In four months we will be holding our first grandbaby. I can’t remember being more excited about anything. So Mike and I have decided we need a bit of training to prepare for our new role as grandparents. On Monday we had a crash course. Why start with a baby? We jumped right in and had four girls for an afternoon of baking cookies and making candy.
Normally while cookies are either chilling or baking, I use those few precious moments to rest my aching feet and back. But when you have energetic girls in the house, they want entertainment not quiet time. So that’s when ‘Grandpap’ came to the rescue. Mike took the girls to our screened porch and they had an English tea party. They practiced a dialogue complete with the proper accent and pinkies lifted high. I was the guest of honor for their presentation. Notice in the following pictures Mike even added a cravat to his shirt. As you enjoy the pictures, imagine the following script:
Mike: “It’s frightful weather today”
Savannah: “The weather is ghastly, just ghastly.”
Madison: “It was quite the storm last night.”
Savannah: “Yes indeed, it ruined my daisies.”
Sydney: “Dreadful weather, what?”
Meghan: “Quite. Very quite.”
Meghan 4; Mike; Savannah 9; Madison 6; Sydney 7
We ended the day by presenting their goodies at our Church’s Culinary School. Yes, we are meeting monthly and having guest instructors share their talents. This month we featured a Baking Class. Three ladies taught their specialities: perfect pie crust, potato candy, and Italian pizzelles. All the attendees brought their favorite Christmas goodies with the recipe to share. I was a proud ‘Gramma’ as my girls spoke about how they made their treats: peanut butter blossoms, peanut butter balls, and mint oreo truffles.
I’ll share recipes if you ask.