Yesterday was the Performance of Champions at Galena High School, their major fundraiser where they invite marching bands from all over the area to perform their field shows and compete. And since all the band parents were helping put on this event, I got to have a little party with the kids. What else is there to do besides let them put up the Halloween decorations randomly around the house, and bake cookies? We (or I should say I) decided on gingersnaps because that seemed like a good holiday cookie to make when it was about freezing outside! Plus I had these cool Halloween cookie cutters that cost a whole dollar, and I am totally willing to pay $1 to entertain some 6-year-olds for an hour. Anyway, on to the pictures! Here they are, ingredients at the ready:
That Ashton is such a goofball! (And I'd like to add a side note here that I love our vinyl under-tablecloth- it not only protects the wood underneath from spills, but is also super easy to clean!)
And Ellie taking a turn with the mixer (she sure was concentrating hard not to tip it!):
I meant to take pictures of the kidletts cutting out the shapes (and Auntie Alice helped too!) but my hands were sticky and I forgot. Oh well. But I did get a shot of them herding the finished hot cookies!
And a close up of some of the shapes~
Some of them didn't quite turn out, but you get the idea... Fun stuff! And tasty too. :)