When you're in first grade at my daughter's school and you have a birthday, especially if it falls over Christmas break, you get to bring cookies, cupcakes, or a pig on a spit in to share with the class.
Olivia's birthday doesn't seem to end.
Apparently, we had not done all the celebrating possible so I promised to make sugar cookies. I felt like Martha Stewart making these and I have to say, I was VERY proud of the outcome. I am not Martha Stewarty at all and have decided I will be the kind of mom who makes all the other moms feel great about themselves.
"I'm so sorry I forgot little Johnny's shoes today for Bible Study."
"Oh, don't worry, the Hill's never have shoes on."
Yes, I'm a giver.
Today, however, I stepped out of my comfort zone and decorated some pretty little cookies.
I even made blue frosting for the boys.
The fact that I photographed them should tell you how rare it truly is.
One step forward.
About halfway through the day, I get this email from my daughter's teacher.
...Olivia really needs a coat at school. We do have them run around outside some if it is not raining and she is freezing...She stands at the window huddled up like a sad puppy...
It was 33 degrees outside. Um, did you see the cookies?
Two steps back.
Ok, let's look on the bright side. Our official pictures from the White House came back today. There's a great one of the entire family with the President and First Lady.
My eyes are closed.