the real reason i have not been keeping up is that suddenly, my nest is empty. we have two wonderful daughters and this past summer, both of them graduated; one from college and one from high school. it has been a summer full of family and parties and i have enjoyed every minute and every opportunity to see extended family from out of state. there was tons of food and lots of baking and plenty of good wine to wash it down. but now that our first has moved and settled in atlanta, our second is preparing to fly west; she leaves today. and as every parent will tell you, you work so hard to get them ready for all that life will throw at them but when the time comes, letting them field the balls is the hardest thing you will ever do. so with a little motherly worry, i will let her go. the good thing is that she won't be totally on her own, she will be with her grandparents.
on our last day together (until she comes home again in about 8 weeks), we did things that she likes to do. her favorite thing-eat cupcakes! we went to the cupcake collection and had our fill.
|the cupcake collection|
my daughter and the loot-she picked out 6 different flavors to try
and i hadn't even gotten the car out of park before she dove in and ate her cookies and cream cupcake. at one point, she let out the familiar "no way!" when i inquired, she told me the middle was filled with frosting too-what more does a teenage girl need?
so having fed her dessert first, i then took her to lunch and then home to bake a pie. yes a pie. last week, our older daughter was home and i baked a pie with her as well. so my next two posts will be about baking pies with my daughters. for now, here's more about the fabulous cupcakes.