Well let me start this post by reminding you that I am blonde. Throw in the pink and I guess I'm double doomed to make some mistakes! I'll tell you about my blunder in a minute... My son is currently considering 9 different colleges. He has worked very hard and been an absolute perfect son for 18 years. Our family is really big on volunteering and being of service and working hard. Throw in some great grades, Eagle Scout, Black Belt, and hockey team and he is the total package. We're very proud of all of our amazing children.
While looking at colleges, Nick has looked at the important stuff - like the class size, the curriculum, the engineering program, the weather and can he call this place home for 4 years. I, however, looked at the OTHER side of things - what are the school colors, what is their mascot, do they have a pink sweatshirt. You know, the important stuff. One of the schools he is considering, their mascot is a bulldog. A super cool bulldog. I took a picture of Nick with the bulldog. Another is a bronco, a panther, wolf, lumberjack, argonaut, redhawk, banana slug, spartan and then there is the University of Portland Pilots. Well, when you think of a pilot, don't you think of an airplane? Well I did... so I made these cookies to bring to the University of Portland reception.
We got an email the next day saying thanks for the cookies, but the UP Pilots are not airplane pilots, they are River Boat Pilots. Argh. Glad I bought all those airplane cookie cutters! Duh! Oh well, I tried. I think this time I'll wait til Nick makes his final decision before I buy some boat cookie cutters!
All the moms of the graduating students were asked to send in a photo of mom & son when their boy was little and then another more recent photo of mom & son. I scoured through 25 photo albums over 9 years time and found only a couple photos of me and Nick. I'm usually behind the camera and didn't realize I should have been asking hubby to take some photos all these years. So this is what I decided to send in. Look how happy Nicky looks with his grampa. My nose is burning holding back tears. I'm going to be a mess when they play the video at school of all the moms with their sons and I see my dad.
Lots more cookies to share...
For those that missed the airplane background with these cookies, here it is: