Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

After weeks of anticipation, Mia finally got to decorate her Halloween cookies. I baked a new recipe from Lemonade Makin' Mama that was scrumptious, and we somehow managed not to eat any before decorating them the next day. A Halloween miracle.

While Mia and I were getting geared up for the artistry, Lauren unloaded my kitchen towel drawer. I figured it was as good a way as any to keep her entertained, and was pleased when she found one of my Grandma's aprons at the bottom of the drawer . I've always wanted to be an apron-wearing lady, so I tied it on and voila: I became an apron wearing lady.

Not only was it handy and cute, but it somehow transformed my attitude for the rest of the day. It was like I soaked up some of my Grandma's hard-working energy and put it to good use in my house. If I came across something that needed to be done, instead of putting it off until later, I just grabbed it and took care of business. Something my Grandma would have done. The apron helped me channel her memory and kicked my lazy bones into a more efficient mindset. It was like Grandma was here, laughing at my messes, and helping me clean them up. With joy. Because that's just how she worked.

Mia was a pro at icing her cookies, and an even bigger pro at snatching bites of sprinkles every few seconds.

She poked chocolate chips and dotted icing gel all over her pumpkin - which was roughly the size of her own head - with impressive concentration. This was serious business.

And it was. Seriously FUN business. We also had some hearts and flowers, because what Autumn Festival is complete without those?

Lauren didn't care so much how the cookies looked...

Much like she didn't care what she looked like after sharing one with me.

Boo-tiful, indeed.

Hope you all have a wonderfully happy Halloween!


  1. Hmmm, I think I'm going to have to get myself an apron...

    Your cookies look great, and your girls look especially sweet gobbling them up! Have fun trick-or-treating!

  2. Happy Halloween! And may I say that you look quite fetching in an apron, my dear! :)

  3. An apron! Maybe that's what I need... hmm, do the dishes or take a nap. How do I make that call?

    Cute pictures!

  4. You said it!!

    Boo-tiful indeed!!

    Happy Halloween!!

  5. Looks like the girls really enjoyed themselves! Love the apron too; I don't know if I could pull it off like you :)

  6. Your girls are just darling! Seriously. They are beautiful!

    And I totally feel the same way every time I put on my grandma's apron! You took the words out of my head and just stated them much more clearly and beautifully. I like to pretend that I'm my grandma when she was my age (although I have the use of handy appliances, like a microwave...). You're never to old to pretend, right? :)

  7. I was totally looking at that picture thinking: 'What a cute apron-she would wear a cute apron!' ha ha and then I read it, you are totally an apron wearing lady! I just want to eat up your adorable girls!! Oh and the cookies too, they look DELICIOUS!!

  8. Those look excellent! I'm also an apron wearing lady!

  9. Awww, I love that you were wearing your Grandma's apron! How special... And I've been meaning to make Sasha's cookie recipe. Yummy, huh!?


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