Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Look Grandma! I got another ribbon:)


My son took part in one of the local Fall Fairs again this year. He had such a good time last year, and was so excited to come home with a ribbon that he wanted to take part again. Again we chose to make cookies which is easy for him to do with the Kitchenaid stand mixer. All he has to do is read, measure and dump in the ingredients. The most challenging part for him is to scoop out the 6 required balls of dough to bake (and not to eat the dough). But, he managed to scoop out 6 dough balls plus two extra 'just in case' so he was able to choose the best looking ones for his entry. I scooped up and baked the remainder of the dough for home use. We made the cranberry, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that I talked about here, and he came home with some ribbons again this year! He won his category plus he won the Robinhood Flour Best Cookie or Bar Contest which saw him receive the fancy red ribbon, the apron shown here, plus a cool OXO measuring cup sponsored by Tenderflake Lard, a huge icing spatula, a bottle of candy sprinkles, and a $10 prize. He was so very excited about the whole process, he is already planning entries for next year because he's just cluing in to the possibility of winning an aggregate points trophy. Lookout Fall Fair 2009! I couldn't be happier for him for wanting to participate and try his best. We've volunteered to help out with next years fair if needed, so I'm sure we'll make a point of being there next year

5 comments:

Alison said...

Wahooo! Congratulations Ike! You can come bake cookies for me anytime & cookies with cranberries and chocolate . . . yum, one of my favourites (way better than yucky old raisins). Are you going to share your new spatula with mom?!

Jeannie said...

He is getting SO big!

LittleRed said...

We just keep feeding him, and he keeps on growing:)

Cibele said...

Your son is a really cute boy!

LittleRed said...

Thanks, I think so too but I am a bit biased:)