This is part of the batch of photos I uploaded but never got around to posting before Christmas.
One of the things we love to do between Thanksgiving and Christmas is bake.
No big news there. Doesn't everyone? In addition to baking for the neighbors, friends and our church family there are always fresh cookies waiting by the door for the post man, UPS guys, and anyone who finds themselves on our porch.
The kids will about trip over each other racing for the door when they see a vehicle heading into our driveway.
Carmella is a fun helper in the kitchen. She more mashes her dough than rolls balls but she is a pro at lining them up on the tray.
But her favorite job of all was helping to ice the gingerbread men. She slathered that icing on as if it was an Olympic event.
And she wasn't too shy with the blue paint, either.
I love working in the kitchen with the youngers... and the not so little ones, too.