Thursday, March 17, 2011

Special Days with Grandma and Grandpa + Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Last week proved to be a busier one than normal.  Hannah’s daycare family were off enjoying a fun week at Disney so my parents stepped in to help with Hannah.  I couldn’t have done it without them and I was so thankful they were able to spend the week with her.  I know she had a great time and loved being with them too!  She woke up Saturday morning and immediately asked for Grandma and Grandpa. 

One of the extras of Mom and Dad watching Hannah was that supper often came with the deal.  Bonus!!  It meant we got home quite late but I will be forever grateful for the help and care Mom and Dad provided once again.  At different times in our lives myself and both of my brothers have been single parents.  Over and over Mom and Dad have helped each of us out and I know all 3 of us are thankful and our children are blessed to have such amazing grandparents who play active roles in their little lives.

This week I’ve made an extra effort to spend our evenings at home, doing things together.  Tues and Wed nights we made sugar cookies to share with her daycare friends as well as my coworkers and Hannah’s grandparents.  I found a couple of great recipes online that we used to make the cookies and the icing.  The cookie dough ended up making 7 dozen cookies and I tripled the icing recipe but could have used 1 more batch to make sure all the cookies were iced.  Everything was simple to do and it was extra fun to make these with my little sweetie.  It’s great that she’s now old enough to do so much around the house and kitchen!

Taking the wrapper off the butter.  Mommy quickly adjusted the Velcro on the hat so that Hannah could see.DSC_7302

My little flour child.DSC_7305

I cut out and baked the cookies after Hannah went to sleep Tuesday night and then we iced them together last night.  Ange suggested I give Hannah one cookie and decorations of her own and she was right, that was all she needed and I was able to do the rest while still spending time together.  As you’ll see by the video at the bottom, it was a good decision just to let her work on her own cookie.  :o)

Helping Mommy colour the icing.  You may notice when I ask her what colour it is she confidently says, ‘Blue!’  Heh….everything is ‘blue’ these days.  We’re working on colours but the concept hasn’t caught on yet.

Here she’s waiting patiently for her cookie to decorate.DSC_7332

Precious, sweet little fingers.DSC_7335

Hannah is one to do everything to the fullest.  Check out the shamrock sprinkles!DSC_7336

Hannah proceeded to eat some of the sprinkles off the cookie but the cookie itself and most of the icing have been left for another day.  Sounds like a good decision.  (LOL….tonight’s diaper was an indication of just how many green things she ate today!)  This is a little gooey grin but adorable none the less!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!



  1. What a great treat and fun activity!

    Keep smilin!

  2. Thank Heavens for granparents who can pick up when needed. Z has been with my mom all day due to another bout of bronchitis!

    You have one very cute sous chef! I just love her cookie decorating skills!! :o)

    I loved reading about her kids party. It looks like such fun!

  3. Those cookies look yummy. I love doing this like that with my nephews. It's so much fun!

  4. Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. So your Hannah is in fact right to a certain degree! She's just too smart!!

    Happy St Patrick's Day!

  5. You might appreciate
    "Prayer for Our Daughters"
    by Mark Jarman

    (just GOOGLE)


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