Thursday, June 27, 2013

Courtney's Having Twins

 One Girl + One Boy = The Perfect Pair
Diamond Earrings, Aces & High Heeled Shoes. . .
The best things in life come in two's. 
 
A fun cookie to make for a baby shower!
This cookie was larger than the ones that I usually make but they looked very nice in the bags with a sheer green ribbon.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Elliot's Amazing Adventure

The first time I made cookies for baby Elliot he was in the NICU at the hospital.  He arrived 3 months early, long before the planned date for his baby shower. 















Since then I have moved out of my cookie comfort zone to make character cookies for the amazing theme parties his Mom has planned for him. Creating stencils has been useful for these designs.


 The theme for Elliot's 3rd birthday party was a "Jungle Adventure."  It seems that Elliot's life has been an amazing adventure. . . arriving 3 months premature, living in the NICU for 2 months and growing into a healthy, happy toddler.










From the time he was very, very little he has enjoyed spending time with family. . .



 wearing costumes
. . .







reading books, playing various musical instruments and traveling . . .





His latest passion is hockey!  I've even heard him singing himself to sleep with "Chelsea Dagger," the song that is played after the Chicago Blackhawks score a goal.  
Uncle Billy's gift of a personalized jersey was a big hit. 






Although horses were not part of the planned "Jungle Adventure" birthday party, a neighbor who is a Chicago Mounted Police Officer, kindly
offered to bring the horse over for the kids to pet.  At first Elliot was afraid to get close to the horse, but cousin John convinced him to pet the animal.






It has been a blessing to watch my great-nephew grow into a healthy, happy little boy.


Love and Hugs
to 
my little buddy!







Tuesday, June 4, 2013

There's a Mouse in the House

As the school year draws to a close, the Preschool classroom pets need a new home.  Leann and Christopher were the only children who had parental permission to enter the drawing to take one of the mice home.  


 Leann lost, but Christopher gave the mouse to her and said, "I know how much you want it and I already have lots of pets at home."  Such a generous gesture from a 5 year old, I'm sure that Leann will always remember this special boy.

 Leann is thrilled to have Whiskers as a member of the family.

Leann invited me to join her at Preschool on a day when "special treats" were allowed.  We celebrated the end of the school year with Mice cookies totally inspired by SSB .



Leann with Grandma Rita, Mary Grace and Whiskers

Monday, June 3, 2013

Cookies for Mya and Tara


 I promised two special little girls that I would make cookies for them.  I wasn't sure what designs I wanted to make, but as I was walking through my local craft store I found my inspiration in a photo box that will double as a gift box for the cookies.




Since I didn't have a Mermaid cutter, I used the girl cutter from Karen's Cookies and hand cut a tail.  The arms did not turn out the way I had planned them, but I know that Mya and Tara will like them anyway.  That's the great thing about making cookies for kids, they don't critique the designs, they just like to eat them.











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