Where does the time go? I’m still not quite sure how we got from December to April so quickly. The boy and I just wrapped up a fabulous Spring Break. Neither of us wanted it to end (me more so than him!). I forgot what it feels like to slow down and just be. Needless to say, I am counting the days (39 work days, in case you are wondering) until summer. Though I’ve been away from the blog, I have still been doing orders (as much as I can), I’ve just become much more realistic about what I can manage and still keep my sanity in tact.
These cookies just had to be shared, as they were made for a pretty amazing little girl named Brooke. Is she not the most adorable girl you’ve seen! At four years of age, she has faced more challenges than many will face in a lifetime. Brooke’s mom, Jenni and I have known each other for years from teaching. At just a few weeks old, Jenni, and her husband were given the devastating news that Brooke had a rare heart disease, which enlarged her heart. At two and a half, Brooke was given the gift of life and received a heart transplant from a donor. She is now turning four and healthy and happy. I am so inspired by Brooke and her family. They have made the choice to let Brooke live life to its fullest. She is in preschool and dance, and is a girly girl! You can read more about Brooke and organ donation here.
Brooke had her birthday at Build a Bear and I was super excited to do cookies for her. She requested bear cookie favors that had purple and pink on them and bows in their hair. Since boys were invited to her party, we made some boy bears too. Each cookie favor bag also included a little red heart, just like the little hearts that are sewn into the kids’ bears. Adorable bears for an adorable girl… if I do say so myself!