Monday, February 12, 2024

An afternoon with Cassie

Last Saturday, Cassie came over for the afternoon and we had such fun!

When she came she brought one of her stuffed animals for me.  Heather had told her I had a crazy day at work and she said "Grandma needs a stuffy to cuddle".  She was very excited to give it to me and now it's on my desk at work.  :)

We started by getting out our old Marbleworks toys.  It's such a classic and was played with by our kids, then Alaina and Ruby, and now Cassie.

It was quite nice out so we went for a walk down the street to see the pony and horses.

They came right up to see us.  However, the little pony immediately turned around and did her business right in front of us!

Cassie was not impressed...  and when we took her home, she immediately told her parents about that whole situation!

I love seeing her walking with Bob.

When we got home, we made groundhog cookies to celebrate groundhog day - even though groundhog day was done! I made chocolate cookies, and then we decorated them with mini vanilla wafers, eyes, chocolate sprinkles for some hair, sunflower seeds for teeth and pieces of gummy worms for the nose.
You can see that it takes a little extra effort to get things placed correctly!

You also have to taste things to make sure they're ok!

She was proud of her finished cookies!

Here's a few of the finished cookies.

After that, we went downstairs to play in the playhouse.  She told us we were the customers and asked "May I take your order?"  So cute!

She had Bob wearing the chef hat and helping her work.

Ringing up our bill.

Soon it was time to pack up and go out for supper.  We did that, and stopped at a store she likes to go to.  It's a farm store and sometimes they have baby chicks but not right now.  After that, we headed to Heather and Andrew's house to bring her home.  What a fun afternoon!


Ginny Hartzler said...

Well, you finally got a lot of really good photos of her! And wow, you all had so much fun! the groundhog cookies are so adorable!! The marble rolls are always such fun!

Donna said...

Aww!! May I take your order was a fun game our Samantha loved to play, as well!! Thanks for the memory!
Your Cassie is adorable!

Mandy said...

Aww! She is so precious to bring you a stuffie! 😍 The last part cracked me up! Haha! 😂😂😂 I know y’all just enjoy every moment with her! And she is going to be a big sister! Congratulations!

R's Rue said...

I love Cassie

Dianna said...

You and Bob are such great grandparents, Mari. Cassie is such a petite little girl and her expressions are priceless...especially her not impressed look at the pony's exhibition. Those groundhog cookies are really cute!

Catherine said...

The cookies are so cute!
Nice to see Bob and Cassie together.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

You are such good grandparents - what special times and memories you are giving sweet Cassie! Loved all the fun afternoon activities! The playhouse is adorable, and so are the yummy cookies! I've never heard of Marbleworks, it looks like a wonderful toy for children to be creative with!

Billie Jo said...

My goodness! What a wonderful afternoon with that precious little one! The cookies are the best!! That afternoon is a lovely memory for you all. Have a cozy afternoon, my friend.

Barbara said...

What a very cute blog post! All of it. (even the rude small pony .... hmmm!)

And those cookies! How clever!!

happyone said...

I like her nice bright coat.
Casey is blessed to have such great grandparents. :)
Love those cookies.

happyone said...

I mean Cassie! :) Sorry.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Love seeing the fun times you folks have with your grandkiddos. Cassie is such a Doll and the pics of her with Bob are SO precious!! And those cookies are so cute! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely, lovely day.
I enjoyed your photographs.

All the best Jan

PS The cookies look delicious.

Prims By The Water said...

How fun to have Cassie serve in her playhouse. Those cookies looked awesome! I also would not have been impressed with that pony. Janice

Sparky said...

What a great day! Cassie is so cute and those cookies, oh my, they do look delicious!
Blessings. xx

Terri D said...

She is adorable, Mari!! What a great age to be soaking up everything and learning to express herself. I love that she gave you her bear to cheer you up. How sweet!! Thanks for sharing your day with Cassie, with us! xo

Susan said...

Cassie is so cute! So are the cookies!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Well those cookies are cute but nothing is cuter than Cassie! Her expressions! Those big brown eyes get me every time. What a darling. That playhouse is SO CUTE!!!! xoxo

Kim said...

You guys are the best grandparents, you're always right in the middle of the action and ready with the best crafts and snacks around!!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

It does sound like a very fun visit.
That was so sweet of Cassie to bring you one of her stuffies.
Great pictures of her, and of her and Bob, and I love the cookies.
You always have such fun things for the girls to do when they come to visit.

Sola Scriptura said...

Such a fantastic playhouse! Did Bob build this? Those cookies look adorable.