Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Special Project

In recent years my son has taken up a new sport - Triathlon.
I remember the day he told me he had entered into the Salmon Arm "Beat the Train Triathlon"....

I looked up at him (waaayyy up), frowned and said,

"You can run?"

Well, apparently he can. And very well, might I add.
The long story short is that thanks to winning 1st place in his age group at the Alberta Provincials this past July, he has been invited to represent Canada at the World Triathlon Race in New Zealand in October 2012.
So proud, but now we have to get him there....

his sister, who has dreams of her own that involve cookies and a bakery, decided to make cookies for my Sale and donate the proceeds to getting him there....
and did she bake!

 36 dozen cookies, and may I say, the most beautifully packaged cookies ever!
 (no one could say enough about how fabulous they looked, until they got to taste them that is... buttery, deliciousness in every bite...)

and these chocolate-covered orange-flavoured pretzels were a huge hit

 with a ten pound bag of flour, a dozen pounds of butter and mountains of chocolate, nuts and cranberries, she raised over $300.00 toward his trip!

And me? Well, aren't I just the proudest MamaBear ever?


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Jillayne:
What a wonderful effort from a loving sister for her brother. Indeed, you have much to be proud of, my friend. You've taught them well. You are blessed.

Maggie said...

You should be proud Mama Bear sounds like you have some great kids. That was wonderful what your daughter did for her brother. I can see your daughter takes after you with all the pretty packaging and labels.

dianehobbit said...

Wow! What a talented and caring family you have. Fingers crossed for you son!

Marj Talbot said...

Good on you Laura - you did well.
Nice packaging - the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
I bet the contents of those little packages were as delightfull.

Becky Shander said...

It seems that having a big (and determined) heart "runs" in the family.

MosaicMagpie said...

You should be very proud. To raise 2 children that care so deeply for each other, shows the love they were raised with. I hope he wins his race!

Shirley said...

Family always helps family and you should feel really proud of your son and daughter. It is a great honor for your son. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for him and keep us updated. Have a wonderful week. Your Missouri Friend.

Laura said...

Thank you so much for giving me the best present EVER... a weekend in your kitchen!! I had a blast and would do it again in a hot minute! XO

Dorthe said...

Oh Jillayne, that is some two wonderful and very clever kids you have,-you can surely be proud,dear Mama Bear.
A beautiful way of raising money for her brother,-and to proove she is an artist in her own way.
Hugs and happy december.

Createology said...

Congratulations! A very proud mamabear you deserve to be.

FredaB said...

Congratulations to him and extra kudoos to his sister for all her work in helping him make it.

Beg, borrow, steal or bake and go along if you can. My best memory of all the trips we have ever taken was our trip to New Zealand. I fell in love with the country, the people, the whole thing. You would love it.



Bead and Needle said...

You must be SOOOOOOOOOO proud of both of your "chicks", Momma Hen! The cookies are beautiful, and what a GREAT cause!! How very wonderful, Jillayne...Happy Wednesday - Tanya

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jillayne,

You have two very talented kids, congratulations to your Son on him winning 1st place, you must be so proud. Your daughter did such a great job, with all the wonderful looking baking and how neat she did this for her brother.
Just read where the Triathlon is taking place in New Zealand. October will be a nice month, the weather should be lovely.

Have a happy weekend

Anonymous said...

Well, Momma write great stories here on your blog. Love everyone of them.

Laura...would have loved to have been there to sample (and buy, of that I am sure). Good job! Pictures look great.

Love ya!

Val B.