January Days

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Pipecleaner Valentine’s garland on the kitchen chandelier.

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I got a barrel of 100 cookie cutters for $9 at Bed Bath & Beyond. I thought Jude would get a kick out of them when we play with PlayDoh, but I also wanted a variety of shapes for when I make cookies.

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Somebody who shall remain nameless (ahem) likes to eat PlayDoh. And crayons, too.

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That’s what a barrel of 100 plastic cookie cutters looks like.

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That night, we hopped into “the Big Bed” and called Grandma Jo before bedtime. Jude loves to call Grandma Jo.

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Jude likes it even more when Mom wears his hats.

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Then, the next day, I started working on some cookies to take to the neighbor who recently fell and broke her hip. I used Martha Stewart’s recipe for chocolate shape cutout cookies.

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Jude helped.  Can’t you tell?

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Ok, these were supposed to be heart-shaped. I was really frustrated -I followed Martha’s instructions to the letter, and then still didn’t turn out exactly as I had hoped.

funny grumpy face

Hilarious face.

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Then we made a bunch of star-shaped ones for Jude. These are the ones he helped with. Including the big blob shape on the other side of the cookie sheet.

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Then, because it’s hard for me to get a shot of me and Jude together, I set the timer. And the one above, and the one below are what I got.

like mother, like son. we look crazy.

This is a terrible picture of the both of us, but Simon laughed so hard when he saw it. “You two look just alike! Hahahaha!!”

I’m so grateful, more than anything, that I have the energy to be doing fun stuff with my Red.

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6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Shannon said,

    I have a theory that Martha leaves out an ingredient, step or something. . . my recipes never turn out like hers!!

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    Shannon, I agree with that theory!

    Sent from my iPhone

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    Keri said,

    You look amazing in Jude’s hat!! hahahaha!!! I laughed out loud!

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    Well, thank you! 😉 I can’t believe it actually fit on my head!

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    Hannah Garber said,

    Hi Rachel,
    I just was turned on to your blog by Pascha (remember us?). And can I just say you and your family are too cute! You look fabulous! I will have to explore your blog more…I’m not much of a blogger :/
    Good to see you!

  6. 6

    Hannah, of course I remember you! It’s good to hear from you. Thank you for all your sweet words! 🙂
    xoxo, Rachel


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