Friday, March 02, 2007

One of Childhood's Joys

Remember when as a kid you were allowed to lick the bowl? That's what Amber is doing here ~ licking the bowl and spatula after she made brownies. I just had to take a picture of her before she finished licking and washed her face! This sweet 'tween' will turn 12 on St. Paddy's Day. She is going to have a slumber party here that night. But around 4:00 PM we will have her cousins and aunts and uncles over for some pizza, followed by birthday cake and ice cream.

Amber's mom informed me that they will be moving in a few months. Farther north than they live now; approximately 86 miles north. Which means we won't be seeing her as much. :( If we were to pick her up on Friday and take her back home Sunday evening we would be driving about 345 miles for two round trips. Not that she isn't worth it....she IS! It's just with the price of gas and the amount of time spent traveling we would be better off if we could get her during vacations so we could keep her longer than 2 days.

Well, I need to go and tuck this little sleeping beauty on my couch in her own bed before it gets too much later. Maybe, I'll just watch her sleep for a few more minutes before I wake her enough to walk to her bed........sleep tight, all! ZZZZZZ


The Covering said...

oh, martie! my heart breaks for you!!!!!! i cannot imagine!!!! i am SOOO sorry!!!!!!!

The Covering said...

oh, i knew i was going to do that - forget to sign out of the covering and re-sign into amexpression ;)

it's me, ame!!!

Anonymous said...

What is more amusing is that the mix always tasted so good when you were a kid, and now it just tastes terrible!

Good luck with the slumber party!

chesneygirl said...

Aw, martie I'm so sorry to hear Amber is moving, I know how close you two are, that's going to be so hard! :(

I always loved to lick the bowl and I have to disagree with jd up there, at 31 years I STILL love to! LOL

Hey, I'm going to be in town on St. Paddy's Day!!! Do I get invited to the party?
(i'm kidding!)

Janet C. said...

Gosh that is sad news for you.
Remember the days of licking a bowl now that job is left to the dogs, and boy do they do a good job of it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that Amber will be moving. I enjoy reading about the stuff ya'll do.

One of my fond memories of growing up was eating pound cake dough my grandma whipped up. It was so creamy and delicious. I actually liked the dough more so than the baked cake. I knew when I saw two sticks of butter resting in a glass mixing bowl that a treat was not far away.

Hugs and hope you are having a GREAT weekend!

Rebecca said...

It's definitely going to be difficult for you, I can tell. You're such a great Grandma. :(

I love your little counter! It looks so bright on your page!

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Smalltown RN said...

Ouch that's gotta sorry to hear that my friend.

As for the licking the spatula....hubby still does that...and he doesn't always wait until I am finished with it

Hope you have a grand Monday my friend!!!

Slick said...

Awww, my Granny always let me lick the bowl and mixing spoon thingies when she made her famous Chocolate cake. Brings back memories.

She's a little cutie Martie!

And yeah, gas here is 2.39 a gfallon now....geeez-us

River Rat said...

I am so sorry about Amber moving away. She's an adorable girl.

Licking the bowl is the best part!