Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine's Cookie Bake

Valentine's Day dawned bright and exciting at the Rager house. Lylli and Layla had a primary activity. Layla's first primary activity! She had a great time. Also, Shane was just called to be a primary worker for the 11-12 year olds. They happen to all be boys. He's pretty excited about that!
But back to V.D. This is how Seryn woke up. One eye, nearly swollen shut. It was actually kind of funny. It didn't slow her down much, so she was making normal faces which were even funnier because of her swollen eye!!!
After the girl's activity, they went over to Grandma and Grandpa's for a Valentine's Day cookie bake. Now, a couple rules here. The dough has to be pink, the frosting has to be pink, there has to be lots of candy and sprinkles, and Mom and Grandma like the red hot cookies! Oh, and if we do this at Grandma's house, she has enough rolling pins for everyone to have their own! Lots of fun!

Even Seryn got her own little peice of dough! Although, she found it more amusing to mush it to the table.

Then comes the decorating! And actually, if you look closely, you can see the back wall where the projector is showing us the Gibbs. My dad thought it would be lots of fun to do a cookie bake with the Gibbs too. However, they are in Idaho. So, problem solved. For Christmas we all got web cams, so we skyped them and they made cookies in Idaho and we did them here and we all had a good time!

Seryn loved decorating them. Of course, she mostly decorated to eat. But she had a great time!

Layla thought it would be fun to cut a heart hole inside a heart before she baked it. So she baked this cookie, decorated it, showed it to her cousin, Carson, and then ate it!
And Lylli always takes things very seriously.

So, Grandpa decided to "...turn that frown upside-down and smile that frown away."

The other part of the Rager Valentine's Day tradition is the candlelight dinner. Since we were at my parent's they joined us this year. We have to have all the fancy stuff. We have candles and bubbly drinks, and we have steak and potatoes. Lylli asked me about this for a good week before the blessed day arrived. Evidently, she really enjoys this! All in all, we had a pretty good day. Thanks Mom and Dad for letting us invade your house. The girls had fun!


Dean Lorimer said...

Well, I feel slightly left out for not being invited to the cookie bake via Skype! Just kidding, but it looks like everyone had a great time!

Jason and Amanda said...

That looks like lots of fun. I need to start more fun traditions like that.

The Martinez Fam said...

How fun!! It looks like the girls had a great time making cookies!! My girls love to make them. When we made them this year, Mireya would frost the cookie, lick the frosing off, then frost it again. It was a pretty disgustingly hammered cookie by the time she was done with it!!:)