My daughters had 2 sweet baby sitters when we moved to the country..but their favorite..was Cara..Cara lived across the street and she was the kind of babysitter you would want your son to come with as his sweetheart.
She was a sweetheart.
Her nana is the one who had knit all those beautiful Barbie clothes for our girls..some items were knit w/ toothpicks..she is long gone..and Cara is a mom herself now.
Sometimes Cara would bring cookies and we eventually started making them:)
I think I have shared them before..but years and years ago..and they are worth repeating here..as I recently made them for bus duty..and Jacques said..keep some here too okay?
Actually they were a bigger hit w/ Jacques:)
We had such beautiful glitter days recently..the trees and gardens sparkled to bits.
Have I mentioned I love winter?
I confess..I do.
I was cleaning up my craft room..to be precise..the day before my birthday..that picture frame is in my craft room..
I made it in 1981..the date is at the back..a fun little ceramics class I took back then..I loved the fun times in that class..everyone was so..copacetic..very much like my art class was many years later.
anyways..the foto of me has been in that frame untouched since then..
as I took it off the craft room bureau..the photo fell out and I saw this at the back ..Belle Chérie.
I never ever get feelings of my mom being here like some are lucky to feel..
but when I saw and read this.
I welled up with tears and still am writing this..it's as if she was wishing me a happy birthday in her own way..from up above.
This would have been in 1955 when I was 1 1/2..
my parents had 2 sons then..and had lost a daughter of 5..before I was born.
She had beautiful handwriting.
She had beautiful everything♥.
I have no handwritten notes from her..very little photos..tangible momentos meant for just me..things are different now..and even
when my girls were little..we kept baby books..etc..which they now have and the books are filled with loving words..
Keep writing to your Littles..give them some tangible things to remember..
Funnily enough this past week I was explaining to Oli in French what calligrams are..and a message is..a note to someone..
So after the little exercise in his book..
I wrote him a note (message)..had him read it..and he tucked it in his pocket..
he then said he wanted to write me a note..
it was on note paper w/ my name at the bottom..Monique..
the Littles sometimes forget our real names..it's nana and grandad and that's it.
Oli wrote this..
Monique te le plu jelio eau mond
Oli is 6..grade 1..he reads so well..his spelling will improve:)
But to me..this spelling is extraordinary♥
That's a great message/note.Write notes to your Littles and Bigs.
The recipe could not be easier..
1/2 cup margarine..Becel for me
1 cup sugar
vanilla of your choice..I used my vanilla sugar
Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy..add egg and vanilla and combine well
add 1 1/2 cup flour that you have added 1/2 tsp baking soda and a pinch of salt
With a spatula now..or wooden spoon ..add 2 cups Rice Krispies,6 ozs of chocolate chips..and 1 cup of raisins.
Drop by tablespoons..flatten just a bit..
Bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven for 12 mins.
Now be forewarned..Oli picked out all the raisins..he loves raisins..just not w/ choco chips in cookies..Max tried to pick out the raisins..ended up eating them leaving a few raisins on the side:)
Lucas ate them all..
It's what you are used to..
No one made spaghetti sauce like my mom..until my daughter made it even better;)