I didn't tell the girls beforehand, for fear they wouldn't sleep (!!!), but when they got up from their nap yesterday afternoon, they were ecstatic to hear we were expecting a very special visitor.
We had about an hour between nap and the time Miss Jenny was to arrive, and I planned to make cookies with the girls to share with her.
I pulled out a tried-and-true recipe for butter cookies. I couldn't help but think back to the first time we ever made cookies together...sorta-kinda, anyway.
It was the girls' second Halloween, when they were almost 22 months old. I made the dough up while they were napping, rolled it into balls, and then held their hand in mine to stamp the dough. I let them play with a bit of the squishy dough, too, and they loved that.
This time was a much different experience. I gave the girls a lump of dough, and they were very proficient in rolling it into balls. It was a true help!
|Rolling...rolling...rolling...get that dough a' rolling...|
|Look what we did!|
Then we stamped the cookies together, harkening back 2 1/2 years to our first cookie-making experience.
|Sweet Baby A!|
|Precious Baby B!|
And I know Miss Jenny appreciated her welcome-home treat, too. :) :)
(I can't post these pictures and not give a shout-out to Charlene at Adventures-in-Mommy-Land, who made the girls' aprons. We love them!!!)