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12.18.2010

Sunday Snapshot {"Aww sugar sugar"}

as if a sugar cookie could make him any sweeter ~ Daniel decorated cookies at his foster home preschool on Thursday

[...How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.] ~ Romans 10:15.

Granted in this case the feet are those of our postman and the blog writer for Daniel's foster home.  I don't know either personally, but today I'm extra thankful for both!  The postman because he brought us an envelope from immigration.  Finally we have fingerprint appointments ~ next Thursday!  And from what I hear, currently approvals are coming pretty quickly after the fingerprints.  We may even try to walk in on Monday or Tuesday ~ depends on when friends are available to watch the kiddos. 

And the blog writer?  Well, I think it is pretty obvious...
(Okay, technically a picture isn't really "news," but it does serve as 'visual news' that our sweet boy is happy and healthy ~ good enough for me!)

The timing of his photo was PERFECT!  Just in time to be printed out so we could think about him (as if we really needed a reminder) while we had the first annual M family cookie bake-a-thon today.

Take 3 eager helpers.

thanks again for our aprons mel!
Then measure...

Q learns how to level off the flour

...mix...

hard to believe that just last year the sound of the mixer brought her to tears

...pour...

getting experience with the phrase, 'slow as molasses'

...smash...


perfect that Caleb selected the candy cane snowball cookies ~ he LOVED smashing candy canes into smithereens!
...scoop...

carefully getting 'just the right amount'
...and then sprinkle.

he may be impulsive, but he was meticulous with the sprinkles
Before you know it you will have four types of cookies and some very carefully decorated chocolate dipped, sprinkle coated pretzel rods.  We made a huge mess, but it sure was fun!

And if you look carefully, you'll see that Daniel was supervising all the while...

We pray this last week before Christmas is full of sweetness for you and yours!

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Ni Hao Y'all

14 comments:

Laine said...

Okay that is the sweetest thing EVER! Daniels picture in the background? TEARS!
You are the best family EVER!

Leticia said...

SO excited you got your fingerprint appointment! One more HUGE step in the process. :)

Tina Michelle said...

What sweet pics!

Melissa said...

Ok, I didn't even need to read down to see Daniel over Caleb's shoulder:) what a fun day you had!!! And so happy you finally got your fingerprint appts!!! We had ours done on the 6th and we are "patiently" waiting for approval :). Love those aprons and what a 'sweet' family day!!!

Daisy Dreams said...

Yep! That last picture brought tears to my eyes too! Precious photos...and looks like everyone had fun!

Walking to China said...

Very sweet indeed!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the encouraging comment.

Heather said...

They are just the cutest kids! I absolutely love the picture of Daniel. I'd be squishing those cheeks for sure! He is soooooo cute!!! I'm so excited for you guys!

prechrswife said...

Great pictures, but that last one...just priceless!

Nancy said...

Love the family aprons! What a fun day. Before you know it, you'll be doing this bake-a-thon next year with all 4 kids!

Crickett said...

Kristi, I can watch the kids Monday or Tuesday if its going to get him home any faster...

Grandma Shultz said...

Why am I sitting here crying?! Too precious. Daniel watching and my precious grandchildren and parents making yummy cookies. Looks like you kids did a great job. Bring some to Grandma's so I can taste them!

Sharon said...

That little honey is sweeter than ANY cookies..Looks like a fun time baking!!!

Thanks so much for praying for Hudson, I KNOW that you do, LOVE my bloggy friends who I know I can always count on!

Love, sharon

Our Journey said...

What a Doll!!! He's just got the sweetest face! We LOVE making cookies in our house, I can only imagine how much fun it must be in yours. By the way - the aprons are too cute!

Traci said...

Too cute! love the picture of Caleb smashing the candy canes! So appropriate for him!