Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cookies at JuJu's.

I'll start by saying, I have absolutely no idea what is going on in these pictures. Well, I mean, besides the obvious. It appears that there are chickens being fed here. But, KK was keeping the girls this weekend and she dutifully took pictures of all there activities like I asked her to. And this was on my camera when I returned. I went to watch the LSU tigers whip up on some Auburn tigers!

Anyhoo. There is also an extra kid in some of these pics, and I have no idea who she is either.

Now these, well, these make more sense to me!! There are cookie cutters, Judy, an apron, maybe a soap opera on TV?!

Yeah, ok. This I understand!! Gabbi Girl and the big girls were at Judy's (Aunt JuJu's) to make homemade cookies. WOW!! Something brand NEW to my girls!

Looks like she has a BIG OL BOX of cookie decorating goods.Ellie has shown a little interest lately in helping her daddy cook. In fact, just tonight, after daddy cooked chili and grilled chicken for supper, ellie announced she'd be making herself a salad! And as we sat in one room, assuming she was bluffing, we could hear her in the other room banging and clanging in the kitchen. Then... in the pantry. Todd looked at me and said, "bacon bits!". We were amazed at her tenacity to make that salad. But, I digress!! Soooo... back to cookies.

My girls feel that any time they get to hang out with Madi is a good time!

I love it that JuJu has the girls so actively involved!! I think there are some icing stirring, sprinkle sampling, and hmmm... not sure what that is that Gabbi's doing.

So, let's discuss the connection. Judy is Judy Cousans. Her husband is Eric Cousans. Their girls are Julieann (from the beach this year with us and Mary Allison) and Courtney, affectionately known as our CoCo. Also from the beach this year with KK. Ok, so, Eric is Julie's brother. Julie is KK's mama, making Courtney and KK first cousins. Comprende'!? Also, Judy was Pam's best friend. As in Mary Allison's mama. So, as you can see, there are all kinds of interrelated connections. And we are the lucky ones who have surrogate parents/ aunts/ cousins/ to our girls!! I LOVE that so many people LOVE my babies!!

Although sometimes I just don't get it!! Juuussssst kidding!!

If I had to bet, I'd say this was probably their favorite part!

So, Judy, if you are still reading my blog, thank you so much for inviting my babies over for a really fun-filled day of an activity which they will never see in their own house. Hopefully, we can do it again for Christmas, and I will come over and participate too! Or maybe I can bring the crafts!! We can make it a whole day!

And by the way, when I got home, I had a cookie or two, and they were delicious, mind you.

And thanks to KK, too, for taking so many pictures of the days I was gone. You KNOW I love that. I am also grateful for a sitter who makes sure my girls are DOING, not just sitting around the house. KK makes their days away from mom and dad full and exciting.

We are blessed.



Amy K said...

Love that picture of Gabbi with her head on her arm - precious! And, the one of Ellie making that silly face.
What a fun mini-vacation of sorts!

Bj said...

Blessed you are indeed!! I so believe the wise saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Thanks for sharing with us Mo....huggers, BJ

Zhohn said...

So cute! Miss Ellie needs is some independent, I bet her salad turned out great!
Happy Wednesday!

Becky said...

Looks fun! The cookies look delicious! I hate baking....(just sayin') so my babies miss out too!
Have a great Wednesday!

snekcip said...

Oh we have that BARRAGE of cookie cutters! Yep, I HUGE unopened container with ALL kinds of shapes! I was giddy beyond words!!!

We are making PUMPKIN shaped cookies this wknd!! I just love making cookies w/my girl and the grands!! Also, love the idea of "painting on the frosting" that's a new twist!!!

Great way to capture special moments!!

Good job girls!!! I bet your cookies were DELISH!!

Joan said...

That funny picture of Ellie...she looks like you, I swear! So funny!

I love your blog, Mel. It is one of the first things I look at every morning when I get to work. It starts my day off right! You always have a positive attitude.

Love Joan

Renee said...

Those cookies look yummy and no doubt the girls had a blast making them. Try it one day Mo! No doubt you can do it.