For several years we have done a Sister Baking Day. All of us Vincent girls (post and present) gather our ingredients and bake Ginger Snaps and Spice Cherry Bells. The first year this went great cause there were only two little girls involved and they were, well, little. The second year felt a little Anne-of-green-gable-ish as recipes got mixed up and the wrong amount of flour or salt or something got added into the cookies. Year 3 saw more kids but the cooking saw lest added ins.
Year four! Joy had everyone one over for a fun day of Christmas Tree Cupcakes, and a Gingerbread train. We didn’t really get to the Spiced Cherry Bells or the Gingersnaps, but we had so much fun decorating these goodies with lots of growing bakers. Also, Mom/Grammie gifted everyone with family copies of Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree. One of my favorite Christmas stories.
Highlights included Ellie getting into the frosting every time Joy turned her back, Jude eating a whole spoonful of flour, stealing salami right out of Jason’s grasp, reading two of Julie’s stories, Imogene’s adorable politeness–nothing is said without the proper please and thank yours–Rook’s giggles and pointing, Remi smiles, Bruce and Ellie telling the interrupting Cow joke over and over.
A good time was had by all!