On Monday afternoon, The Golden Afternoon of the earlier post, Angel and I waved goodbye to Grandad as the big taxi whisked him away to the airport to await his flight to France.
Thus began our Girls Adventure Week.
How did we occupy ourselves?
Lots of ways.
We made biscuits, at her request. (Sorry for the cell-phone pic, the big camera was far away…Silly Grandmom!) We made a big, baked Mac and Cheese. (“Squishy macaroni, Grandmom?” “If that’s what you want, Honey.” “I DO!”) and got two meals out of it.
We made dough ornaments (white clay recipe) – good practice for the Sprinkle Cookies we’ll be doing in a week or so!
Let me tell you, this kid’s a whiz with a rolling-pin and a cookie cutter!
Of course, we did all the things we do in a normal week – school on Tuesday and Thursday, Uncle James to work at 6:30 am twice, farmer’s market on Saturday. I planned my errands well, and got the groceries (and a bit of Christmas shopping) done while she was in school. There’s even a tiny bit of Christmas Cheer decorating the house…
No pics – we want to surprise Grandad, and we KNOW he’s reading this from his computer in France!
Miss Jackie came to babysit on Wednesday, and while she and Angel played, I was able to make a batch of Pickled Cranberries…
I can not wait to put those on the table at Christmas!
And, no Girls Week would be complete without seeing our favorite Little Man…
And a certain Fat Man, because everyone had been so good…
So, once again, I have no 4 O’Clock to share…but I think you understand why, right?