Grandchildren have got to be the sweetest thing God has ever created! I am blessed to be able to live in the same town as mine. I can’t believe that Kaia is 3 1/2 now and I just wish she would just stay this perfect age for at least the next 5 years! Time goes by too fast as you get older.
Kaia and I have sleep-overs at Granny’s house quite a bit. Before I came to pick her up the other morning, her Daddy woke her up to remind her to be very good for me and Granny.
“But Daddy,” she said, “they don’t get mad at me over there.”
So precious –(and oh, so true!)
You won’t understand this yet, unless you are a grandparent. Something changes in you when they arrive that enables you not to sweat the small stuff anymore. And these little people that your wonderful children created—these perfect, magical beings, far surpass anything that is going on in your daily routine.
There’s nothing like seeing the world through their eyes.
I love you so much, my Kaia. I hope we have many years of sleepovers, popcorn in bed at night, rearranging the rocks in Granny’s fountains and hearing you ask for brownies for breakfast!
A couple of Saturdays ago, we celebrated my son, Christopher’s 26th birthday. He is a son that has always made me so proud! He’s also such an awesome son, husband and daddy. The recipe below is what he requested for his birthday dessert and it was so easy and incredible!!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 roll (15oz) chocolate chip cookie dough
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth. In ungreased 9 or 8 inch square pan, press 1/2 the roll of cookie dough. Spread cream cheese mixture over the dough. Crumble and place the remaining 1/2 roll of cookie dough over the cream cheese mixture.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool in pan 30 min. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until well chilled. Cut into bars and store in refrigerator.
The yummy cast of characters…
Aww…Grandma’s helper! 🙂