Hello, friends. I haven’t been here for a few days, and I can’t stay long now. ‘Tis the season for many wonderful things, but also for colds, and my baby’s had a doozy. We’ve spent many hours in recent days (and nights) snuggling and rocking, a rare treat at this age when she’s usually so on the go. And when one sister is cuddling in my lap, the others usually like to come and pile in too. So we’ve been cozy. And I’ve had my lap (and hands) full. There’s no better gift, really. I hope you’re enjoying this month, and whatever light-filled holiday it brings to your family. If you have room for one more cookie in your jar, I recommend these sugar cookies. The recipe was passed down to me through a good friend’s family as “A Child’s Cookie,” and indeed the dough is just sturdy enough for little people to enjoy working with on their own.