Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day.

Last Friday was Gia's first school party. It was TOO much fun. I was so thankful that I got to go and watch the festivities (not to mention enjoy some of the ridiculous sinful goodies.)
Gia has been enjoying school so much and it is very easy to see why. It is a christian school and all of the teachers are so warm and kind. The kids are really sweet and mostly well behaved. They are all at such a sweet/not so sweet age and it is really neat to see them growing into their own people.
I made brownies for the class party and it made me chuckle. Gia has been at VCA for less than two months and I have now made brownies three times. Twice for a bake sale and once for this Valentine's party. I LOVE to cook. And I am pretty good at it if I do say so myself. Baking, now that is a different story. It is not that I can't do it, it is that I do not have the patience for all of the decorating nonsense. So, I stick with brownies and I do those pretty darn well.
The funny part? It made me think of Mrs. Kolkhorst and her cookie pizza. Oh, how I loved them. She made them for every single event, function, get together we had growing up and they were always a hit. I wonder if Jenny, Mandy and Chris even like the cookie pizza or have grown tired of it. Because I will be completely honest part of my strategy for brownie only treats is so that they are not as enticing to the cook. I will be less likely to partake if they are not as alluring and just old hat. So, please chime in what is your strategy for not eating all of your little ones goodies?
The rest of our Valentine's was spent redecorating Gia's room (post to come) and hiking (more on that later). Pretty low key, but filled with love. Which is the point, right?


Amanda said...

Ahhh. Cookie pizza. I love Mrs. Kolkhorst.

I am Trish Marie said...

Destroy the leftovers IMMEDIATELY. I don't keep sweets in the house much, because Jill can't have them. That helps! But when I do bake things, I have to get rid of the leftovers. Otherwise, I will eat them all!