Thursday, December 23, 2010

1st/2nd/3rd skates of the season, and cookies

Sunday we went on our first skate of the season. Andy, Sam, and I did. Otto still needs to practice and decided to help get people geared-up, and keep on his boots.




Then Andy and Sam talked me into going again on Tuesday. Before we left I gave them an early Christmas present from Papa Rex; REAL hockey sticks and pucks.


We had much fun, and went back this afternoon, hockey sticks in-hand again.



Although this looks like about 6 pm in the Southern U.S., these were taken around 4 in the afternoon.


Sam navigating around our make-shift goal of Andy's boots.


We also made some gingerbread cut-out cookies over the last couple days.


Though we rarely make cut-out cookies, I love cookie cutters. When we were in New Orleans this summer, we walked through a store at the River Walk, and I spotted some NOLA-themed cutters. I passed them up, but someone snuck back and purchased them for me. (Thank you, Dad.) So now we have some fleur-de-lis, Hail King Rex crowns, and little Louisianas thrown in the mix. And, of course, I had to buy a maple leaf the first time I saw one up here.

On to the decorating!


After taking a break, because cookie decorating was so exhausting, they ran off, got hot, stripped off the shirts, and came back to finish the last few.

Cookie heaven.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hockey looks like fun! Too bad my ankles are so weak. I love the red chef hat; was the esp. for Sam?
Love u all, Nana xox

Jennifer said...

Our boys would be so jealous to see this - playing hockey on real ice is just something they dream of - love the NOLA cookie cutters - makes me think I need to make some cookies with the kids