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.
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
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?”