One of the things I promised myself when Loni was pregnant with Brooklyn was that I would try and be at as many of Brooklyn's school/church events as possible. Tuesday night it was time to put my money where my mouth is...so to speak. Brooklyn's new daycare had an open house and I went with the kids so that I could see. There was a table with cookies and punch set up in a room that is ordinarily for older kids, so as you can see above Brooklyn was all eyes as she stood there holding her cookie.
We visited the room that Brooklyn will go into next and I showed her the oatmeal table. Took her a minute, but then she thought this was a lot of fun! And especially fun was filling a measuring spoon with oatmeal and watching it pour over Grandma's hand. I would've never remembered playing with oatmeal, but now that I saw it at the daycare I remember having one of these in the room when I taught Sunday School to 2 year olds and they loved it.
When I got home my golden retriever Joe was all happy and ready to play. I don't think I mentioned this on the blog yet, but the biopsy came back benign, so all clear. Plus I really think the new hypothyroidism pills are working wonders for him. Praise be!
One last thought - I realized today that I haven't even picked up my knitting needles this week and that rather startled me since I enjoy it so much. But you know how we all get busy sometimes and really it's all good. I've been doing other hobbies, one of which is shown above. Keith shook his head at me when I mentioned that making cupcakes is a hobby, but yes I think it is.
One of the girls I work with asked me at the beginning of the week how much I'd charge to make cupcakes for her work team since 4 of them had birthdays in a 2.5 week period. I told her I'd do it for free since I loved them and she told me that they wanted chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing. So that's what I did last night and had a really nice time. Of course, sometimes things don't go as easy as you might think they should. For instance when I got to the "add sour cream" portion of the recipe and opened the lid of the sour cream I discovered that it was a solid, yucky green color. After a hyperspeed emergency trip to the store we were back on track and they came out lovely. In fact, a friend called as I was flying out the door to get the sour cream and I told her "I can't talk now, I'm having a cupcake emergency...I'll call you back!"