Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner

Friday, October 8th was another one of Mom's special days off but this Friday was even more special than usual! Bright and early in the morning (many many hours before Dad and Parker and Penny woke up) Grandma Herbert came to pick Mom and me up at the house. It turns out we were headed to Beloit to visit Great Grandma Chapman, Great Aunt Janyce and Great Uncle Tim! The drive to Beloit was pretty uneventful--I know because I stayed awake THE WHOLE TIME. I also found that sitting in my car seat for 4+ hours is pretty lame, so I made sure to let Mom and GmaH know. Anyway, when we got to town I was pretty excited to see everyone!

One thing Mom has told me about visiting GGC when she was little is about all of the baking and cooking fun she had with GGC in the kitchen. Baking sounds fun (not that I would know since it never happens at our house) so I was excited to get started!

Mom, GAJ and I decided to make some oatmeal butterscotch cookies (you may know them as scotchies). I helped a little bit with measuring and mixing, but my main job was tasting. Boy, this cookie dough stuff is delicious! I think people would just buy and eat that-forget about the baking. This is probably a million dollar idea! Speaking of million dollar ideas, during the car ride I saw a car on the highway with a broken tail light but it was covered with red tape so it still functioned. Man oh man, I wish I could have invented that red tape. The wheel? Printing Press? Sliced bread? Electric light? Combustion Engine? Velcro? iPod? Nah, you can keep all those. Red tape is where it's really at!
While we were baking and waiting to do more taste-testing, I went to check up on my celebrity gossip by reading GAJ's People magazines.
Did you know Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing fame is the daughter of Joel Grey (alterna Sloan/evil Sloan from Alias and The Wizard from the awesome broadway musical Wicked)? Now, I haven't seen Alias or Wicked but Mom assured me they are all very cool. She also told me I could see the Dirty Dancing movie... once I've graduated high school.

Anyway, we had a great trip to Beloit and so much fun visiting everyone! Next time I hope to learn more about the famous Chapman cinnamon rolls!

P.S. You may have noticed that I wasn't smiling in that last picture but let's take a closer look as to why. Computer, Zoom in and enhance: Ah, yes, it's because I was caught red handed trying to play with a calculator I found on the shelf behind GmaH. I'm surprised you can't see a little 'Dad Angel (or devil)' on my shoulder saying, "that's not a toy!" Ha Dad, you're 200 miles away so I can't hear you.....

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

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