Jackson and I had a cookie date the last two afternoons. Yesterday I picked him up from school early, and we went home to bake cookies. He helped spread the flour and sugar on the counter, roll out the dough, and cut out the shapes.
Then today I picked him up right after nap time, and we spent the afternoon decorating! It was a messy process, but it was lots of fun! We made red, green, and white icing together. Jackson poured in the milk, added the food coloring, and helped stir. When it was time to decorate, he preferred drizzling the icing as opposed to spreading it. He also preferred dumping the sprinkles over gently shaking them, so I quickly learned to pour a little in his hand and let him dump from there. He was very proud of his work, and I was too!
Jackson loves singing Christmas carols. Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa Clause is Coming to Town are sung regularly, which means every snowman cookie was Frosty. He loved making a smiley face and buttons for him. Jackson even tried to make a Rudolph out of a candy cane cookie by giving it a red nose! Here is a picture of the finished cookies. Jackson contributed to each and everyone!