Before Haley and Kara arrived, Ryan helped Charlie make some play-dough. Ryan then had to leave the kitchen after witnessing Charlie "stir" the flour. Sometimes its best when Ryan just doesn't see such things.
We had a table set up for Charlie and Haley to use the play-dough and some cookie cutters. It was their own version of baking.
Roxie caught in the act!
Luckily, Karl was on hand to help with the kids - and they both took a two hour nap, so some baking did occur that day. Carmel corn, hot chocolate-on-a-stick, homemade marshmallows, chocolate fudge and some sugar cookies.
I saw an article online for these "Melted Snowman" sugar cookies. Ours didn't turn out quite like the photos (do they ever??). In my family, I may be known for my baking, but not for my decorating skills. Charlie and Haley need to get old enough to help in this department - then the cookies can look terrible and no one minds.