Category Archives: birthday

mouse cookie cookie

My amazing niece, Mari, will be celebrating her third birthday next month.  She LOVES animals, especially mice.  Her favorite mouse is Mouse Cookie. I cannot wait to see her face when she sees Mouse Cookie on a cookie.

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baby birthday Valentine

Last year, two of my favorite people in DC gave the world a very special Valentine, an adorable baby girl (you can see her baby announcement cookies here.)    Read more…

(almost) birthday boy!

I am in Tahoe this week visiting my favorite kids (and escaping the oppressive humidity in Washington, DC).  I won’t be back before my nephew’s 5th birthday next month, so I brought him an early birthday treat. Read more…

panda birthday

On New Year’s Eve, I resolved to make fewer cookies in 2014.  I blew it on day two.  It’s not that I don’t love cookie-ing; I’m just worried that it has become my thing.  As in the thing I do.  

Seeing as I couldn’t not make cookies for a whole week, it probably actually is my thing and resistance is pointless.  And if I’m going to do my thing, I want to do it well.  New resolution: make good cookies in 2014.

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August!

In my world, August is the best month of the year.  Because this is not a national election year, it is suddenly very quiet in DC.  Congress has left town, work has slowed down, and half the office is on vacation.  My colleague, Laura, can’t stop exclaiming, “I  love August!”  I agree.  August is amazing. Read more…

happy birthday, laura!

Each member of my team gets cookies for his/her birthday.  Laura is the one person in my office who prefers sugar cookies over all others.  Unfortunately, with my own book coming out, Stan’s book on its way to the publisher, and our normal survey work, I did not spend much time on these.  Thankfully, Laura cares more about taste than appearance.

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