Mother Goose Day 2012
Happy Mother Goose Day! Until a couple of weeks ago I had no idea there was even a day set aside for Mother Goose. But I guess if there is national peanut butter day, of course there would be a Mother Goose Day. Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamare when she published her book, “Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature”(McFarland Pub). Mother Goose rhymes have been around since the late 17th Century. That is quite the tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation.
My mother was a kindergarten teacher and growing up we didn’t just sing the nursery rhymes. My mom had all sorts of neat crafts and flannel board materials to go with the Mother Goose songs. It was hard to choose which nursery rhyme to choose for our swap but the more I thought about it, the more obvious the choice became. I will come back to this in a minute.
One of the coolest things about being a part of a cookie swap is seeing that everyone has their own style and it is like Christmas when the packages come. Over the past couple of months I have had the pleasure of getting to know some of the different cookiers around the web. They are generous, fun, encouraging and kind. Many people think, a sugar cookie is a sugar cookie, but everyone’s cookies were so good and tasted very different. Between the four of us there was vanilla, lemon, chocolate and brandy cookies.
Pat-A-Cakeby The Baked Equation
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B”
And put it in the oven for baby and me.
Whenever I am instant messaging with my baker friends on the computer my husband will always ask me, “Who are you patty caking with?” I was suprised to find out when I started researching my theme that it is not “patty caking” at all. I had grown up and to this day thought that patty caking is the way that it went. The cutest thing happened when I was decorating the cookies. My husband came in and said, “Oh, you did them wrong, it’s not pat-a-cake, it’s patty cake. Well we both learned something new thanks to Mother Goose Day.
Humpty Dumpty and the Three Blind Miceby Trilogy Edibles
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men,
couldn’t put Humpty together again.
Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer’s wife,
who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
did you ever see such a sight in your life,
as three blind mice?
Karen, from Trilogy Edibles, couldn’t decide which one to do, so she picked 6 of her favorites. I am so excited to see some of the other one’s that she did. Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub should be a hoot! Is Humpty Dumpty not the cutest thing you have ever seen?
Itsy Bitsy Spiderby Sweet C’s Bake Shop
The Itsy Bitsy Spider was the first nursery rhyme that Christina, from Sweet C’s Bake Shop taught her boys and the duo has been obsessed with spiders ever since. My dad used to do the creepy version of itsy bitsy but it sounded more like eensy weensy spider in spooky voice. I always knew, when I heard that song, it was a matter of time before the “eesy weensy” spider came to tickle me. I love Christina’s adorable cookies. If you are having a bad day or even if you don’t like spiders, those happy clouds will cheer you up.
Queen of Hearts
by Flour De Lis
The Queen of Hearts,
She made some tarts,
all on a summer’s day.
Samantha, from Flour De Lis, sent us her famous chocolate cookies. My son loves to go to the mail box to get Sam’s cookie boxes, only today he was not home from school when they arrived. I was chastised by both my husband and son when they arrived home to find the Queen of Hearts missing. Ooops! Well don’t leave me alone with Samantha’s chocolate cookies, I say.
We have shared with you some of our favorite nursery rhymes, now share with us what some of your favorites are. We hope you have a good Mother Goose Day. Thanks for stopping by.