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October 31, 2010

Sugar and Spice is Twice as Nice!

Few things make me happier than losing myself in the kitchen. I love to cook, and I really love to bake, sweets being my favorite by far.

I have literally looked forward my entire adult life to sharing this passion with my children. I couldn’t picture their exact faces, but I could envision tiny little hands, caked with dough, and bright, beautiful eyes aglow with the promise of licking a spoon.

While it’s still a little early to turn the girlies loose with the mixer, I got my first glimpse of my dreams becoming reality today, in the form of Halloween butter cookies.

I made up the butter cookie dough and shaped it into balls. One at a time, I let the girls “help” me stamp the cookies.

After each of their turns, I let them play with a little bit of leftover cookie dough.
(Note to self: use extreme caution when introducing Play-Doh! The girls would have easily shoved the entire ball of "play dough" into their mouths had I turned my attention for a split second!)

And of course we had to sample the fruits of our labors after lunch!

It was just a small glimpse, but it made this mama’s heart swell seeing her precious babies in the kitchen…it’s truly the stuff [her] dreams are made of.


Andrea said...

This post is too sweet! Your girls are getting big! It won't be long before they really are helping you out with the baking! I think what I am looking forward to is a girl's weekend with, pedi's, mani's and hair! Now I just to figure out a fun filled weekend trip with Luke!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

they are adorable and I love the pics of you helping them - gives me a lump in my throat:)

Jennie said...

Those are such sweet pictures - what lucky little girls!!!

Christina said...

Very sweet post! :) I hate to cook, or bake, or anything in the kitchen really. I'm getting better, but I don't enjoy it yet. ;)

reanbean said...

Sounds like fun! I must admit, I'm not great in the kitchen, but I've picked up a few more skills since the kiddos came along. I always looked forward to baking with my mom, and would love to share similar experiences with my own kids. I'm just not quite brave enough yet. Perhaps I'll give it a try when I make Christmas cookies this year. I may be calling on you for tips on how to make the project more toddler friendly! :o)