a marvelous Christmas chickee - please have a good and safe New Year's too!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! Those cookies and all the decorating looked like fun. We forgot to leave Santa any cookies this year. He was on a diet at our house. I think he drank a glass of water, though. hehe!

Your living room is gorgeous. And I love those cowboy boot stockings.


~Lisa