Half-food, half-parenting post today! Yesterday my daughter's preschool held a "Mother's Day Tea". I had to share some of the happenings with you, starting with the cookies.
I posted about my new Sprinkle Cookies a couple of weeks ago. I made a double batch of these (and made them a tad smaller) to bring to the party. You see, the children and teachers made rice krispie squares for our tea, and although they made them with margarine instead of butter (my daughter told them "I don't eat cow butter"! funny!), there is still the issue of the marshmallows.
It was very considerate of the teachers to accommodate the "challenging vegans in the crowd", and so I called them to thank them and explained that there are still some other ingredients that we don't eat and would it be okay for me to bring some sprinkle cookies for all of the kids. They didn't mind at all... and neither did the kids. I walked away with one cookie left in this container!!
I was a sappy mess after the hour of surprises and what can only be explained as 5-year old preciousness.
First, they made us bracelets. Here is mine. Leslie, you have some competition - watch out! :)
Next, the kids gave us portraits that they drew and we were asked a couple of questions by the teachers, that they also had asked our children. We had to see if our answers "matched up". It was hilarious!
Here is my portrait... remarkable likeness, don't you think?!!
(She certainly got the choker necklace right - as Leslie knows, I love cute choker necklaces).
Finally, after a couple of songs and a video of why "we love our moms" (yes, I had the full waterworks and pink nose at this point),
we left with a marigold that they planted in their own painted pot....
Could all of this be more precious??!
...reward for all those nasty diapers... :)