Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Gamma!



I promise, I really did start this post on my Mom's Birthday, May 13th. But it was a Wednesday, which are my crazy days (play group and mutual, with Nate in school until 10:30 PM), plus that day was Harrison's Pre-School Graduation. So, then it got neglected. It was supposed to be a tribute to my mom, because when I asked Harrison what his favorite thing to do with Grandma was, he said, "Cooking." That's my boy.


My mom is a very accomplished baker. She is also a great cook, but baking is her specialty. I am the opposite, because yeast scares me with it's finickiness. Here she is making her delicious dinner rolls with my kids when they were visiting in April.







I'm really glad I got these pictures. I have SO many memories of watching my mom make these rolls. She has her special ways and does it the same every time so they are uniform and perfect. I should have taken a picture of the finished product. Each one is a little masterpiece.

I'm so grateful to have a mom who is a true homemaker. She is such an example to me and tried her darnedest to teach me how to make a house a home. Even though I mostly focus on the things she taught me that involve food, the other lessons are lurking around in my mind, sure to surface one of these days!


I love my mom, Nate loves my mom (and wishes I were a lot more like her in some ways), my kids love my mom. She is great. I hope she has LOTS more birthdays to celebrate and
many more opportunities to cook with my kids!




3 comments:

sarah said...

So sweet! Aren't moms wonderful?! It is funny that we appreciate them so much more when we become moms ourselves. I am glad she could visit your family recently. I love those visits!!

Sue Sparks said...

She's a woman after my own heart:) The rolls look picture perfect! What wonderful memories are being forged:)

Dan and Dee said...

I will vouch for Michelle in saying Karen is an excellent baker! Looks like everyone had fun with her sharing her skills!