This post starts with an apology to Pavan Uncle and Deepti mami!
They visited the kids a few months ago and gave a gift. As is customary in the house, gifts are always opened at a later day. This one went to the garage shelf, thanks to San who doesn't believe in reading what the gift actually is before hiding it from the kids.
We reserve the right to hand over the gifts on days when the kids have to be bribed for something. We run out of bribe gifts and hence this rule! As it so happens, this gift was Christmas trees to be made of cookies which had an expiry date for the frosting and the cookies.
We still let the kids make the cookies with frosting, sprinkles, etc. but instead of eating it, placed it in the backyard..
Now that we have enough critters that visit us every evening and make it practically resemble the Fairyland projected in the latest Snow White movie. The kids and grandparents enjoyed watching the birds and animals come close to us to taste cookies..
It was great to watch them come and devour the decorated cookies, one piece at a time..
We are truly blessed with this 20 foot hedge that defines our backyard that makes any summer evening a pleasant evening!