we had a very Norman Rockwell-esque Tuesday, Lexi and I baked cookies all day and when Matt came home we decorated our tree. Funny how Norman never painted the mess that surrounds the family activities, flour covered babies and tinsel and ornaments strewn about the house. I have a feeling that our well balanced decorating is going to be bare from the bottom 2 1/2 feet. Alexis has already started pulling all the ornaments off the bottom. She loved "helping" with the cookies so much I mixed some flour milk and and sugar in a mixing bowl of her own so she could make Lexi Cookies (my intentions may have been a little more selfish than that... after 4 hours of cookie baking little fingers get in the way a lot more than they help) after an extensive cleaning session almost all the flour and sugar and pumpkin puree is gone, almost. It was a fun day though, and Lexi loves her cookies!