Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Cookies

Greetings to all, it's me, Maggie.  Cam and I have been showing you a lot of our decorations lately, but we've also been very helpful with the Christmas baking spree!  Or at least we've tried to be.  There seems to be a pattern to the whole thing, so I thought I'd address that today.

It starts out with a long walk, like the one we took this morning...

Up the hill on the big street, and cross at the light:

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"Let's go, let's go, let's go, everybody!""
Hurry, Mom, the light's changing!"

Not only is there no time to dilly-dally when crossing that street, there isn't time to grab your sister by the neck and do the "shake-y-shake-shake".  You know ... in case you were wondering about that. Ahem.

After we hustled Mom across the street, we struck a pose for her at the Grand Mère Village sign:

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"Hey, Mom.  Too bad you didn't bring our Santa hats, huh?"
"You ... don't have those things tucked in a pocket or anything, do you?"
"We can always come back later with the hats..."

We decided we should hurry along.

We looped behind Fire House 5:

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Through the woods:

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Past the Great Wall of Kansas:

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Then enjoyed the sights, sounds, and smells at the Kansas Ocean:

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"Check out that wake!"
"It's those two Redhead Ducks we saw yesterday!"
"Why didn't I bring the camera?!?"

Mom's comment was one of those "rhetorical questions".  She knows full well if she had lugged her 87-million pound camera with us, the ducks wouldn't have been there.  Moving right along ...

It was a nice, long walk, with plenty of excitement, so that, like all the other baking days, by the time Mom gets around to doing things like this:

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Mom's cut-out cookies!

All we are interested in doing is this:

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"Mom?  Can you handle this without me?"
"Just lay your head down, Little One.  Mom'll be fine."

Honestly.  It's ... it's almost like Mom plans it this way!

I'm not sure what's on tap for today, but I hope Mom doesn't need to much help.  I feel a nap coming on!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

14 comments:

  1. This is napping season! That was quite an interesting walkie!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. Those cookies are beautiful...you looked like you had a red bow in your hair!
    stella rose

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  3. Those Moms always seem to have a method to their madness. But we bet the smell of those cookies baking got your attention:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  4. YOUR MOM HAD A PLAN ...WEAR OUR THE PUPS THEN THEY WILL SLEEP RATHER THAN OFFER TO HELP....BUT I REALLY DON'T THINK YOUR MOM NEEDED YOUR HELP THOSE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COOKIES I'VE SEEN. MY MOM IS NOT MUCH OF A BAKER...BUT SHE CAN BAKE THE BEST CORN BREAD ON THIS SIDE OF THE COUNTRY...AND I LOVE IT TOO
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFFF

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  5. Your momma's cookies are just beeYOUtiful! I want a taste! Maybe tomorrow you'll be feeling energetic enough to help more.

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  6. Omg that snuggle picture is so cute. Frame that one!

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  7. OMD OMD your mom made Snow Freak Egg Cookies???? Hope our mom doesn't get any crazy notions like THAT... We have Enough trouble with OUT having COOKIES that are ....

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  8. Lovely walkies butt, are you sure Mom is safe wivout snoopervision? Okay, butt she'll need taste testers won't she???
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. What a great walk.

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  10. I have very serious concerns about your mum's tactics here. It's like she WANTS you to be tired!

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  11. Those mom's can be sneaky like that. Those are some of the prettiest cookies we have ever seen and we bet they taste good too.

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  12. for a minute there, we thought you pups were going to end up at Grandmother's house...
    we're sure you mom appreciates you help in, um, not helping. we hope your mom baked the two of you Christmas cookies? what with all your hard work, you deserve them...and that nap :) oh, don't forget to hide the Sandy Paws hats!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie

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  13. What a grand walkie....and what wonderful looking cookies!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  14. Your cookies look so yummy and they're so pretty! We just love that last photo♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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