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She is 2 today!

August 18th, 2010 at 08:28 pm

Two years ago I became a grandmother. One of the best days of my life!





I think I am being pretty restrained, here are her gifts. I finished the sweater last weekend in Tahoe.



She is spending the day in Disneyland with her daddy (who is deploying to Afghanistan soon) and my daughter, her mommy. Hopefully she is better today after being seen in the ER with an allergic reaction apparently to Japanese food. My daughter said 15 minutes after they gave her Benadryl and something else (probably a steroid), who face swelling went down considerably. She was having croupy sounding breathing too. Very scary. They missed their breakfast with Minnie and Mickey.

Also Campfrugal asked for the recipe and here it is:

PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. peanutbutter (smooth)
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. Hershey Kisses

Mix all ingredients together except for Kisses. Drop by spoonful, shape into ball, roll in sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. Remove from oven. Press Kiss on cookie and let cool.

I generally double the recipe and use dark chocolate kisses. I don't roll in sugar, and I usually put back into the oven to let the kisses melt a little bit. I also use butter instead of shortening.

Happy August 18th!

9 Responses to “She is 2 today!”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    8/18 is a good day - my first neice's birthday too.

    Very restrained, for a Grandma! Big Grin

    Love those curls - so precious!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    Happy b-day to your precious granddaughter. I love her gifts; that sweater is wonderful. Please thank your son-in-law for serving our country. I think I may just try the recipe also (if you don't mind).

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    That is very nice sweater. Hope your granddaughter gets well soon.

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    What a nice family photo - all beauties!!!

  5. campfrugal Says:

    Homebody - your granddaughter is so precious. I too came into (well not grandchildren), but great nieces and nephews over the past few years from the niece and nephew that I raised. I was actually able to be in the delivery room with my niece when she delivered her baby girl. One of the most precious times in my life.

    And, yeah, today is baking day. I will be making those cookies, along with spagetti sauce to put up in the freezer.

  6. Homebody Says:

    I actually doubled the cookie dough, baked half and then rolled the dough into a log and froze the rest of the cookie dough, so you could try that too!

    Thanks on the girls, those are my daughters.... I am plain next to them.

  7. Homebody Says:

    Lux, when are you updating your blog?

  8. Jerry Says:

    I hope she is feeling better and is able to lead her folks to see Mickey and Minnie soon! It's so scary when the little ones have to hit the ER like that... I'm just glad that she had the insurance of receiving meds that seemed to help in a timely manner.
    Jerry

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    I missed the pictures. Frown Hope your grandbaby is much better!

    I read your comment on CeeJays cell phone costs. You might look into Metro PCS. They are in our area - $40/mo unlimited talk/text. One of the gals I work with has it and likes it.

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