Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bitter Sweet

While starting at the new school was exciting it also meant we had to say goodbye to our beloved friends and teachers at our former daycare. We have been at the centre for more than five years and they watched us grow into a family of five. All of the teachers have directly or indirectly had a role in caring for our children so we wanted to give a little something to everyone to say thank you. This is what we came up with....a little bit little and a little bit big helped with all of the measuring for the cookies.....

homebaked chocolate chip cookies and hand lotion
closeup of thank you card
closeup of card tucked into cookie box

For the two SK teachers and the Sr. Preschool teacher we also handpainted pottery. I took biggest boy and a little bit little and a little bit big to Bisque it (a local paint your own pottery store) and had them use their finger and thumb prints to create a garden scene on a flower pot. We wrote, Teacher's name, thank you for helping me grow on the pot brim and the kids also added their own signature. I think they turned out pretty well, what do you think?

We will miss you Barbara, Mary and Patricia! Hope you like your pots! 

Also, my good friend and paper by paperdolls business partner's son really likes my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, so we made a batch for him and another little boy who shares the same name as biggest boy and delivered them the night before school started. Everyone loves these cookies so I will share the recipe with you.....

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar 
1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup shorteneing
2 eggs
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt
Hershey's chocolate chips (we always put in lots!)

Beat sugar, butter and shortening until well mixed, stir in eggs and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients, mix well. Drop from a heaping tablespoon onto baking sheets. Bake at 375F for 10-12 mins or until golden brown. Makes approx. 2 dozen cookies.
1. Use a small ice cream scoop to drop the cookies onto the baking sheets, this ensures they are all the same size and cook evenly.

2. I always use a silpat mat.

3. Take the cookies out of the oven when they seem slightly me they will be soft and perfect!

Cookies packaged up and ready for delivery with a note that says
"Have fun on your first day of school!"

And we did not forget about our new school teachers'. The kids brought apple shaped hand sanitizer on the first day with a card that said, "If I can help in any way this year, please do not hesitate to contact me {I included my contact numbers}. Until then maybe this will come in "handy". Have a great year!"
See below....

1 comment:

  1. Very cute, my dear! Love that you are blogging, this is the only way I will get to see pictures of your kids!!