Sunday, September 12, 2010

You Did It, Keith! You made it through Army BCT!

My youngest son, Keith, is graduating from US Army Basic Combat Training this week. I'm extremely proud of him and wanted to do some very special cookies for his graduation. I'm going to put together a special box of cookies, just for him.....and then I'm also going to make a jar of mini-s for him too.

As I wrote to him daily, I would send him pics of my current cookies in the letters. The guys in his bay went crazy over the cookies and asked him to have me bring some. (Remember these guys have been sugar starved for TEN weeks!) At first, he told them......"Wait a minute.....I'm her boy, I get priority." But then he asked me to make cookies for his platoon.....all FIFTY of them!.....but then he pared it down to 25, saying that would be great too. (Good boy!) So I've made a bunch of cookies for him to give away as well.

Here's Keith with his beautiful girl, Kayle....right before he left for BCT.

Here's the only pic I could find of him on his Battalion's FB page:


I tried to make minis of most of the big cookies I made. Some of them were fairly easy, some were not. lol

Here's the cookies paired up. The chevron represents the rank Keith will earn to be come a Pvt 2 in the next few months.

My favorite of all these cookies. The MREs (Meals Ready-to-eat) were Keith's idea. He asked for a rifles and bullets too....but I just didn't feel up to something so complex after those girl bears I did the other day. ;)

Cookies especially for Keith.....I'm going to box them with camo ribbon. (I did the Hummer because in his AIT [Advanced Individual Training] that starts next week he will train to be a mechanic and work on them.)

A close up of my favorites. :))))))

I've got to pack to leave early Tuesday morning.....first stop is the graduation in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.....AND then I go directly to Cookie Camp 2010 in the Smoky Mountains, TN. It will be interesting to try to be ready for both trips by Tuesday morning. ;)

I'll be taking pics of Keith's box and jar.....but I don't know if I'll have time to post them before I leave. If not, there will be lots to post when I return home. I hope to get lots of pics to share from Cookie Camp too.

See you when I get back!

16 comments:

Kris said...

Love these! What a handsome boy!!

Talkdiva said...

These are just great. You must be so proud of your son. I bet those cookies won't last long once the boys have them!

Bea @ CancunCookies said...

Congrats to Keith, Pam! Your COOKIES are awesome... love the Hummer! pleasepleaseplease, I have to improve my hand cut COOKIES... REALLY need help... I've done everything by the book and still get horrible borders... hope we can do some handcutting at COOKIE Camp... can't wait to give you a big hug!!!

Lisa said...

what a great idea those grenades made with the mitten!!

Pam said...

Thank you everyone. :)

Bea.....yesyesyes we can hand cut cookies at Cookie Camp. I'm looking forward to that hug too. :)

Lisa....you're the second person to notice. Good eye. =)

meeyeehere said...

Wow,those are so cute!!! What a doll he is!
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dani said...

Hi, i'm from Brazil and I love your work, congratulations!!! And your son is a very handsome boy!

Jessica said...

Congratulations to Keith! You have EVERY right in the world to be so proud! Many thanks to him for all he does - takes a courageous young man!

aimee said...

Congratulations, Keith, and thank you for serving!!!

Thank you, Pam, for raising such a great son who wants to serve his country.

The cookies are amazing as always. The Hummer is mind boggling!!!!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

You are so crazy talented!!!

A big THANK YOU to your son!!!

Sue said...

I LOVE the cookies! God bless your boy!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Awesome cookies!! I LOVE the tyres :)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Awesome cookies!! I LOVE the tyres :)

dani said...

Hi, i'm from Brazil and I love your work, congratulations!!! And your son is a very handsome boy!

Talkdiva said...

These are just great. You must be so proud of your son. I bet those cookies won't last long once the boys have them!

Pam said...

Thank you everyone. :)

Bea.....yesyesyes we can hand cut cookies at Cookie Camp. I'm looking forward to that hug too. :)

Lisa....you're the second person to notice. Good eye. =)

 
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