Friday, December 21, 2007

The Holiday Rush

The snow is falling
Big, cottony flakes glide down
Covering the ground
Children are singing
And ringing their jingle bells
Their smiles shine so bright
Cookies are baking
The air is so warm and sweet
Can't wait for a bite
Only four days left
Christmas time is here again
The best time of year
This morning while Joey was at school singing Christmas songs and making Gingerbread houses Tommy, Ben, and I had a little fun of our own. We put on some Christmas music and made chocolate chip cookies. Tommy kept saying that they were for Santa, but I think we all know that there is NO WAY there will be any of these cookies left by Christmas Eve.
My little baker.
It is so hard to wait for those doggone cookies!
After the cookies were done we had to sample a few and then rush off to watch Joey in his Christmas program. It was Joey's first Christmas program and he was uncharacteristically shy. Usually he is the loudest singer, the most animated, and the smiliest boy in the room. Maybe it was the pound of frosting, 1000 gumdrops, and 200 Twislers he ate while making his gingerbread house. Either way, it was fun to watch.
Look at the hands in the pockets. hehe
He DID like ringing the jingle bells.
The masterpiece.
Tommy is SOOO ready for school. We had to pry him out of the chair.
This weekend will be full of errands to run, presents to wrap (at the last minute again, I'm sure), and visits with friends. It will be fun, hectic, crazy, exciting, and too much. And it will all go by too fast.


Maddy said...

What a fabulous time and what a good sharer you are.
Best wishes

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Brittany said...

Aw! I can't wait until my boys are old enough for all of that!! :)

Family Adventure said...

How lovely! That gingerbread house is a work of art, and making cookies never looked so...cute!

Have a wonderful weekend, full of anticipation and fun!

Heidi :)

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I love Tommy in front of the oven. It's like he's the kid waiting for the Gingerbread Boy. How sweet is Ben just sitting there & taking it all in!! And, Joey with hands in pockets is Adorable!!

Sandy C. said...

Tommy is just too cute! The one pic in front of the oven just melts my heart :)

Looks like he really is ready for school....*sigh* time really does fly..

suchsimplepleasures said...

cute pics...great haiku!
happy and healthy holiday, to you and yours!

wright said...

Great haiku! I remember how much fun I had baking with my mom when I was little! Such a great tradition to share.


Dawn said...

The photo of your little guy waiting in front of the oven for the cookies is so precious. I'm so glad I found your blog (through Kellan) it's wonderful. Merry Christmas.

painted maypole said...

look at those big eyes!!

and take it from a preschool music teacher - they ALL love the instruments. :)

Kellan said...

Great Haiku, Kathryn - and I just loved all the adorable pictures of the cookie making and school pics. Hope you all have a great weekend. Kellan

Sandy Carlson said...

Just stopping by for another visit. The haiku is delightful, as are the images and narrative. Your family is full of talent!

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