2/10/10

Cookies Anyone?


Younger daughter held a bake sale on Sunday. While the rest of the country was getting ready for the Superbowl, she was making brownies, chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies.

She organized the event with two other girls from her math class. All three of them would bake, all three of them would sell, and the money would be split between The Glendale Humane Society (where we got our dog) and The Sunshine Club (an organization for orphans in the Philippines.)

Alas, in the end, one girl couldn't make it and one girl forgot. But Younger Daughter is pretty unflappable. She took her product and sat in front of our house for an hour and a half. Neighbors came. People ate. Money was raised. Good deeds were done. By my girl. She's a keeper.

25 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Well, between you and her, I don't even need to ask if there's even a single cookie left.

And, if the Restless one was around...well, I know for sure not one crumb was left unswallowed.

Joanne said...

She's got a good heart - a lot of kids would've bowed out of the event if they had to go it alone. You must be proud of her job well done!

Deb said...

Bless her heart. This is one of your best stories, Margaret. :o) A very proud-mom-moment indeed.

Desiree said...

oooh, yippee! Wish I'd been there--

Daisy said...

Those cookies sure look good! I'm drooling! Wish I lived closer - I'd hire her.

Susan C said...

Kudos! What a trooper and what a baker.

BTW, are either of your girls Girl Scouts. I'd love to buy a few boxes.

Petrea said...

What a doll! The Humane Society and the Sunshine Club are almost as lucky as you are.

Shell Sherree said...

That's all very tasty looking, Margaret ~ I'm glad she follows in your baking footsteps. What a beautiful girl, to take it on and see it through, and for such lovely causes. No wonder you are proud.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Tell your daughter great job. And yes I would love a cookie!

... daisy... said...

She's preatty outside and in her heart! I must say I'd be very proud of a daughter like her! Brilliant job and I wish I could have one of those yummy cookies!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

A shout out to South Pasadena and your good neighbors who came by and dropped some green dough on your daughters worthy project. (she looks like you)

inkywasfat said...

How cute she looks.

Kids who think of others, even four-legged others, are awesome.

Lynne said...

Yay Mary! I hope to read about it on her blog soon!

Margaret said...

Lots of good thoughts being sent Younger Daughter's ways. Thanks, everyone. And Susan: You can count on us to get you those Girl Scout cookiess. In fact, any other local bloggers who need Girl Scout cookies? We'd love to help you out there.

altadenahiker said...

Yay daughter! That's important, compassionate, and tasty work. And of course everyone stopped to buy cookies -- who could resist that face?

Linda Dove said...

I love this story.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I need as much help as anyone, MF. So, pleaze lemme know how I can get my canine teeth on some girl scout cookies. Here's my reservation for some chocolate mints.

Linda Dove said...

Neither here nor there:

what they were serving as appetizers at the TED talks in Long Beach today

TheChieftess said...

She's definitely a "cool kid"!!! (I think it's channel 5 news that does the cool kid segment about kids who make a difference in their communities)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Linda: Only in Long Beach (as a former employee of the CSLB faculty Oak Tree Lounge).

Bec said...

I just realized that my comment form last week didn't show up. Good job mom - your daughter is really sweet to pull this off by herself.

Yes! I have no girl scout and I'd love to buy cookies.

gaelikaa said...

That's a great girl you've turned out there. Well done, Margaret!

Paula L. Johnson said...

Margaret, Margaret, Margaret! Would it have KILLED you to send out a brownie alert via email on Sunday morning?

Joanne walked barefoot on the milky way said...

That's precious! God bless her heart :)

Star said...

Girl's got good timing and marketing sense, too...a quick stop, and folks have yummy fresh baked goods for watching the game! She might be headed for a successful business career!