Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oct 12, 1990, exactly 21 years ago today!

 Happy Birthday Gen! Those of you who know her will agree, Genevieve is one of the nicest people EVER! And I am ever so grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful daughter.

 Today is her 21st birthday. We always get a good laugh when she asks what treat I have planned for her to take to school and share. When she was in kindergarten, I had one of those "blonde" moments and I neglected to prepare cupcakes or any kind of treat for her to share at school. I woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and jumped out of bed to go bake cupcakes. But there was no cake mix in the house. Racking my brain, and the pantry, I found a brand new box of Fruit Loops.

When Gen woke up, she found a box filled with treat cups. I took clear plastic dixie cups, filled  them with Fruit Loops, wrapped each one in clear plastic wrap with curling ribbon at the top. All lined up in a gift box, curling ribbon, fruity colored cereal and poofy topped dixie cups. She was ecstatic. What a great treat for school! No one else has ever brought THIS treat before! And I was the hero, even though I felt like an idiot for forgetting it was her birthday.

So every year we have this big "plan" to take something fun and unique for her friends and classmates. Usually it is a last minute crazy run around the house to figure out what I have on hand that can work. Today I actually had a bag of Halloween candy and the kraft paper Stampin' Up! uses to pack inside our orders.  I flattened out the paper, ran it through the Big Shot and made square scallop pieces. I stamped them and made "21" squares from the 25 & Counting stamp set. I punched a little hole in the bottom and slid the lollipops into the little bag.   Gen can share these in her college classes today, and save a couple for the children she will see this evening when she teaches swim lessons.

Don't you think it is fun that she still wants these "pass out" treats at this stage of the game? I think this is it, really. At 21 we have to start treating her like an adult. Dang.
Happy Stamping!
Dee Tollaksen

1 comment:

  1. I think it's awesome you made treats for her friends! Happy Birthday!