The 45th is the first time.

Philip’s parents celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this past weekend. To love on ‘em, the boys made special cookies to send to them.

This was the boys’ first time decorating cookies. Before that, they each picked out the special cookie cutter shapes they wanted to use, surprising me with their choices. Jack picked out a giant heart and a duck (?), and A.J. chose a Halloween kitty (??). They were so excited to get to work!

They piped the outlines first, and I must say they did a really good job! Piping tension isn’t an easy task to master, but they did well. Then they flooded and toothpick’d the fillings. Jack wrote his name on a few cookies, but he used the flooding icing to do so… it kinda bled out.

Jack's flag heart.
Jack’s heart.

While working, Jack had the idea to make one of his giant hearts a flag. (They only had white in piping consistency – none for flooding, by the way.) It turned out very cool! As soon as he finished, A.J. then decided that he wanted to make a flag version of one of his kitties, too:

A.J.'s flag kitty.
A.J.’s patriotic kitty.


Jack's cookies.
Jack’s cookies.
(On the left, he decorated the duck with a big, ribbon-y bow.. and then it bled. The bottom duck was given music notes in red [because Grammy teaches music], but they’re kinda hard to make out as well.)

A.J.'s cookies.
A.J.’s cookies.

A.J. was very fastidious with his toothpick when it came to flooding. He was precise and slow, and we did a lot of chatting while he worked. Jack was finished and had already zoomed off to play in the basement. *wink*

We let the cookies dry overnight, and then I packaged them up and shipped them off. I’d planned it perfectly for the cookies to arrive on Saturday, their actual anniversary. *pats self on back* However, while the cookies arrived on the correct day, the grandparents weren’t there to receive them! Instead, they’d jetted off to the beach for the weekend to celebrate, so they received the box of sweets when they returned. :-)

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