Wednesday, December 17, 2008

You Can't Catch Me

I'm the gingerbread man! I made some gingerbread cookies this afternoon and we sat down as a family after dinner and decorated them. It was messy but lots of fun...we laughed a lot.


Getting started and working hard.

Noah decided on the spice drops for his first gingerbread man.

Look at those rosy red, wind burned, cheeks and split open chin. A bag of icing makes everything better.

Give Joel artistic freedom and look what happens...

Not sure if I was liking this one so...

I bit it's head off and it was yummy!

Still hard at work and about this time I am realizing that there are sprinkles everywhere!

The masterpieces...

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

These look great. The kids and I have been baking sugar cookies and it's so fun adding all the sprinkles and extras.

Stacey

Janet said...

SO MUCH FUN!! I wanna come play tooooo! Your gingerbread men looked so good! I WANT SOME!! ; )

Janet said...

ok wait...is that a skeleton!!?
Joel, you are a sick man...BUT FUNNY...VERY FUNNY!! I like the one wearing a skirt & one looks like its wearing a diaper. THANKS FOR SHARING!

Johnson Family said...

Yes it is a skeleton! I thought it was a brilliant idea. We were having a lot of fun and came up with some pretty crazy ideas. I made the frosting a bit loose so the boys could pipe it easily so some of our ideas didn't work out as planned but that didn't stop us from being crazy. Can you find the one with chest hair? The gingerbread recipe was a new one for me and it turned out great! It's tasty and depending on how long you cook it you can have soft chewy cookies or hard crunchy pieces which are perfect for building gingerbread houses.

Anonymous said...

Can I have the Superman one with the big S on his chest? Can I? Please, can I?

Love it, great job one and all.

GrandBob

Shana said...

I love the skeleton! Can I have the recipe?

Elite Stitches said...

Great job you guys! They all look so yummy...is the one in the upper right corner with the green boots Mr. Bill?? Looks like he's saying 'Oh, No!!'

Suz... said...

these are awesome, Tiff! I love that you decorated them as a family--I'll have to get Brian involved in some of those Christmas activities, too!

Johnson Family said...

Um Bob, yes you can have the SuperGingerMan if you don't mind that a certain 3 year old licked all of the red sprinkles off of the symbol then put it back onto the tray!?!
I'm not sure if Mr. Bill was the intent of that cookie but I said the same thing! So Mr. Bill it is!

Anonymous said...

what's up with the middle cookie in the second row from the top? i hope there isn't children viewing this site.

Johnson Family said...

He is a very excited anatomically correct gingerbread man! It is what it is, we are very accepting of his nudist lifestyle. =)

Queen of Qwerk said...

That looks like a YUUUMMMMY and fun evening. Don't let those squirels see Ollie's apple red cheeks. I miss the boys a lot!