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Jessie’s word search

Santa, Molly and Jessie like to sit by the fire on blustery fall evenings.  Molly knits stockings for the elves Christmas trinkets, Santa carves trains and Jessie amuses herself looking at the pictures in Molly’s magazines.  She likes to pull out the pictures and put them in a pile under the coffee table.  Molly found the clippings and put together a word search for the elf children to work on at the harvest festival.  Here is Jessie’s word search.

Jessie's Harvest Words

 

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Jessie Bakes

Fall is here and the trees are beginning to turn colour.  At this time of year the restaurant chains come out with everything pumpkin and Molly feels like baking some sweet treats.  Molly pulls out her mothers old, worn recipe book and bakes her special pumpkin spice muffins.  They’re the perfect treat for a cold windy day and Jessie loves them. 

This year Jessie is helping Molly in the kitchen.  She stood against the counter looking into

Jessie Bakes
Jessie Bakes

the bowl as Molly mixed and turned the batter.  When Molly wasn’t watching Jessie licked the spoon.  She wagged her tail furiously and bent to lick the batter from the bowl but Molly pushed her away so that she could portion the batter into muffin tins.  Of course she used a fresh spoon!

While the muffins were in the oven Jessie sat staring at the glass window watching them rise.  The hardest part was waiting for them to cool.  Then, when Jessie thought she could wait no longer, Molly gave her one fragrant treat.

Jessie loved the pumpkin flavour and gobbled the muffin up.   Then she stood waiting for another.

Molly smiled and waved her finger. “No more today, Jessie.  I’m glad you liked the muffin.  Everyone loves my mom’s recipe.  Do you think we should share with our friends?”

Jessie pounded her tail on the floor in agreement and Molly copied out her recipe to share.  Here it is. Continue reading Jessie Bakes

Jessie makes a friend

Jessie stomped down on the crunchy leaves and wagged her tail as she followed the path Jessie Makes a Friendbehind Santa.  They were visiting Molly’s sister in Southern Ontario where the leaves were now red, orange and yellow.  Jessie poked her nose at a particularly big one sending it scattering across the sidewalk.  She hurried after it, caught it in her mouth and pushed Santa’s leg to get his attention.

“It’s nice to see you enjoying yourself, Jessie.  Aren’t the trees beautiful?”

Jessie wagged her tail and then sniffed the air.  She looked around and up high into the oak tree.  Then as fast as she could she zipped to the tree and jumped up on the bark A deep roar came from her throat as she jumped around the tree trunk.

“Jessie, what is it?”  Santa hurried over and looked into the canopy of leaves. “Well, my goodness, it’s a squirrel.  Come here, little one.”

The  squirrel rose its tail and chattered.  It dropped the acorn from its tiny paws onto the ground.  Cautiously, the animal came forward and jumped onto Santa’s  shoulder.  It chattered in Santa’s ear.

Jessie jumped down and sat on her haunches.  She growled as the Santa talked to the squirrel.

“My, my.  I see. I’m glad to meet you Herbie.  I’m Santa Claus and this is Jessie.  She’s really a good dog.  Let’s see if we can make a new friend.”  Santa held out his hand for the squirrel to jump on it and then held it down towards Jessie.

“Jessie, you’ve all kinds of friends at home.  Can’t you make a friend of Herbie for me?”

Jessie lowered her ears and looked curiously at the squirrel. She wasn’t too sure about making friends.  She used to love chasing squirrels but if Santa wanted her to make a friend of Herbie she would.  She’d do anything for Santa.

Santa was now holding the squirrel in front of Jessie’s nose.  She sniffed its fur and then licked it on its back.

Herbie jumped off Santa’s hand and onto Jessie’s back.  He walked up to Jessie’s head and sat at the base of her ears.

Jessie sighed.  Santa said she would be friends but she didn’t have to like it.  She lowered her head so the squirrel could scramble off her head to the ground.

“Good girl, Jessie.  Let’s continue our walk and leave Herbie so that he can collect his dinner.

Good-bye, Herbie.  We walk this path often when were here.  We’ll see you again.”  Santa placed Herbie on the floor and watched as the squirrel scampered over Jessie’s paws and back up the tree.

Santa whistled at Jessie and she ran to follow Santa down the gold, and crimson path knowing they’d made a new friend.

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Sunflower Cookies

Jessie loves cookies and Molly makes her own very special treat when Jessie has been especially good.  Molly makes a batch of Cranberry Sunflower cooks for her family but leaves the cranberries out for Jessie.

For a change she tries dried blueberries instead of cranberries.

Make sure mom and dad help you with the oven.  You don’t want to burn yourself.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups flourCranberry Sunflower Cookies

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sat

3/4 cup butter or 3/4 cup vegan margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs or 2 flax eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup dried cranberries

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