Monday, December 10, 2012

Memaw would be proud

Every time we go to our favorite bakery, my kids eat enough free samples of the cheese straws that it could have just been their meal.  They love them and I grew up eating them around Christmas time because my grandmother always made them.  It was a tradition for her and my grandfather to get together with some of their friends and make tons and tons of batches.  I am not a baker, but I love traditions so I got a wild hair idea to get my grandmother's recipe from my mom and give it a try.  I borrowed a cookie press from my amazing baker friend, Christy, and gave it a whirl today.  They were really quite easy to make and a fun activity for the girls to help me with.  They are not as good as McEntyre's, but still pretty tasty and I think my Memaw would be proud.

The earlier part of our day consisted of Hudson and I running around to finish up last minute Christmas errands and then after we picked up Harper from school we ran to the post office before getting Handley. I knew it would be busy and I knew there would be a long line, but since I didn't get there on Friday, I had to get some stuff sent out today.  Well after standing in line for close to 45 minutes and trying to keep a wiggly and tired toddler from having a complete meltdown, I can say with certainty I will not be visiting the post office again until after Christmas.  Harper was an angel and tried her best to help me entertain Hudson, but he wanted nothing to do with any of us.  Thankfully it was a rainy day and he had fun playing with Harper's umbrella for the majority of the time.  By the time we finally got to the front of the line, we were helped by a friendly guy who looked just like Santa, so that made it all worth it.  We were a few minutes late to pick up Handley (a first for me), but there was no way I was going to leave that line after standing in it for so long and I knew her teachers would understand.

Tonight after dinner I had the girls write their notes to Santa since we are going to be visiting him later this week.  They took this task very seriously and rushed through dinner so they could start on their letters.

Handley wrote the first part of her note by herself using inventive spelling while I was helping Harper.  

1 comment:

Julie, the mama said...

So, so, so glad you took a picture of those darling notes to Santa. They are adorable now, and are sure to be absolute treasures as the years go by.

I hear you on the post office. Just reading about that line made my chest tighten.