Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!



We hadn’t originally planned to get home for July 2nd but decided it would be fun to surprise my dad on his birthday.  When he found out we were heading north but not going to make it for his day he was not a happy camper, or so my mother told me.  So I called my mum and told her to keep it a secret.  Now if you know my mother, this is not something that comes easily to her.  But to her credit, she succeeded.

Once I decided to be there, I got my sisters to join in and on July 2nd we all appeared at the farm (my parent’s live on 152 acres outside of Toronto).  Yes it’s a farm but it’s also got a tennis court and a swimming pool, so it’s also like a cottage too :)  The girls love it.

My father loves my sugar cookies, so I decided to make him some and decorate them like his other love…golf!


I used the scorecard from a golf course I found online as inspiration.  I only made nine holes and then threw in some other fun cookies to make up the dozen.  Rowan decorated a few cookies for him too with the left over icing.


Our surprise was a great success, he totally was blown away!

Happy Birthday dad, we love you!


Thanks for looking!


  1. Awww, what a lovely surprise for your Dad. I love the photo of the two of you. Your golf cookies are super. I love the idea that you did different holes :)

    Happy Birthday to you Dad!

  2. Awwwwww, I love the picture of you and your daddy! I hope he has a wonderful birthday. Your "golf course" is AWESOME!!!!!

  3. Oh wow. I love those cookies! I wish you could telepathically transport your talent to me so I could make some for my husband. :)

  4. I am in love with these cookies, Karen!!!

  5. Absolutely LOVE the little golf course cookies.....fantastic work!

  6. Wow! I am so impressed! Those are absolutely adorable!!

  7. my husband (a golfer) would LOVE this! Thanks for linking to tasty tuesday. You are being featured at this weeks party, which open tonight. Hope to see you again this week.

  8. Oh my gosh! I love your cookies too. =o) These are amazing! You have a lucky dad!